Places to find what you need
Section 5 of the Making a Mud Kitchen book.
What you'll need
- found, begged and borrowed kitchen bits
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Health & Safety Considerations
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Places to find what you need:
The best mud kitchens, and those which have the most atmosphere and character, are made from found, gathered and donated items – especially when these come from the children’s own families. It’s important not to spend much money – what matters to children is that these things come from the real human world, to combine with the stuff of the real physical world.
Here are a few possibilities:
- Families of children and staff - specific requests and lucky finds - items used in a range of represented cultures - the perfect little old cupboard might come from someone’s garage.
- Charity and second-hand shops - especially for interesting tableware, bakeware and utensils.
- Emporia and house clearance sales - can yield some really interesting and unusual things
- Furniture recycling centres, such as REMAR - can yield some quirky and cheap cupboards and dressers
- Specialist suppliers, such as Muddy Faces - for a range of really interesting and unusual resources to set up and extend mud kitchens.
Disclaimer: Muddy Faces cannot take any responsibility for accidents or damage that occurs as a result of following this activity.You are responsible for making sure the activity is conducted safely.