I wanted to share just a little bit more about Thea's play kitchen.(The original post can be found here.)
I think I mentioned earlier that the oven window is made of plexiglass. I drilled through the plexiglass and used a screws and washers to attach the "glass" to the oven door. To keep the door securely shut when not in use, I used a small magnet. As I said before, I'm still searching for just the right thing for the oven rack.
I originally intended to secure the faucet and the sink so that they were not easily taken out. I was successful with the faucet (gorilla glue), but I tried several things and nothing seemed to work to keep the sink secure. Thea frequently takes the sink out to play with it alone - and I realized today that this is a good thing. She's taken to pourning water from her cup into the sink - and the removeable sink makes it pretty easy to clean up.
In the above photo, you can also see the towel rack.
This photo shows the hooks I put on the oven side of the kitchen, so that Thea's apron and potholders would always be close at hand. The apron and potholder you see above were made by my super friend Michaelann.
It is amazing to me how Thea just seems to know how to cook, without me even really showing her. Right away, she was mixing things up, putting things in the oven, turning the knobs, and using her potholder to remove her pans from the oven. I suppose it just shows how our wee ones really are watching us all the time, learning every single second.
In the next few days, I'll be sharing some other kitchen-type things I've made for her to experiment with.