I’m officially SICK of winter.
The cold, the smog, the kids couped up indoors…over it!
Maybe I need pull the plug on House Hunter’s International because that show has got me dreaming of nothing but tropical beaches in the Caribbean.
When the kids can’t go outside, we seem to have a permanent make-shift fort up somewhere in the house. It’s proven to be the best thing yet to get the kids to step away from the video games and spark their imagination. There’s a lot of talk about hot lava rivers that encircle the fort and dragons to boot.
Not saying I’m not grateful for all the Nerf guns they’ve received over the years at my kid’s birthday parties but I got to thinking…
a DIY fort would be a great and personal gift.
So I put a little kit together.
I found a metal box at a consignment store a while back that was perfect (but you could also use an old shoe box). A headlight is a must for when it gets dark. A few classic books would even make a great addition. Little kiddos get hungry while playing make pretend so don’t forget the snacks. An old sheet for the cover (and fabric markers would be a great way for kids to personalize their own fort). Last, some clamps to hold the sheet in place. I found these at Home Depot for $0.99 each.
Tie it up with twine and you’ve got a personalized gift that any boy or girl would adore.
Here’s a printable card I made to attach to the kit.FRONT: