DIY Cardboard Play Kitchen

Fun DIY Cardboard Play Kitchen

Playsets are expensive and you can guarantee the kids will outgrow them long before they wear out. So why not just build one for your kids yourself?

You and your kids will love this project! Instead of buying, make this play kitchen together with your kids. This is a great way to spend time with your kids. Just use your creativity skills and a few engineering ideas will help. Plus, your kids will learn how to build and how to appreciate something by learning the challenges they do to create this cute play kitchen.

DIY Cardboard Play Kitchen
Cardboard Play Kitchen

Use cardboard boxes! Millions of cardboard boxes get discarded every day! You might already have a few at home but if not, there are a lot of folks who’d be happy to give you theirs!

Ultimate Corner Wooden Play Kitchen with Lights

What are the benefits of having a cardboard kitchen for your kids?

Whether you are searching for a gift for your kids or even a niece or nephew, there are several toys to pick from. Each of these toys has its own benefits. This act-play kitchen might be a great gift for your children or your relatives since it is suitable for all ages. The purpose of this article is to show you the benefits of play kitchens that will help your child have fun while also learning.

1. Improves communication skills

The most beneficial skill a child can learn in playing is communication skills. These play kitchens contribute to the level of communication that we invest in our kids. Inspiring your kids to pretend to cook while communicating with their friends by providing them with some food, this level of communication is very important at this stage, to get them ready for school and cope with their new classmates. To get them ready for reading and writing at school, communication plays a vital role in their growth.

2. Improves their creativity

It not only increases communication but also inspires creativity. A play kitchen can make every playdate more fun and encourage sharing between children whether it is younger siblings who are playing mom and dad or older siblings who are pretending to own a restaurant. Young children need to develop these transferable skills since sharing and creativity will carry over into later years. As they develop good people skills, they will be able to communicate with others and grow as leaders.

3. Promotes Independence

A play kitchen is another toy that teaches independence, a skill that you can use throughout your life. It allows them to live in their own little world and get lost in their imagination. If you are at home or if they are staying home with a childminder, this can help to encourage independence and occupy little minds. The playset can also be made more appealing to audience members by adding other foods or a shop.

4. Familiarizes them with a Healthy Lifestyle

Play kitchens can also teach children about healthy eating, which is yet another benefit they can gain from them. A play kitchen comes with fruit, vegetables, and other healthy items to encourage your children to eat healthily. They can identify which foods are good for them and can choose the right foods for them if this is then instilled with healthy snacks and healthy meals. Overall health will be improved as a result of this, and the risk of obesity will be minimized as they grow up

DIY Cardboard Play Kitchen

What are the materials needed to build a cardboard play kitchen?

For a more realistic kitchen build and cover appliances with aluminum foil and the kitchen itself with contact paper. Get more ideas by viewing our album!

You can also know more about how to build a collapsible cardboard play kitchen set for easy storage/moving by heading over to the link provided below. :)


  • Cardboards of different sizes
  • Scotch tape
  • Extra/scrap fabric for the potholders and curtains
  • Contact Paper, Aluminum Foil


  • Scissors
  • Cutter

Click on any image to start the lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox.8-)

Thanks to Forty-two Roads for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here

If you liked this project, you might also like to view PVC kids toys… and Play foam…



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