The Art of Fort Building

The Art of Fort Building


Fridged winter days call for indoor activities. Unfortunately, when you're crammed into an apartment that's no larger than your childhood bedroom, indoor activities require a bit of creativity. Case in point: the infamous indoor fort. Equipped with a laptop for watching movies.

I know to some of you, this may seem silly, but when you've got a restless 2.5 year old literally bouncing off the walls, you'll do just about anything to keep them entertained. Including revisiting your childhood. And so, this post was born.

The secret to building an awesome fort, lies in the stability. To begin building your fort, find 2-3 sturdy object--tall chairs, couches, ect, and use that build your fort roof. Spread the sheets across two objects to build the roof. Secure ends by tying them down. Note: If you want a darker, more cavelike fort, add an additional layer of sheets on the roof.

Next, create a makeshift door by adding another sheet to front of the fort and secure the top two ends. Add a floor to your fort by placing a comfy comforter under the fort. Fortify your fort with fluffy pillows for added comfort.

Once all the hard work is done, add some flair. Use leftover Christmas lights and fluffy pillows. Be sure bring plenty of snack, toys, flashlights, and books inside to keep your little ones entertained.

Basically this is your chance to revisit your childhood and entertain your kiddos at the same time. Two birds. One stone. Enjoy.


When was the last time you built an indoor fort? What type of rainy day activities do you do with your kiddos to keep them busy?

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    1. Thank you Michelle! It was fun to build!

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  2. We don't even have the excuse of kids...but we had a fort in our house about a month ago...

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    1. That's okay, you guys are young at heart! And truthfully, before Jasmine came along, I had a reading fort in the corner of my apartment. I would curl up and read for hours and sleep intermittently.

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  3. That's it! I'm building a fort next weekend, lol! This is too cute, Reese. My babies have built forts with some of everything, with their favorite places being under the kitchen table and around the bunk beds. Next time, I'm building the fort and joining in :)

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    1. Thanks Miss Dre! It was so much fun, and I won cool mommy points from my daughter as a bonus. Plus it reminded me of the good ole days when kids actually used their imaginations. One of my biggest fears is that my daughter will get sucked into this technology craze so I'm always on the hunt for creative play ideas.

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  4. We haven't done a fort yet! Right now Sav's favorite thing to do is make a "swimming pool" in the living room floor, LOL! She gets tons of blankets and pillows and piles them up. Then she just "floats" all day. It's really cute! We have to try a fort next!

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    1. That is too cute! Jasmine would love that. We'll have to do that tomorrow. The weather is calling for a snowstorm. Which, in NC means one inch of snow and no bread, milk or water at the grocery stores ;)

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