How to Build an Indoor Fort

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An indoor fort is something that everyone can build and enjoy. The materials are available in almost every household.

Things You'll Need

  • Party Noisemakers
  • Bedsheets
  • Blankets
  • Cardboard Boxes
  • Pillows
  • Sofa Cushions
  • Snacks
  • Small Coolers
  • Children's Flashlights
  • Flashlights
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Clear an area around a sofa or bed.

  • Prop sturdy sofa cushions near the sofa or bed to form the walls of the fort. Use chairs, if necessary, to prop up the cushions.

  • Build the roof by draping sheets over the walls.

  • Put a smaller pillow on the floor between two upright sofa cushions to construct a window.

  • Create a door with the simple and elegant drape of a sheet or blanket. Or build a tunnel entrance by tilting cushions together.

  • Use a party noisemaker for the doorbell.

  • Use cushions, blankets and cardboard boxes to make furniture.

Tips & Warnings

  • To make a split-level fort, use a bed or couch for the upper level and the floor as the lower level. Or, build your fort on a bunk bed.
  • A small cooler is a useful item to have in your indoor fort. It's nice to have cool drinks and snacks at your fingertips to offer your guests.
  • Make sure your fort does not block halls and passageways.


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