5 Amazing Play Kitchens That You Can Build

The kitchen is one of the first places that your kids can learn chores and help you accomplish tasks. It can also be a great place for them to be exposed to using tools and utensils. But before they are big enough to actually help they still want to mimic you and “play” kitchen. Our son is only a couple months old but he’s already fascinated by what we are doing in the kitchen and we can really see how fun it can be for kids to play in their own kitchen.

There are a lot of play kitchens that you can buy and most are plastic and kinda gross. If you’re an accomplished woodworker we’ve got plans for building your own play kitchen but if you’re like us and DIY motivated but don’t have the tools and skills to build play kitchen from scratch, you can do what these makers did and build a play kitchen yourself.

Here are 5 amazing play kitchens that you can build with your kids.


An amazing transformation of an old cabinet into a kids play kitchen from Young House Love.


This cute kitchen is from Vintage Songbird.



Nikki’s Nacs has built an awesome kids play kitchen with a subway tile backsplash!



Giggleberry made this play kitchen from an old entertainment center



Here’s a gorgeous modern play kitchen we saw on Ohdeedoh that could be in Dwell



This play kitchen was built from a desk. We love the chalkboard.



Do you have a play kitchen to share? Send it to us! We’d love to take a look.

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  • Helen Gee
    7 Nov ’11 at 10:11 am

    Here is the one I made for my nephew a few years ago. Still have to get another built for my daughter for christmas  this year :).

  • Built by Kids
    7 Nov ’11 at 10:26 am

    Nice job Helen! Great detail on the oven rack and kudos for going with Zero VOC paint.

    Share this with everyone on our Facebook page.

  • nikkisnacs
    8 Nov ’11 at 12:19 pm

    Thanks so much for featuring our kid kitchen!

  • Built by Kids
    8 Nov ’11 at 12:35 pm

    We love it!

  • Anonymous
    19 Feb ’12 at 10:36 am

    These are fantastic!

  • Suzi Lighten
    23 Apr ’12 at 12:31 pm


  • Suzi Lighten
    23 Apr ’12 at 12:32 pm

    Ahhhh! This is adorable! Why didn’t I see your post a week ago, before I went out and got a play kitchen at Toys R Us???!!! Super fab – thanks for the post!

  • Celia
    30 May ’12 at 4:25 am

    This is excellent. I like it.

  • Jane Gerow
    14 Sep ’12 at 10:27 am

    These are awesome. I hope you don’t mind if I make a link on my blog to yours. The last few days I have been talking about the importance of cooking with kids and your ideas need to be shared!

  • Built by Kids
    14 Sep ’12 at 10:49 am

    Hi Jane! Thanks!!! Send us the link when it’s up!