Moms love it when our kids are happy, and that’s especially true when we’re trying to focus on cooking dinner. An easy way to keep a smile on their face is to involve them in the kitchen, and the Montessori-style learning tower is a great way to incorporate your kiddos and keep them safe. We’ve rounded up a handful of DIY learning towers (or kitchen helpers, as some people call them) that enable your kids to get in on the cooking action.
1. Sleek & Modern Learning Tower
This learning tower is so stylish, you won’t mind having it in your kitchen! Using the Ikea Bekvam stool, this version is by far the most popular hack when it comes to a DIY learning tower. There’s no shortage of tutorials on Pinterest, but we tend to like this one from HappyGreyLucky.com the best!
2. Sturdy Learning Tower
This model reminds me of the craftsman style homes, with the ample woodwork and sturdy design. Made completely from scratch (no manipulating any Ikea furniture here), this learning tower is definitely built to last and is fully customizable when it comes to color and details.
Check out the entire building process at BirchLandingHome.com.
3. Folding Kitchen Helper
Not everyone has a huge kitchen that can handle a large learning tower. If you need an option that’s both safe and storable, this folding kitchen helper is the one for you. The base removes so that it folds nearly completely flat (the feet will stick out a bit) so you can easily keep out of the way when the kids aren’t in the kitchen. The best part is the plans are free from Ana-White.com and you can customize the colors to coordinate with your kitchen decor.
4. Mobile Learning Tower
A simple design with wheels that safely lock make this learning tower one of the easiest to DIY. A slim style also means this fits nicely into a smaller kitchen, without the adding bulkiness of a lot of learning towers. Add some knobs or hooks on the side to keep kiddos accessories all together!
Check out the design details at 4TheLoveOfFoodBlog.com.
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