How to Make a Blanket Fort – Three Ways!

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How to build a blanket fort using simple items from around your house, demonstrated 3 different ways! Remember, no two forts are the same, but use these tips and fort ideas to make the best fort ever. Grab some blankets and sheets, clothes pins, etc. and make one!

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Couch Cushions
Clothes pins:
Clothes line:
Chip clips
Rubber Bands
Duct Tape
Bed Tray
Air Mattress
Sleeping Bags

Be creative with your materials. Use what you’ve got around the house. Bring out the coat rack, use clamps, clothes pins, duct tape, etc.
Use lightweight sheets and blankets.
Re-arrange furniture so you have enough floor space for a fort.
Lay heavy blankets on the floor.
String up a clothes line across the room. Tie it to curtain rods or door hinges, anything as long as it’s sturdy.
Use clothes pins to hold sheets together.
Pillows or books can be used as weights to hold fort walls in place.
Use chairs and sides of sofas to drape blankets over.
Clamps, chip clips or rubber bands are good for keeping sheets and blankets in place on the back of chairs, couch cushions, etc.
Face the TV and grab a movie. This is just personal preference, but it’s really fun to have a movie night inside your fort.

If you’re not an adult, do not do this at home without asking permission.
This is a great activity for everyone in your family unless you have crawling babies or toddlers in the house. Don’t build one until they get older – babies who crawl or can pull theirselves up could get hurt.
Another note – we tied clothes line to our light fixture, knowing that our light fixture is secure and sturdy.


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