Remember back in March when I said it would be great to have enough boxes to build a fort?
Time Lapse of Fort Building:
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- 2 entrances, one lit with Christmas lights for navigation
- a napping nook full of pillows and blankets, just big enough for one person
- wall paintings to make it a bit more “homey”
- a blanket ceiling
- a movie screening room – we rigged our projector to project onto a blanket hung on the wall of the inside of the fort. It was the coziest movie room I’ve ever been in.
- in-house couches. We wanted to actually hang out in there for long periods of time, so we “upgraded” it to an adult-friendly space.
How to build an epic fort:
- 5 unusually enthusiastic grown-up fort-builders
- a plethora of tape
- twine (for structural support for taller forts)
- tons of shipping boxes from fair ivy and Frys
- blankets and pillows
- paint (for decorating the walls)
- Total building time: 5-6 hours
We had so much fun this is officially becoming an annual event. We already have plans for a two-story fort for next time!And now for the finished product!
(if you’d like to build a fort every year, mark your calendars: National Fort Building Day will be the 3rd Saturday in May).
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I’m joining in out-of-state this year!! The movie looks like… Starship Troopers?