Running out of ways to keep your kids busy while at home? Here are some tip and tricks for making a better fort.
When you think of building a fort, most likely you think of the good old fashion pillow and blanket forts using just about every blanket and pillow in the house. Today, we’ll take a look at some fort building options that will provide hours of entertainment with the same amount of imagination and creativity, but little to no mess!
Take your family’s fort building to the next level by opting for pre-designed models. Here are a few of our faves under $50:
● Tote-A-Fort is a compact premade kit with Velcro edge blankets and anchor weights, so you can build a colorful fort anywhere (without raiding closets). And, it comes in a handy bag for easy transport and cleanup! (Around $40)
● Crazy forts (available at Kohl’s) are a unique creative building toy that you can use to build till your heart’s content. Build a cave one day, an Igloo, Pirate Ship, or Castle the next…put the pieces together in different configurations, cover with sheets and voila – instant fort! Crazy forts also come in a flexible option, a glow in the dark option and you can add fort lights made specifically for your crazy fort! ($49.95)
● Magic Cabins are another one-of-a-kind lightweight option for your imagination to run wild – you can visit castles in Ireland, or travel back in history for a trip to the medieval times, or pretend you just jumped into a real life game of Castle Crashers with the Magic Cabin Castle Fort($40). If you have a budding architect and artist in the family, the Chalkboard Fort can make your dreams come true. Easily connect the giant 22”x22” panels with Velcro links to create structures to play in. Each kit comes with an assortment of square panels, window panels and hinge connectors. You’ll love building and rebuilding and adding chalk illustrations to complete your family’s adventures.
● Airforts are an inflatable option that is truly no fuss and easy to clean up! You just need a standard box fan to set them up. They’re perfect for theme night “outings” with the family – plan a trip to the circus or have a night under the stars. Bonus! The Night Sky option glows in the dark! ($49.95)
Fort building can lead to hours of imaginary play and traveling to unknown lands – start building and share your pics with us!