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DIY: Turn a Box Into a Play Stove!
Become your child's hero when you turn a cardbox box, some old CDs and a few odds and ends into this awesome play stove! Here's how to do it, courtesy of Parents magazine via Craigslist Dad: Materials: - 12x12x22-inch box (approximately) - X-Acto knife, cutting mat, thick rope - 3 brads - 3 Play-Doh lids - 3 plastic caps - 4 CDs - 20×12-inch piece of cardboard, scissors - 3 adhesive-backed kitchen hooks - Hot glue gun - You can find pretty cheap play utensils at IKEA or any toy store, or even make those out of cardboard, too! The point is to have fun with it - so if you're missing any of this stuff, just improvise with what you have lying around! Let your child help out with some recycling suggestions. How To: - Position flat box so flaps will be at right and left sides. - Use an X-Acto knife and cutting mat to cut an oven door, as shown. - Cut two 1-inch holes, about 6 inches apart, on oven door for handle; thread a thick rope through and knot in back to secure. - Push a brad through the center of each plastic Play-Doh lid and use to secure to the front of the stove for controls above the oven door. - Hot-glue a plastic cap over each brad. - Assemble box and hot-glue flaps shut. - Glue the four CDs to the top of the box for burners. - Bend the right and left 4 inches of the 20×12-inch cardboard piece at right angles to create a backsplash about 12×12 inches. - Trim bent side sections into triangular shapes, keeping the full width at the base. - Round off the top of the middle section with scissors and hot-glue to back of stove, as shown. - Adhere plastic kitchen hooks to backsplash to hold play utensils.
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