DIY Pretend Cookware Storage and Stove

Last week’s post was on how to create your own felt pretend food, but once you have the food you need a place to store it, along with all the other pretend kitchen accessories. We no longer have a pretend play kitchen, it was taking up too much space and it has found a new home, but the girls still enjoy pretending to cook. Here is a great DIY storage solution that doubles as a stove.

All you need to create your own stove is a clear plastic storage tub, gray and black arcylic paint, and a lid. Use the lid to trace circles to be your “stovetop”. Paint the circles black and cover with two layers of acrylic paint. Have fun playing pretend!


  1. I like this idea. I’m thinking of using one of our old bookshelves and repainting it. The bottom can hold all of the food, and the top can be the burners. We’ll see. I also like this idea though.

  2. how fun!!! I think I might do this for a oven on the go!!!!!!!!

  3. This is a great idea! I love items that have multi-uses. I’ll suggest this to my daughter for her 3 yo, especially since space is very limited for them.

  4. Why didn’t I think of this? Such a great, easy idea. And it would make a fantastic gift for any preschooler. (BTW, stopping by from BF Mom Loop!)

  5. Cute idea for a stove and great place to store in too! Right now we have a huge play kitchen…and the accessories are generally all over the living room. I’m going to have to remember that idea when I want to downsize, or maybe even for Grandma and Grandpa’s house!
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  6. Stopping by from Blog Frog – Mom Loop Comment Follow! What a great idea … I never thought of doing that! It’s so simple and my son would love it!

  7. Love that stove idea! That’s a great idea.
    I have two boys…I’ll have to try that with them.

    I’m stopping by from Mom Loop.

  8. Will totally pass this idea along to my friend that has a little girl that is super into cooking!

  9. That’s so clever! I wish ideas like this were around when my teens were toddlers. Visiting from Blog Frog’s Spring Challenge Link Up!

  10. I like the utility of this – a storage and a play thing in one!

  11. This is a brilliant idea. We store our play food in a container just like that one, all I need to do is draw the stove parts on!

  12. Simple and effective! Love it! Thanks for participation in last week’s High paw and hope to see you again this week!

  13. Kay ( says:

    This is such a great idea! 🙂 The pretend food in our church nursery is all mixed up with other toys, and this would be a great way to keep it organized and provide another stove as well. I like the felt food idea as well.

  14. What a great idea! So simple. It might just be our project for today 🙂

    (PS, I stopped by via Mom Loop Friday Comment Follow)

  15. Stopping by from mom loop comment Friday! What a fun site and what a super fun idea! Love it. 🙂


  16. This is such an awesome blog!! I love finding projects to do with the kids! I am now a follower (Mom Loop Follow). I look forward to trying some of your projects.

  17. This is brilliant! I especially like that the stove doubles as storage for all of the play kitchen stuff when you’re done playing!

  18. Great idea! I need more creative storage ideas at my house. The toys are taking over! 🙂

  19. Nancy Dempsey says:

    What a brilliant idea for the stovetop! Great Post!

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