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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June 25, 2018

Take cookies to a new playful level with this squirrel-shaped cutter. Your kids can cut out the friendly shape, then fold its arms to hold a nutty surprise. BUY IT: Amazon, $11.99

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

From Amazon

This classic kid's cookbook will inspire your children to come up with their own menu ideas. Designed for kids ages three to eight, the step-by-step illustrations are comic-strip style so the recipes are super easy for little ones to follow. BUY IT: Amazon $10.88

From chef'n

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

Pizza is always a crowd pleaser — even for the pickiest palates. This 5-piece pizza kit has essential tools that are made for little hands so your kids can be part of the entire process from dough to bubbling cheese. BUY IT: Curious Chef, $24.99

From Target

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

Get creative at breakfast time. The silicone shaper gives you a cloud-and-sun-shaped egg with ease. Simply pour the egg in the circle, and it'll keep the yolk in the ring while the white spreads out to the cloud. BUY IT: Amazon, $10

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