Thursday, 22 July 2010

Kitchen Sink

Having been inspred by so many home made and Ikea hacks relating to toy kitchens I was desperate to have a try, but no reason to. But realised a kitchen sink would come in handy, in an inspired moment (whilst waiting for a train at a level crossing, a common thinking spot) I realised could probably make it a working sink. Here's an evening's work. Made from:
  • Cardboard box
  • Empty pump soap bottle
  • Mixing bowl
  • Acrylic paint
  • Foil paper
  • Hot glue gun
  • Craft knife
  • Funky foam (optional)
  • Cut hole to fit the mixing bowl in (with bowl lip holding in place) and another to accommodate the bottle neck of soap, cut this about 2cm from edge of bowl hole (Otherwise water will not spray into bowl.
  • Add some fake drawers to front.
  • Add a back splash to the sink.
  • Paint top and back splash with three layers of acrylic paint (to seal cardboard so that when it gets wet the card does not warp), also paint the underside of the top of the box to seal more effectively.

  • Add a draining board by covering a piece of card with foil (ensuring fully glued and folding the foil over and glueing securely on the underside)
  • Add funky foam tiles (optional)
  • Seal edges (soap hole, bowl hole, edge of draining board and back splash join) with hot glue gun. Again to reduce warping.
  • Add some embelishments, gluing draw handles onto "draws" and attaching a curtain ring to side using a pipe cleaner threading through two holes. If you have mouthers ensure you use large handles as they can be pulled off!!!
  • Then ready to play!! Add water into the bottle so that it can pump water.
"I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things...I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind." Leo F. Buscaglia


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a lot of creative works here on your blog. I am now a follower.

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  3. This is genius - well done! And I love the quote you mentioned.