Using items that I scavenged I made a little outdoor kitchen next to the play house in our garden. The children love to make mud pies, and what better way to do it,than with real pots and pans, spoons and containers for leafy ingredients. This way the rain will clean most of the mess and the playhouse can be kept relatively clean. I'm not a huge fan of mud pies in the city as the kids get so messy and we have no back porch or spare sink... but they really love it and I suppose I just need to get over it and let them play! After all, I remember spending many an hour making mud pies next to my mother's greenhouse. I doubt she was too delighted but she never stopped me. So play on kids, make some fabulous mixtures!