Easy Kids' Play Kitchen
With just a few simple modifications, a basic bookshelf can be turned into a fun kid-sized kitchen for your little chef.
- small 2-shelf bookshelf
- measuring tape
- ready-made fabric window topper
- 5/8" staples
- staple gun
- 8" round metal cake pan
- 3/4" drill bit
- tension rod
- clear-drying adhesive
- small faucet
- optional: scraps of wood for building faucet
Mark Placement of Sink
On top of bookshelf, trace bottom of cake pan where sink will be positioned. Allow enough room around hole so jigsaw can easily maneuver and for faucet placement.
Drill Starter Hole
With 3/4-inch drill bit, drill a hole in the approximate center of the traced sink hole.
Cut Out With Jigsaw
Insert jigsaw into center hole and carefully cut out hole for sink.
Place cake pan into hole cut for sink; test for fit. The pan should slide in and out easily so it can be removed for cleaning.
Add Skirt and Faucet
Slide fabric topper onto tension rod and place rod in shelf opening. Alternately, you can simply staple fabric to underside of top shelf. Attach an old faucet to top of shelf using clear-drying adhesive or create a wooden faucet by stacking painted blocks of scrap wood.