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Outdoor Fun: Mud Pie Kitchens

Outdoor Fun: Mud Pie Kitchens

Will the next trend in outdoor living be mud pie kitchens? At Gardenista, we think so.

Above: When we spotted this ingenious DIY project, via Rhythm of the Home, it was all we could do to contain ourselves from running straight home to turn some old crates upside down to create “cabinets” and a “stove.” For step-by step instructions, visit Rhythm of the Home.

Photographs by Ginny Sheller.

Above: Any unbreakables you already own—miniature muffin tins, galvanized buckets, that old dented pie dish—will perfectly complement the rustic vibe. For seating: tree stumps.

Above: (L) Fresh flowers to “ice” the cake; (R) Whisks and spoons to beat the batter. If you have a galvanized tub, fill it with water and use it as a sink.

Above: For urban dwellers: If you do not have any dirt available, buy a bag of top soil.

Explore more ways for children to enjoy the outdoors on Gardenista: For Kids Only: A Hidden Garden in Brooklyn and Kids Boots for Tromping Around the Garden.

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2:43PM PDT on Oct 20, 2012

what a cute and awesome idea. my son will love this!

2:44AM PDT on Oct 7, 2012

Thank you, beautiful.

8:11PM PDT on Oct 4, 2012

reminds me of my childhood

6:05PM PDT on Oct 4, 2012


9:37PM PDT on Oct 3, 2012

Thank you.

10:57AM PDT on Oct 2, 2012

Too cute! Just make sure they are in play clothes!

9:34AM PDT on Oct 1, 2012

Very cute! I know a lot of kids would enjoy this. Just make sure they know where they should dig the mud up from.

1:44PM PDT on Sep 30, 2012

My daughter and I both experienced the joy of making mudpies when we were little!

3:49PM PDT on Sep 29, 2012

Every child should have the oppotunity to make MUD pies, ADULTS too!

2:53PM PDT on Sep 29, 2012

I made mud pies when I was little at my grandmothers.

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