When it comes to kids having fun, there is nothing more magical than playing in and spending the night in a tent, even those of the DIY play tent bedroom varieties.
It doesn’t have to be fancy just somewhere they can sneak off to and let their imaginations run wild. As a bonus, you might even get to sit down and have a
cuppa, oops please excuse me; I spelt wine wrong!
The actual effort to enjoyment ratio here makes this a time well-spent task.
Tents I will probably never make.
Let’s start with a little research and examine some of the “Pinterest worthy.” options. (pffft!)
- This cute little A-frame tent from mommasociety.com is perfect for indoor or outdoor play. As a bonus, this one can be easily stored away once you’re sick of the sight of it or need to scrape rotting food off the floor inside! (Surely this stuff can’t just happen to me right?!)
- Wowzers! If I were one of those crafty mamma types, I would definitely be giving this smashing little number a go. Regrettably, I am not!Nevertheless, if you are, find the tutorial over at littlefamilyadventure.com.
- This fab creation from kidsactivitiesblog.com requires a little more effort. However, well worth it as it is a bit more substantial if you plan to use the tent to sleep in or for outdoor play.
Good luck with that!
Crafty skill level 0 over here.
However, if like me when it comes to the “making stuff” game, your expectations vs reality is somewhat skewed. Allow me to introduce you to our makeshift DIY play tent, requiring minimal effort whatsoever!
No tutorial required here…
There is hope for us crafty wannabes yet.
If after all these rather excellent examples you decide the DIY option is just not for you, I do have a cunning alternative cheat method up my sleeve for you…
This delightful little kid’s Teepee Play Tent! Throwing this marvellous commodity together could not be simpler.
You’ll be able to assemble and customise a quirky wigwam, with the plain canvas teepee, canvas rope and five wooden poles included in this kit from Hobbycraft.
Once the teepee is set up, let your creative kids loose with pens, paints, bunting, glitter, felt, fabrics and more to add a personalised twist! (hahaha!)
Did you give any of these ideas a go and how did you get on! Let me know in the comments below. 👇🏼