Thursday, September 19, 2019

How to Build a Great Fort for Your Child to Play In

Sometimes we love to just trash out our house and make forts. Back in 2011 (this post was originally published 9/20/11), everybody needed their own fort, then they would go visit each other. Here are some keys to a good fort:

1. a big, light blanket or dark sheet
2. something to weigh your cloth material down and/or
3. something high to hang the material from
4. pillows
5. snacks

Since we moved to the country and have a completely different type of house and furniture, the kids now use large binder clips to hang material on an upright ping-pong tabletop propped on something. One fort was built using the couch in the boys' room, a twin bed, and the ping-pong tabletop as a roof. Somehow they even made it like a maze and it stayed up several days. It can get very extensive these days.

I'm sure my husband can give more good details in the comments section since he's the Master Fort Builder of the World, and he has passed on that skill to our kids.

When's the last time you built a fort?





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