Sweet Gum Ball Ice Cream
Mud Bread with Herbs
It didn't take the Daddy and me very much time or effort to set this up, yet the results? Oh my. Stamp of toddler approval, my friends. Water? Check. Dirt? Check. Rip roarin' good time? Check. Mess? You betcha. Little one busily playing for two hours straight? Mmm hmm. The mud pie kitchen makes all of us in our house very happy.
It cost virtually nothing to put together (the old bench was free and the pots, pans & kitchenware were thrifted.) To cover the unsighly front and sides of the bench, I used a thrifted sheet, cut to size and nailed to the wood. Add a hook to hang an apron from and you're done. The sides of the bench are open, so one side can be used for storage and the other side is the "oven."
I'm hoping that this is one of the things that the boys remember about their childhoods when they are adults. Water + mud + silliness = fond memories.