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Kids mud kitchen

Budding Contributor
Budding Contributor

A mud kitchen play station for kids made using Pine, fence palings, a benchtop and accessories, all for under $70.





The project


Made this mud kitchen for my little cousin for Christmas. A super simple and affordable build which cost around $60–70. 




The project started off with making a very basic frame. The front was made using 90 x 45 H3 Pine and the back 120 x 45 H3 Pine with fence palings to create the box frames. I used my Ryobi One+ nail gun, but a hammer and nails would work just fine.




My local Bunnings store had some Pine decking on clearance due to a few imperfections, so I took advantage of this and used it for my whole project. I cut them all to length, lined the back and created the bottom shelf, once again using my nail gun. The benefit of a project like this is how super easy it is to customise and make it using the materials you have available to you. I went the easy way and bought a $25 pre-made benchtop from the timber aisle at my local Bunnings. When picking out your benchtop, make sure to read the specs as some are only made for use indoors, however, a couple of them have an outdoor rated glue.




I then used a Ryobi jigsaw to cut a hole for a metal bowl, added some rubber-coated eyehooks (safe for kids), a little chalkboard and then used the leftovers from the benchtop to create a name tag. It was coated in a marshmallow-like Dulux outdoor paint and was ready for play.


How to build a mud kitchen


The Bunnings team has shared step-by-step instructions how to build a mud kitchen for kids.



Other mud kitchen projects


Bunnings Workshop member DIY-Loomesy followed the Bunnings step-by-step instructions and shared their own video of the build process. The end result got the thumbs up from the happy chef. 




Resident Workshop pallet wood mastro LePallet has also made a popular mud kitchen using recycled timber, while the equally prolific Yorky88 has shared his popular design here.  


CEELC also shared a large D.I.Y. mud kitchen, while Carol_Prime built an alternative design using pallet timber


More popular kids projects


Find more great projects to build that can keep children happy and entertained for countless hours in our Top 10 most popular kids projects.


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