DIY Restaurant for the kids

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For christmas this year my 13 year old son decided that he wanted to build a diner for his little brothers.  I was terrified, but decided to take the plunge.

In addition to the actual structure, i made felt food and a set of salt and pepper shakers.

The diner is made of 1/2 inch ply wood with a fabric roof.  Its hard to tell from the pictures, but there is a speaker for orders.  We just drilled a bunch of holes and painted them.

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First customer

Felt pizza and cheese sandwich

Felt ice cream

These are real salt and pepper shakers with beads.  The tops are glued on.

i added nutrition posters from the teacher store

hand made felt food

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Side entrance

Pizza on shelves inside of diner

The view from inside


This entire project including wood, nails, paint, fabric and felt cost about $60.  This entire structure is made if 1 piece of 1/2 inch ply.

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  1. Kathy! This is so awesome! I love that you and your oldest created it together. I can only imagine how much the little kids love it!!