When I was a kid, my brother and I would turn our family room into one big fort. My mom would get out sheets and the card table and we'd take the cushions off the sofa and go to town. And when we were lucky, my dad would put our tent up in the backyard (and this was no ordinary tent - it was an old-fashioned super-heavy, olive green canvas tent). Although the tent killed the grass (and came down in a day), we treasured every moment in there.
Part of the issue with home-made forts is the mess they make. They are fun to build but not very fun to pick up after. This is what makes this teepee so great. It's made from one twin sized sheet and some PVC pipe. And it collapses for easy storage. Plus, there is no bottom, so the grass won't die (dad-friendly?).
I made this one with two different sheets! The kids love it!
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