Fort party time
Under the table fort
- Two sheets
- Large table (i.e. kitchen table)
- Broomstick (optional)
Arrange your chairs in a circle. Use clothespins or rubber bands to secure a sheet over the chairs (for your roof). To create “walls,” pin another sheet to the bottom of the “ceiling sheet” so that sides of the chairs are covered. If you want to make your fort taller, stick a broomstick in the middle and secure it with pillows (be sure to use a bigger ceiling sheet if doing this).
Clothesline teepee tent
- Picture hanging hooks
- Books or clothespins
Adhere picture frame hooks (preferably the sticky ones) onto opposing walls and tie a clothesline to the hooks. Then drape sheets over the line to create several teepees. Secure the bottom of your tent to a rug or blanket with clothes pins to keep your sheets, or “walls”, from blowing around. Chairs and pillows can be used to make partitions between tents, if needed.
If your family is big on camping and you happen to have your own outdoor tents, just use those! Modern tents don’t use stakes and don’t take much to put up so they’re perfect for living room camping. Just keep the size of your “campsite” in mind—might we suggest using a 1-2 person sized tent? :)
Bonus tent decor
Buy glow in the dark stars so kids can decorate the “ceilings” of their tents. Extra credit if they can make constellations! Or provide construction paper and markers so they can make an epic sign for their fort with their epic fort name.