What better activity for colder winter months than building the ultimate indoor fort. I love the idea of creating a kit to keep in a closet to be able to pull out at a minute's notice, transforming a room instantly to become a spot of open play, architectural creation, and to let imaginations run wild.
There are several tutorials online for creating your own kit, usually to the tune of under $15. I love this one by Emily of Salt Water Kids - what started as a simple kit for her daughter, metamorphosed into a more complex kit that she has now gifted many times over to family and friends.
Check out some of the kits she has made on Salt Water Kids
and see how customizable the idea is.
MORE FORTS ON APARTMENT THERAPY
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How to Build an Indoor Fort
Nature vs. Nurture: A Critique of Couch Cushion Architecture
(Images: Saltwater Kids)