buSince sharing our super play kitchen, I’ve received emails and comments asking for more information about our lights. I sent my father-in-law an email and he finally gave me his sources that I’ll share with you today.
For the knobs to turn on and off the stove, we used Lux Replacement Top Burner Knobs Universal – Gas Ranges Black Card Of 4. It fit almost perfectly, but to make sure the knobs didn’t break off, they’ve also been super-glued on!
For the oven light, we used something similar to Zone Tech 30cm LED Car Flexible Waterproof Light Strip Red (pack of 4). (I tried to find the exact one we had, but the link is no longer available). It’s glued to the bottom of the oven.
The top of the oven has something similar to Light Plate 4″ Clear Round-15 LED Light battery pedestal base-Eiffel Tower but it’s been hard-wired and I cannot find the source and/or it’s something my father-in-law adjusted on his own. Another option might be to do something similar to the bottom burner like this: BZONE 10ft (3m) 5050SMD 110V High Voltage LED Strip Light Waterproof Outdoor LED Rope Light String Light Festival Wedding Party Christmas Halloween Decorative LED Lighting – White.
For the “burners” we used something similar to 5×3.3ft(1M) Neon Light El Wire w/ Battery Pack for Parties, Halloween Decoration (Red). The nice thing is that when it’s turned on, it’s not a true red, more like the red/orange of a stove, and that it can be coiled.
My father-in-law coiled the light in the shape of a burner and glued it on top of blank CDs. The top is plexiglass that’s been spray-painted black on the underside. It was then attached on top of the play stove so that the lights are sandwiched in between.
Now, for the wires to turn off and on the burners and lights on the stove. There is a DC power pack 12-volt, 2-amp that is used to power all the lights. The power pack is connected to each of the switches which are then connected to each of the light sources.
(This is about as technical as I can get, but if you need more info, let me know and I’ll get my husband on here to explain.) The wiring here was done by my father-in-law, as he’s an electrical engineer and does this stuff for us when he visits!
I hope this post makes sense…if not, let me know and I’ll do my best to answer your questions!
Over a year later, and my girls still love their play kitchen. There are times when they just hang out in the playroom and turn on the burner lights for fun. 🙂