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Cater to little cooks with play kitchen

The enchanted look on your child's face Christmas morning will be your rich reward for the time spent in building this dream-come-true play kitchen. Our step-by-step pattern includes easy-to-follow instructions illustrated with 30 detailed photos.

Each of the four pieces shown here is a duplication of the real thing. The two-door refrigerator has a top freezer and three storage shelves in the bottom compartment. Dishes and tea sets can be displayed with ease in the Dutch cabinet . . . just like Mom displays her good china. The sink is equipped with a safe plastic dishpan, and simulated hot and cold water taps. And of course, no kitchen is complete without a range that even has an oven window to keep an eye on those baked goods.

To obtain Kiddie Kitchen, Pattern No. 363, send $6.50. Also available is the 160-page Children's Toys and Furniture book containing plans for 50 other step-by-step projects, No. FM7, $11.95; and Patterns for Better Living catalog, picturing 700 woodworking and handicraft projects, $3.95. Prices include postage and handling.

Send check or money order to Steve Ellingson, c/o St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 2383, Van Nuys, CA 91409-2383.