7 Mud Kitchen Essentials You Absolutely Need to Get Now!
It’s warming up! It’s getting hot, hot hot -and we are super excited to get the mud kitchen out again. Problem is, some of the bits have gone a bit rusty and manky from the past couple of summers. It’s time to buy some new bits and bobs to stock our DIY mud kitchen.
You really don’t have to spend a lot, and today on the blog, we’re sharing our mud kitchen utensil ideas with you. Be sure to share any ideas on social too! In fact if you’re new to the mud kitchen, take a look at this post which rounds up loads of budget DIY mud kitchen ideas.
A mud kitchen wouldn’t be complete without bowls. We used huge dog bowls we picked up from Home Bargains for a few quid. If you don’t want metal bowls, go for a plastic washing up bowl. It’s as easy as that.
Think about smaller bowls for mixing and mashing. Plastic bowls work well, as do takeaway containers and Balti curry bowls.
Also consider even smaller bowls or small jam jars (depending on how well you trust your child). Yogurt pots work well for putting small amounts of mud mixture in.
We also use a lot of small pots and containers for sensory science station fun!
Silicon Cup Cake Cases
These are great because B enjoys making “mud pies” and “cakes”. He also enjoys making cups of tea. We use these cup cake cases a lot when we make “Bento” style lunchboxes.
A mud kitchen wouldn’t be complete without tools to stir. Think wooden spoons, old utensils which you don’t use anymore, and also other things like wooden lolly sticks, straws and Calpol syringes.
Whisks are always fun and you can pick these up and a whole host of other utensils in the discount and budget stores.
Saucepans are great for collecting mud, water, grass, flowers – bugs! Whatever the little ones want really. Again, pick them up in the discount stores or use an old one that you’re not too precious about.
Raid the Recycling Box
If you really don’t want to spend a penny, take a look at what you have in the recycling box. Tins, plastic bottles and packaging come in handy for water play activities. Don’t want to buy a colander? Those boxes strawberries and grapes come in work really well.
Mud kitchen supplies do not need to cost the earth. You can pretty much use things you have at home if you have a think. We love water play and we often create science sensory stations too! Follow us on social media for more creative and fun play ideas: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter!