The Crazy Kitchen: 10 Minute Cardboard Box Oven

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Tuesday, 17 July 2012

10 Minute Cardboard Box Oven

Jack was making 'cakes' with Play-doh this morning, rolling and shaping and popping into cake cases in a mini muffin pan. He then needed to bake them, obviously, but his microwave's on the blink and really needed a proper oven. I didn't have time to nip to Ikea and buy one of those super duper life-like ovens so instead set about transforming a cardboard box.


First up I taped the top of the box up as that was now going to be the back. I then turned it on its end and cut a door out of the front. A door needs a handle so a strip of cardboard and some tape et voila.....


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All ovens have a shelf inside so I folded a couple of squares of scrap card 90 degrees and taped them onto the insides of the oven for the shelf to rest on.....


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Control knobs were made out of circles of card covered in foil and taped in place....


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The top was an A4 sheet of card with circles drawn on for the hotplates and smaller circles for the knobs....


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Easy peasy oven in around 10 minutes.


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