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.