August 5, 2011

kids' tent

My son has way too much stuff. Too many toys, stuffed animals, clothes--everything. My husband and I try not to spoil him, but it seems like every time one of us returns home we bring something new to play with. (And don't even get me started on Christmas when you factor in all the grandparents and aunts and uncles.) With all the stuff kids have, it still amazes me that they really don't need much to create their own fun.

This past Wednesday while I was trying to clean the house, I heard frustrated cries coming from my son's room. He was trying to make a tent on his bed using baby blankets and wasn't having much success. His bed. . .

Yes, my son is 4 & 1/2 years old and the Fisher-Price Rainforest Musical Mobile (complete with dead batteries) is still attached to his bed.

Using a queen size sheet from my thrifted stash and a few clothes pins, we created this for my now-happy camper. . .

He played in it quietly for a good 30 to 45 minutes, and it only needed a few minor repairs during that time. If you don't have a bed like this, you could use a simple card table to create your own fort/tent.


  1. How cute is this?? I love this idea! I know my kids would love it as well, since we are always making things into forts & tents. :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. forts are the best!
    sasha had a loft bed which made it alot easier too :) he is getting so big!

  3. Super cute. I know my boy love it. I made a hanging tent for him. I;m your new follower

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