Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Our rainy days have consisted of....

FORTS!

I know here in Alaska it rains a lot during the summer. Sometimes you have to go outside and just play in the rain. But some days I really do not like going out in the rain. Maybe my parents didn't let me play in the rain enough as a kid? Hmmm.

 Anyways, my kids LOVES forts. My son is always building his home behind the curtain. Then he just sits in the window and invites his sisters to come play. What kid doesn't like hiding in a fort! I remember sitting in the closet when I was younger with all My Little Pony's.

  I found some really cool table forts all over blog land. I DID NOT want to pay $200 or it so I made one myself! My kids love it! It covers the kitchen table and it packs away really wasily. Don't mind my lack of ironing. They pretend they are in a rocket ship or a cougar cave. When I go under there with them it brings me back to my childhood.


  My little one loves going in and out of it. They eat their snacks and play for hours under there! I did not come up with this cool idea. I first found it on Homemade By Jill. You can just google play tent in etsy and see some amazing tents!


Here is a tutorial for this cool tent below made from sheets and a hula hoop!
   You don't have to sew to make some forts, just grab some bed sheets!

 Just add some lights, how cool is that! I know I could spend all day in here with a great book. Especially on rainy days like these. My kids would love to read as well!

 So grab what you have on hand and make a fort! Blankets, sheets, pillows, cardboard boxes, cushions, tables, or chairs. You can build a fort city!!! Maybe a fort will give you some free time! Good luck and tell me how it goes!

3 comments:

  1. so cute and cool. I want a fort for me so I can hide in there some days. haha! :)

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  2. My 13 year old daughter recently started building forts on her bedroom floor. She sleeps in them. It drives me crazy because it takes up her whole floor, so I am thinking of stringing clothesline over her bed so she can have a bed fort and keep the floor clear.

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  3. LOVE THESE! THANKS FOR SHARING!

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