10 Kid-Friendly Kitchen Items for Chefs in Training

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April 26, 2019

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Fuel Your Child’s Cooking Passions with These 10 Items

Your little one loves being in the kitchen and always asks to help, but you’re not sure how to delegate. Everything looks sharp, hot or generally dangerous, but you want to fuel your child’s passions. Satisfy their curiosity by introducing your son or daughter to cooking with these safe items.

OXO Baking Cups

This colorful pack of 12 baking cups is heat-resistant and incredibly easy to clean. The silicone material can be turned inside out, taking away the difficulty of removing cupcakes from their holders. The tabs on each side offer added help for little ones as they excitedly release desserts from the cup.

BUY IT: Target, $10

Wilton Decorating Brush Set

Painting is already a crowd favorite amongst kids, but now you can fuel your child’s artistic side with this brush set. Details can be added to cakes and any other delicious surface they can get their hands on.

BUY IT: Target, $4

Wilton 50pc Animal Cookie Cutters

Whether you buy the dough or make it yourself, kids will love pressing these animal cookie cutters into the sweet surface and popping out differently shaped friends. The 50 pieces includes fish, dogs, cats, birds, butterflies, reptiles and more. Parents will love that they’re dishwasher safe.

BUY IT: Target, $9

Joseph Joseph Mixing Bowl and Measuring Set

This nesting set of mixing bowls is ideal for the kitchen with minimal space. Your child can pull the entire set from the cabinet in one easy trip and carry them to the preparation table with ease. As an added bonus, the color-coded cups can help add a visual layer to lessons about measurements.

BUY IT: Target, $31

Super Mario Bros. Mushroom & Pipe Salt and Pepper Shakers

Children everywhere will recognize these iconic Mario symbols. The mushroom and pipe shaker set is a fun edition to mealtime and an easy identifier when asking your child to pass you the salt.

BUY IT: Target, $14

Chef’n Popcorn Maker

Popping popcorn is a staple of many peoples’ childhood, and this popcorn maker simplifies the process for parents and kids alike. Simply put the kernels in, fold down the sides, and watch as the maker unfolds with each pop. You’ll be ready for a movie in minutes.

BUY IT: Target, $20

Time Cubes

Children are notoriously impatient when something delicious is baking. They want to know when it’ll be done, and have no problem asking you every couple of minutes. Simply flip the cube down onto the face representing whatever amount of time food is set for, and it’ll beep when time is up.

BUY IT: Target, $69

OXO Egg Beater

“Can I stir?”

This beater can be used for eggs or light batters, making stirring an easy challenge for your child. The gears are stored away inside of the handle, making it safe for children to start cranking away. Parents can remove the beaters for a safe dishwasher clean and wipe down the handle.

BUY IT: Target, $20

Silicone Spoon Kitchen Set

Kids love bold colors and can pick a red, blue, green or orange spoon set. The silicone material is lightweight and easy for them to move, and even easier for parents to clean.

BUY IT: Target, $33

Flexible Chopping Mats

This set of four chopping mats can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher. Parents can color code the mats and use them to teach kids about the importance of sanitation. Seafoods can be prepared on the blue mat, meats on the red, veggies on the green and poultry on the yellow.

BUY IT: Target, $9

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