Saturday, July 9, 2011

Mud Pie Kitchen

I have many fond childhood summertime memories.  One of which is concocting mud creations ~ beautiful pies and cakes made from mud, sand, leaves and berries.  As soon as I saw the idea for a mud pie kitchen on one of my favorite blogs, Rhythm of the Home, I started gathering supplies.

Our mud pie kitchen has been up for a month and the kids have been spending lots of time, playing and creating.  Would you like to see?  Follow me.  Our mud pie kitchen is hidden in a corner of the yard.

IMG_5462It is the perfect location on a hot summer day to “cook up” some fabulous mud pie creations!   The two chiefs are busy preparing something in the kitchen right now.


I purchased two crates from Michaels for about $13.00 (using a coupon of course!). The rest of the items I found at Good Will or around the house.   I probably spent around $20 for everything.


In the hanging wire baskets you can find stones and shells. The kids are using the bottom basket to place bowls and such as they dry.


The shelf has pegs, where you can dry plants, or hang supplies.  The top shelf has a basket with tongs, spoons, etc. and provides extra space.


One of the kids favorite kitchen items is a mortar and pestle. 

IMG_5477I had the perfect container for dirt, just sitting in the garage.  Do you know what the container was original used for?  If so, please don’t tell my kids ~ and yes I cleaned it with bleach! : )IMG_5476I planted some good smelling herbs (mint, lavender, and basil) for the kids to use.  I have since discovered that we have a groundhog in our yard who is also thankful for the small herb garden.


One of the kids creations. IMG_5474

I just love summertime and mud pies!



Michelle said...

I've been wanting to do this ever since I saw Ginny's post. I love how you hid it away it its own little corner of your yard. Love all the little go-alongs as well. Your kids will have the same wonderful memories made even more special by your effort. =)

Amanda said...

im totally going to do this!!!

thanks for the inspiration.

Ticia said...

The crates are perfect. I've been thinking about doing this for a while, and that is the perfect way to do it!

Joesette said...

Yep, I gotta steal this one!

The Adventurer said...

What a fantastic idea. My kids love making garden concoctions. Going to look into doing this for them as well. Just love it!!!

child central station said...

I love your kitchen! I'm going to link it up to my outdoor inspiration page. Thanks :).

Ingrid said...

How fun and creative!

Stef Layton said...

what a fun idea !!!

Rebecca said...

LOVE this idea!!

trooppetrie said...

I am new to your blog and just wanted you to know I have really enjoyed it this morning

The Darrin Vegetarian said...

This is such an adorable kid's kitchen. Looks like a lot of fun!

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