Teach your kids the basic of healthy cooking with the help of this fun DIY kids’ cooking tools set!
Over the past year or so, I have been putting together a set of cooking tools for each of my kids so I can teach them how to cook. This way, they each have their own things, in their favorite color, and feel extra special! Well, after I got each cooking tool set put together, I posted a picture on Facebook. And quite a few people took interest in them, so I decided to put together this roundup of what products I used.
Most of the items I purchased via Amazon.com because we live in the country with access to very few stores. However, some things I got from Dollar Tree or Walmart and I’m sure you may be able to find some in other stores as well.
Some of you wondered just when my kids use these cooking tools. Well, I homeschool my kids so I am incorporating occasional cooking lessons here and there (such as knife skills), but mostly I just have them (usually one kid at a time to prevent fighting) help me when I cook. They love being able to help and they love using their very own cooking tools!
Each kit is color coded to kid. So my oldest, whose favorite color is green, has the green set. My middle, whose favorite color is blue, has the blue set. And my youngest, whose favorite color is pink, has the pink set. I keep all three sets (with the cooking tools in their designated bin) in the kitchen, always waiting and ready to be used.
Before I dive into the roundup, I wanted to let you know that some of the items I have pictured are no longer available. So I included some substitute suggestions. You of course are welcome to take or leave my suggestions–they’re just there to help you get started!
This set is similar to what I got, only I bought ours individually at Dollar Tree. They are usually called plastic shoe boxes. This is where all the tools are stored.Continue Reading
This is the Recollections Latchmate bin. This isn't the container we chose to hold our cooking tools, but I could see it coming in very handy instead of the one we did choose. These are available for a lower price at Michael's stores and Walmart sometimes has its own version of it.Continue Reading
This isn't the exact knife set that I purchased (the one I bought is currently not available), but a similar one. The knives have sheaths so they are safe when in the box. With the set I'm linking to, I would probably set aside some of the knives and keep just a few in the cooking set.Continue Reading
Rainbow Knife Set
Here's another knife set I like. They also come with sheaths for safe storage plus this set has a serrated knife which is handy.Continue Reading
Measuring Cups and Spoons
These measuring cups and spoons are strong and sturdy so they won't easily break. I also have a couple sets of these measuring cups and spoons for myself--they are awesome!Continue Reading
This is a smaller sized rolling pin, perfect for rolling biscuit dough or cookie dough. I purchased the 12 inch size.Continue Reading
Since the specific one I ordered is no longer available, here's a possibility for a vegetable peeler.Continue Reading
I bought this whole set of spatulas and split them among my three kids. They are heat resistant, so good for stirring hot as well as room temp or cold stuff.Continue Reading
A pizza cutter that is handheld for easier control and has a sheath to cover the blade safely while in storage. Please note that this particular one is different than what I have pictured because the ones we have are no longer available on Amazon at this time.Continue Reading
Perfect for beating eggs or mixing batter!Continue Reading
This set of locking longs is perfect for the set! Since they lock, they tuck away nicely in the container. I did however tuck away the largest tongs for when they're older because they didn't fit in the in our box.Continue Reading
An awesome heat resistant silicone flipper/turner great for flipping pancakes. I got the 11 inch (mini) sized ones.Continue Reading
I bought this set of four and gave each of the kids one (and kept the red one myself).Continue Reading
A necessary tool for opening up canned goods.Continue Reading
These are office scissors that I bought for food use only. The set I'm linking to is similar to the ones I bought only I bought ours individually at Dollar Tree.Continue Reading
A convenient digital thermometer to teach the kids about safe food temperatures.Continue Reading
This isn't the exact same cutting board as I got, but very similar and comes in several colors. I got ours at Walmart. It is the only thing not stored in the box--it is stored along with my cutting boards.Continue Reading