Tuesday Tip: Save Old Sheets for Tent Making


Remember building tents in your house when you were little?  Nothing is better than getting to hiding out in a tent all day– especially if it is rainy or cold outside.  I loved making tents and having a new space to explore and create in! Tents haven’t lost their appeal now that I’m old.  Tents are still a great way to keep the kiddos busy for several hours, offering me time to get some things done around the house!

The key to tent making is making sure all your blankets are secure which can be difficult if you have really heavy blankets.  My tip for today is to save old sheets or sheets you’re not using for tent making. Sheets are lightweight and therefore, perfect for tents.  Plus, they’re more see-through than blankets which is good for kiddos that don’t like being in the dark that well.  I keep all of our tent making stuff in a bin to make for easy set-up and tear-down.

Also, when it comes to tent making, don’t be afraid to go big.  I get out a long table and card table to form the major base of the tent and then just build out onto other things.

tent making tips for kids

Spread old sheets over tables for instant tents

What other tips do you have for making tents for kids to play in?

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