10 Shoppables to Inspire Your Little Chef
Teaching kids the joy of cooking is a skill they'll use for the rest of their lives. Start your mini sous chef's culinary journey with these tools that'll make time in the kitchen feel like child's play.
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Deck out your little mini-me with an apron that matches mama's. Available in multiple prints, including this adorable tea time set, the '50s-inspired aprons help keep kids mess free and give them an enjoyable way to get involved, especially if they love to dress up. BUY IT: Jessie Steele, $22 and up
Family fun night gets an upgrade with this popcorn-making set. The silicone popper allows you to microwave a healthier version of this all-time favorite snack, and four individual buckets means everyone gets their own container — no fighting over who ate more popcorn! BUY IT: Handstand Kitchen, $24.99
Patience is one of the hardest parts of baking with kids; they want everything to happen immediately. This bundt cake maker give kids the complete experience of mixing up the batter but with just seven minutes of baking time until they can see their creation come to life. The appliance makes three different cake shapes, sure to delight all ages. BUY IT: Amazon, $34.32
No need to even change out of your pajamas. Head straight to the kitchen with your little ones to make yummy pancakes from a galaxy far, far away. Go to the Dark Side with the Darth Vader and Stormtrooper molds or embrace Star Wars' favorites Yoda and R2-D2. BUY IT: Williams Sonoma, $19.95
Typical nut choppers are hard for little hands to hold in place and push down, but this one allows your kids to roll it back and forth (just like they do their toy cars – vroom, vroom!) to chop nuts in a snap. It's safe, entertaining and is perfect to prep nuts for your famous brownies. BUY IT: Amazon, $14.99
Teach kids to cook the rainbow (a lot of colorful veggies and fruit) for healthy meals while bringing bright hues to your kitchen with this vibrant 9-piece stacking set that includes mixing bowls, a colander and measuring spoons and cups. Not only is it a kitchen space saver, but your kids will also love stacking all the pieces back together. BUY IT: Target, $49.99