I have three boys and I think they were born with an innate desire to make forts, play with guns and build LEGO toys. Seriously, they LOVE forts though sometimes they want us to build it for them. We have had some chilly evenings here so this was the perfect little project to turn our normal activity into a magical one.
My boys have a wild imagination but sometimes they need a little encouragement to get it going. Usually a fort helps spark that creativity! We sometimes make up stories in there, read a book, watch a movie, have a snack inside and they really want to camp in it (I’m still not ready for it.)…..
Whoever says living room camping doesn’t count as camping, has never done it. If you have little ones, it certainly does. I find it harder to camp in my own house but not in my bed which is why we still haven’t done it.
Our most recent fort was right before our break was about to come to an end. I did build this one for them and had them enter blindfolded. When I told them they could peak all I could hear was “Wow” and gasping.
As you can tell it wasn’t that amazing but they loved it! It was the perfect little nook to spark their imagination.
I just used an old curtain, and draped it from one wall to the other side of the wall. The garland hanging on the curtain is made from tissue paper and the lights I still had around from Christmas. I set it up above our couch so we had a soft and cozy place to hangout.
We watched a movie in it and our boys were trying really hard to get me to let them spend a night under it but the next day was school, so we didn’t.
What was the last fort you built made out of?