Thursday, November 29, 2012

A holiday style outdoor mud kitchen!

We moved a few things outside to a readily muddy area near a place where we can keep an eye on grand-girly. I was inspired by a mud kitchen  my blogger pal over at Messyfish, had made for her son. Of course, she tries to use mostly all natural elements, but I have a bunch of plastic here, which I used so that we could get it going much quicker! She must have spent at least 3 hours out there!  When her brother got home from school, he joined her. This is such a hit! We do have to have  one rule though.....the holes dug in the dirt must be filled at end of playtime.    No broken hips for this grandma!!!!
Note the beautiful mud cake "dough" in the cooler, with floral ingredients! Beautiful. She was delighted mixing it up!  We put Christmas lights and balls on the jasmine covered gate as well, for a well lit holiday kitchen at night!  Tomorrow I will go through my pots and pans and find some old ones for her, and we are keeping an eye open for a free coffee table to add, that we can paint burners on the top, for a stove.  I believe this will be a fun activity for Donovan (age almost 8) to paint.
If you have any young people around....give an outdoor mud kitchen a try!!!  It is truly enchanting for them!


Dandelion and Daisy said...

That is so cute! I bet they will get a lot of enjoyment in the "new" kitchen mixing up batches of mud pies. Thought of you today when I used some of your paper beads to decorate a book binding! Thanks again.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Too much fun.

Teri Casper said...

OMG, totally adorable!! And she gets cutier everyday!!
Yes, you need a sign for Emily's kitchen.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Your granddaughter looks so happy! What a wonderful grandmother you are to set this up :)

Pokeberry Mary said...

such delightful pictures!! Emily is so big!! and her curls.. adorable. :)

Utsikt mot Lurfjellet said...

Adorable girl, lovely mud and flower soup! :D