Making a fort has to be one of the most fun things you do during your childhood. Over at meg + andy, Meagan created a great fort kit as a birthday gift, using many items she found at the dollar store. This is a homemade toy that my boys would continue to use over and over again. A fort kit encourages creative play, and is flexible and would work for kids of all ages, and in all kinds of spaces. Win! [super hero fort kit]
To find instructions for making the sheets with ties in this kit, I kind of went down an internet rabbit hole, so here are the resources I found:
- Mini Fort Kit Tutorial at Saltwater Kids (uses t-shirt ties, which are simpler).
- Build a Fort Kit at Bloom (the original tutorial, uses DIY bias tape ties. A little more complicated).
Here are the supplies needed for meg + andy’s dollar store version of the kit. Unless noted, you can find these items at the dollar store:
- 2 Twin sheets, bought at thrift store for about $2 each
- Ties on the Sheet, old XL T-shirt, on hand
- Rope, $1
- Flashlight, $1
- Clamps, $1
- Glow sticks, $1
- Clothespins, $1
- Suction cups, $1
- Lightning Bolt bag: Stash fabric & yellow felt, on hand