The Perfect Gift For Your Little Chef

by - August 12, 2014

The Perfect Gift For Your Little Chef - SelfBinding Retrospect by Alanna Rusnak

It's no secret that if mom or dad spend a lot of time in the kitchen, little fingers want to get in on the action! They want to 'help'. So, if they're going to be there anyway, why not give them some tools of their own?

Noa recently celebrated her 6th birthday {while we were at camp!} and while she received many amazing and thoughtful gifts my favorite was a little 8 piece cooking starter kit compiled and given by my mother, grandmother extraordinaire

The Perfect Gift For Your Little Chef - SelfBinding Retrospect by Alanna Rusnak

1. Spatula
2. Measuring Cups
3. Mini Muffin Tray
4. Cookie Cutters
5. Prep Bowls
6. Mini Muffin Liners
7. Just For Kids Cookbook
8. Apron

And - to underscore her awesomeness - she made that apron herself.

I know. Amazing. Adorable. Charming.

The Perfect Gift For Your Little Chef - SelfBinding Retrospect by Alanna Rusnak

Children's cookbooks are brilliant because they simplify recipes and make them very easy to follow.  Noa has already made us mini muffins that used only four ingredients and they were surprisingly delicious - reminiscent of Yorkshire pudding {but with jam instead of gravy}.

If you have a little person in your life who likes to get their hands dirty in the kitchen, this is the perfect idea for the perfect gift!  And every one of those tools can be found at your local dollar store {even the apron, I'll bet, but there's no way it would be as cute as a homemade number and let's face it - you know you want to try your hand at that sewing machine, right?  Right?!}


Here are a couple of ideas for sewing your own aprons from some wise, crafty bloggers...

My goodness, what is it about a child in an apron? It's just the cutest, isn't it?

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  1. I am so excited to teach my daughter how to cook! We try to let her do this and that in the kitchen (she's barely 2). Those aprons will be so adorable. I think I'll have to learn how to sew so I can make one for her.

    1. I know! It makes me want to dust off my machine and give it a go - it's probably been five years since I've used it! It would be so fun to make aprons for all my little nieces :) Some of my best memories of childhood are helping in the kitchen - actually, eating the cookie dough but that still counts, right?!


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