How to build a fort!

June 24, 2013

Despite having a teepee we can set up my son has been in a fort building phase. Now with school out I feel that it is time to get play fort serious!

5 things to keep in mind when building a fort:

1. Keep it Cozy
Forts should remain intimate spaces that only allow for 1-3 occupants. Nobody wants to hideout in a fort as big as a room but they do want enough space for their buddies to join.

2. Decorate Your Fort
Once your walls and roof are up you still need to make your fort your own. Add your favorite night light, chair and blanket. Don’t forget items such as binoculars, music players and your favorite snacks.

3. Secret Opening
Having a fort that requires finding a secret opening can be really fun. Maybe you need to crawl under a chair or around a bush to get into it. If the space is small enough, it will keep the adults out!

4. Low Light
Nothing brighter than a flashlight should illuminate your fort. You don’t want it too bright as that would attract attention. Add some glow sticks for the perfect glow.

5. Build More than One
Maybe you’ve built a fort out of couch cushions but it has to go away each night. Why not build a permanent fort in your room so you can always have a secret place to call your own without being disturbed.


Great how to's for fort building:

Real Simple How To Build A Fort

Apartment Therapy How To build an Indoor Fort


These tips are via built by kids , please visit their cool site!

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