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Build a blanket fort

Posted on April 3, 2020

Blanket Fort

For a fun afternoon, blanket forts are easy to build and they provide countless hours of fun for children and adults. You can make your fort with everyday household items like blankets, sheets, chairs, and curtain rods. Start by building a frame and then close it off by draping sheets over it. Throw in a few pillows, sofa cushions and blankets and add some lights for added coziness.

Here are some of the materials to gather to help you build the walls and floor of your fort.
  • Blankets
  • Sheets
  • Couch Cushions
  • Chairs


  • Clothes pins
  • Clamps
  • Clothes line
  • Chip clips
  • Rubber Bands


  • Pillows
  • Lights- Christmas or fairy lights
  • Bed Tray
  • Air Mattress
  • Sleeping Bags


Use lightweight sheets and blankets and arrange furniture so you have enough floor space for a fort. Then place heavy blankets and/or pads on the floor. You can secure a clothes line across the room by tying to door hinges or anything that is sturdy.
Or, drape blankets over the backs of chairs. Use the clothes pins to hold sheets together. Pillows or books can be used as weights to hold fort walls in place. Clamps, chip clips,  or rubber bands are good for keeping sheets and blankets in place on the back of chairs, couch cushions, etc.
For a very easy fort, you can also drape sheets over a table and add pillows, blankets and pads underneath.

Remember, while this is a fun activity for the whole family, be sure to supervise toddlers and crawling babies.

Click here for some inspiration.

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