Dec 27, 2014

D334: Home Baked Oven

This was done back in October.  Yes. I've been absent.

I haven't been idle, however. It's just that the stuff I've been doing - writing - is something I'd like to keep separate to this.  That said, life hasn't been completely devoid of craft and such.  Here is an example of one project that seems to have been a winner.

Here is Bub, fresh from her nap, and its the first thing she did at the new oven - wash her hands!
I love that Bub knew exactly what was going on when she discovered this.  It took maybe an hour.  Use packing tape if you have it, not electrical tape like lazy me.

So, for this I used 
  • A box of suitable size and shape;
  • 4 pipe-cleaners;
  • An empty egg carton;
  • cello or sticky tape;
  • scissors;
  • Stanley knife (box cutter);
  • two paper or plastic plates;
  • one plastic bowl; and
  • aluminium foil.

I recommend not taped the box closed.  Using the lid for the stove top worked really well as its easy access to anything that needs repairing.

These are the pipe-cleaners being stuck to the "taps".  This is not the best tape to use :(
Bub cooking an egg in the oven, on the 'biscuit tray'.
The pipe-cleaners threaded through the box lid with a twisted loop used to secure it.
The 'taps', made from egg carton cups, and the 'spout'.
The loop of tape on the back of the foil-covered paper plates ('hot plates').
Foil covered plates, attached with a loop of tape, for 'hot plates.
Folded cardboard cut into shape and attached with pipe-cleaners and tape.
I traced around the edge of the bowl and used the box-cutter to cut inside that about a centimetre.  The bowl is taped in.
I used a box-cutter to cut between holes made with a pencil.  The fold points are reinforced and a partially folded piece of tape is the handle, which has worked really well.
Reinforced oven door "hinge".
A piece of tape partially folded to make a handle.
The oven tray, secured to a quick oats box (also taped to the base), and the fire in the background (triangles of paper!).

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