14 January 2012

Mud pies and outdoor play kitchen inspiration

Sunnyboy loves making mud pies with friends in the garden.

July 2011

He's always had an indoor play kitchen and also a box of kitchen utensils, bowls and buckets for the garden, where he has a mud patch. Recently he said he'd like Nozy to help him make a wooden cooker for the garden so I've been looking for inspiration for an outdoor play kitchen area we can get ready for spring. These are some of the kitchens I found.

Creating a mud pie kitchen at Rhythm of the Home

Make a Mud Pie Kitchen at juise

A fun, simple mud kitchen at {Share & Remember}

A beautiful, vintage outdoor kitchen at gardenmama

A National Trust mud pie kitchen at Adventures @ Play

Thrifting for the Mud Pie Kitchen and Fine Tuning the Mud Pie Kitchen at TinkerLab
Source: via Sunny on Pinterest

A mud kitchen for our mud patch part 1, A mud kitchen for our mud patch part 2, Making mud pies, More mud pie kitchen madness, Mud pie kitchens revisited, Play heats up in the outdoor kitchen, Mud pie kitchen roundup, What's cooking in the outdoor kitchen and Mud pie kitchens galore at let the children play

More mud pie kitchens on Pinterest

If you have a mud pie kitchen I'd love you to leave a link in the comments.

Sunnyboy's new outdoor play kitchen

Click here to see the play, crafts and learning ideas blog link-ups we share at.


  1. We don't have a mud pie kitchen but we enjoyed looking at all these great ideas. Mum and Dad

  2. Play kitchens are great for children and every child should have one at one point or another. It doesn't matter if the child is a boy or a girl, there are certain skills that are learned through playing with kitchen sets.

  3. So inspiring. It is lovely to be back online and to catch up with your lovely blog. I am so sorry to see that you have been through heartbreak once again and hope that you are healing and still hopeful for the future too.
    Gina xxx

  4. I can't believe I'm just now rediscovering your blog! I remember stumbling across it quite awhile back and enjoying reading your posts.

    I love outdoor kitchens! And you have a wonderful round up here. Thanks for all the beautiful outdoor kitchen inspiration!

    And I've been looking around your blog and noticed that you linked to my rock post in your side bar. Thanks so much. That really made my day!

  5. Oh! And I'm your newest follower. I'll keep in touch this time!

  6. Outdoor play kitchens are wonderful!!! Can't wait to see what Nozy builds for Sunnyboy!

    Thanks for linking up to Learning Laboratory at Mama Smiles =)

  7. My kids would that that set up!!! I especially love the stove top on the turned over barrel!

  8. Love your pictures. My children have an indoor kitchen, but they would rather be outside. I have never thought to set them up an outdoor kitchen for their mud. I can't wait to get started.

  9. Found you on the blog hop, and I am so glad! What great ideas you have on here! Looking forward to more! Your newest fan on fb and follower-Kim

  10. This has me excited for the summer. So many fun ideas! I am a new Twitter follower visiting from ABC and 123 Learning. Vicky from Mess For Less

  11. OOoh what a fabulously inspirational posts... So many different ways to play outside and have fun with mud...

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  12. LOVE all this creative outdoor fun play!! This is super cute! I’d love for you to link up at my kid oriented TGIF Linky Party – – I know my readers would love this too!!
    Beth =-)

  13. A mud pie Kitchen! That is pure genius and my mission for this summer!

    Thanks for linking to Science Sparks, Fun Sparks

  14. ooohhh - my parents have a permanant mud kitchen on their farm - which I recently wrote about -
    but I must blog a picture to showcase the FUN that's involved - thanks for the reminder how cool mud is!!


    We love mud pies, it is a favourite childhood memory of mine. Making beautiful red earth mud pies at my nannas.

  16. I LOVE this. It was eye candy just to read your post. The kids are in total bliss!

  17. We love our mudpie kitchen! Great post that brings together lots of awesome examples and posts on outdoor kitchens. Thanks for sharing with the outdoor play party!

  18. This is sooooooooo AWESOME!!! I love this idea... Now you're inspiring me to have one in my backyard :) Would really love it if you could share this with us at Sharing Saturday -

    Have a great weekend,

  19. Wow! I love this collection of beautiful outdoor play areas! :) I am now following your blog after finding you at Posh Mama's link up. Please come visit at Just For Daisy next time you sit down for a cuppa! :) x
    PS. I've pinned this on Pinterest!

  20. wow! so many fun mud kitchens! I have never made a mud pie in my life! Isn't that sad!!!

    Thanks for sharing on The Sunday Showcase! :)

  21. My kids would love a mud pie kitchen. Thanks for compiling all the great ideas!! (By the way, I love Pinterest and think you did a great job using it in a creative way.)

  22. What a lovely collection of outdoor kitchens. We make a lot of sand cakes in our sandbox. I made her a stove out of a large box with a foam core shelf in it. I don't know if I ever put pictures up. We have it in our garage for the winter so if the weather is yucky we can still use it.

    Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! Have a great week!

  23. This is great, I love the pebbles in the muffin pan. And those scoops of sand look wonderful. Your outdoor kitchen looks like a great place to explore and experiment...!!

  24. Beautiful play area for kids. They love to play with this kitchen crockery. You give us great ideas for kids.