Finally! A working sink with running water for the IKEA play kitchen.
Justin’s 2 year old daughter goes to a Montessori-style preschool during the week, and the first thing she does upon arrival is walk over to the sink, dispense some soap, and wash and dry her hands all by herself.
Which prompted the thought — if she can do this on her own at school, there must be a way to make the same thing possible at home.
They were gifted a DUKTIG play kitchen last year. All the parts, as we know, are for play and nothing actually works.
Justin figured the toy faucet and basin were easy to remove and modify into a real working sink. And he did.
This modified IKEA DUKTIG play kitchen has a working digital kitchen timer (and shows the current time, when not counting down). In the end, it actually beeps! Did I mention that the oven is lit during the countdown? See the hack here.
#2 Play fridge to go with the kitchen
My daughter loves her DUKTIG play kitchen, and was always asking for a fridge, which IKEA doesn’t sell. Figuring out how to hack a play fridge was the hard part, afterwards assembly was done in roughly 30 minutes. See the DUKTIG play fridge here.
#3 Unusual ideas for the DUKTIG
The DUKTIG is quite the blank canvas and you can easily transform it into a myriad of play experiences. For the more adventurous, here are a few ideas to inspire you to hack it into something much more than a play kitchen. See all 6 DUKTIG play kitchen ideas.