You made a refrigerator.
Check. What’s next?
It’s time to make your own personalized kitchen sink.
cardboard box (optional: additional large cardboard piece)
clear moving tape
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Ziploc tupperware (rectangular shape)
duct tape (optional)
wrapping paper (optional: self-adhesive wrapping paper)
ruler or t-bar
pencil, pen, or marker
Step 1. Pick out or resize your cardboard box.
In my case, I had a cardboard box that was perfect in height, but it needed to be extended a bit. So I adjusted the back of the box to make it the match the length and width to the cardboard oven. In the image below, you see the stovetop/microwave combo on the left, and the box on the right. The box on the right will be used to make the kitchen sink cabinet.
Here, you can see how I needed to extend the box out to make it match the same depth.
Using a t-bar and pencil, I marked a line and cut the box.
Then with duct tape, I taped the box together. The back was open, and I taped another piece of cardboard.
Step 2. Wrap the cardboard box with wrapping paper.
Step 3. Make the drop-in sink.
Flip the rectangular tupperware piece over and trace an outlined shape.
Cut out the outlined shape. Adjust the cut out accordingly. I had to shave off a little around the edges, so that it fit snugly.
Because of the cut out, I would recommend gluing or taping the wrapping paper to secure the paper to the cardboard box. If you used self-adhesive wrapping paper, then you should be fine.
Step 4. Make the cabinet door.
To cut out a cabinet door, mark three lines with a ruler and pen. Then cut the top, bottom, and one side. Make sure to leave the other side, or you will have a gaping hole to fill.
Cut two slits and slip adhesive ribbon through. Remove the adhesive backing, and secure the ribbon to the back.
Add a small cardboard piece to the inside of the sink cabinet. Add velcro to ensure that the cabin door closes.
Step 5. Add a faucet and cold/hot handle bars.
Using three soap or lotion pumps, I poked a hole at the top behind the drop-in sink. Full disclosure, I didn’t do this yet for the cardboard kitchen tutorial 2.0. because I don’t have the lotion tops….yet.
Step 6. Voila! Project complete!
Well, sort of. But hey, once I do get those lotion tops, I’ll be sure to have this project complete. Now wasn’t that easy? You made a kitchen sink, and your little one can practice doing the dishes too.
It took several
weeks months, but the project was worth it, especially at the price for almost free. (The photo below shows the kitchen sink cabinet on the right.)
Have you made one of these? Do you have questions or comments on how to improve this project?
From my hometown to yours,