The 30 Second DIY Play Kitchen

You know we love play kitchens here at Ohdeedoh and we're especially fond of readers' DIY versions. Although inspired by everyone's results, I hadn't started on a DIY play kitchen for my kids until last night. And it's done.

We call it the 30-second play kitchen in our house and it's literally that. I break out a set of black coasters (from IKEA for like $1) and place them on top of the toy storage unit we have. The play food, pots and pans and cooking utensils come out of the drawers and it's Top Chef Jr. for the next half hour or so. That's it. The kids have a separate play refrigerator that adds to this very basic kitchen set-up. To make things more interesting, I purchased a stainless steel bowl as a sink and plan to "install" it to the top of the storage unit.

It's a great, inexpensive and temporary solution for those with kids who don't play with the play kitchen every day. It's also great because it utilizes furniture we already have so no additional space required.

Image: Janie Lee