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You can catch up on some of the action in these posts:
: : : a mud kitchen for our mud patch part 1
: : : a mud kitchen for our mud patch
: : : more mud pie kitchen madness
: : : making mud pies
Now I love a mud pie kitchen. Anything that has the potential to engage kids in creative and imaginative play outdoors is a winner in my books. Unfortunately, our mud pie kitchen has fallen victim to the outdoor elements so it is time to start gathering more ideas for the mud pie kitchen mark 2.
These are the beauties I have come up with so far:
: : : Squiggle Mum Getting Dirty in Outdoor Kitchens
: : : Elsie Marley Mud Pies
True to form, Tom can't help tinkering and concocted a way to add a water source and sink to their outdoor kitchen:
: : : Owlet Our Creative Space
The beauty of an outdoor play kitchen is that it doesn't have to be fancy, or cost a lot (or any) money. Cast offs and op shop finds and pieces that you don't mind eventually falling to bits in the weather are ideal:
: : : Iri'ni My Mud Pie Kitchen Rules
Be creative with the accessories for your mud pie kitchen - I love the collection of tins and pots and bits and pieces in this photo:
And finally, I would love to hunt down this little book called Mud Pies and Other Recipes. A Cookbook for Dolls. by Marjorie Winslow:
It is full of magical muddy recipes like this one:
STUFFED SEA SHELLSWho wouldn't love some of these served up to them by the little person in their life?
Scoop up a shovelful of sand that has just been licked by a wave. Pack this into the tiniest sea shells you can find . Sprinkle these with a pinch of dry sparkling sand and serve.
Image: The Child's Paper