It’s finally here!
After several months of finding recycled pieces, I have completed the Cardboard Kitchen Tutorial 2.0 project! This will be a four-part series, detailing how to make cardboard kitchen for your little one. What’s so great about these posts, are the details and step-by-step photos, which are much better than my original cardboard kitchen tutorial from 2013 (before I began blogging.)
What’s first up?
Making a Cardboard Kitchen Refrigerator.
Continue reading to find some inspiration and all these recycled items in your home.
cardboard box with additional cardboard pieces
silver thick card stock
clear moving tape
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
wrapping paper (optional: self-adhesive wrapping paper)
ruler or t-bar
pencil, pen, or marker
Step 1. Choose a nice tall cardboard box.
In my example, I used an old pack-n-play box.
Step 2. Wrap cardboard box with wrapping paper.
I didn’t have enough wrapping paper left from my project to cover the box. But I did have a large silver piece of mat board left over from another project. Carefully, I wrapped silver paper on each side, leaving the front exposed.
Cut and tape accordingly.
Step 3. Make the front door.
You can either make it a top/bottom fridge, or just use one large piece.
I made the front door out of leftover large silver mat board and cut it out using a utility knife.
Using clear moving tape, secure the door.
Cut out two slits and feed adhesive ribbon though. Remove adhesive and secure ribbon on the back.
Step 4. Add shelving and adhesive-backed velcro.
Mark the length and width of shelves. Make sure you leave extra to partially cut the sides. This will help secure the shelf to the inside of the cardboard box. I made two shelves and secured it to the cardboard box with Aleene’s Tacky Glue and clear moving tape.
Don’t forget to add pre-cut adhesive-backed velcro squares (as shown below).
Step 5. Voila! Project complete!
You have made a personalized refrigerator (or a fancy cupboard). (The refrigerator is on the left.) This concludes part one of the Cardboard Kitchen Tutorial 2.0. project. Compared to the last cardboard kitchen project, I think I made some nice modifications. What do you think?
If you liked tried this project, please feel free to share the love and let us know how your project turned out.
From my hometown to yours,