Now that the holidays are over but the weather is still bleak, there's no better time to bring some excitement to your home by taking some time with the kids to help build your own epic blanket fort.
Everything is better in a fort.
They have the magical way of making everything you do cool and fun. Normally I didn't like reading as a kid, but reading in a fort? Yes please! And with a smile plastered across my face.
Step 1 - Get Some Inspiration
Make it a safe haven for reading or other quiet activities for your kidlets.
Build it around your TV, make some popcorn, put on your PJ's, and have a family movie night in the fort.
Go teepee style!
Not all parents or children are meant to be architects... Don't worry if you have to go simple :^)
Step 2 - Choosing Your Spot
You'll need a nice open space. Try to imagine what obstacles in the room could in fact be used for the structure (eg. tables, chairs, couches, bookcases). It can be tons of fun to build forts around the craft area, couch, tv, bed, or their favourite nook. That way they get more use out of the fort.
Step 3 - Gather The Supplies
Get creative depending on what things you have lying around the house, but here's some good starting points:
- Sheets or other light blankets
- Pillows, couch cushions (the more the merrier)
- Rope, string, or bungee cords
- Clothes pins, clamps, or ties
- Flashlight for inside
Step 3 - Build Away!
Step 4 - Add Some Personal Touches for Maximum Enjoyment!
Let the kids get creative here. Whether they want to design the inside of their fort, make paper cut outs to hang, or if it just means filling the fort with fun things to do like colouring books, their favourite books to read, Lego, video game, etc.
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