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Dealing with bored children? Entertain them with the children's games in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Parental permission
- 2 to 4 blankets or sheets
- 3 couch cushions or pillows
- Some heavy objects
- Boxes or squares of cardboard (optional)
- Playmates (optional)
- Decorations (optional)
- Extra pillows (optional)
- Snacks (optional)
- Flashlight (optional)
- Games (optional)
Pick your spot
Choose an area on the floor between two pieces of furniture (like your bed and dresser, or desk and chair), clear the space, and put down a blanket for the floor.
Construct the walls
Use your furniture to prop up the couch cushions in a way that forms three walls. Use large boxes or squares of cardboard to add extra rooms.
Make the roof
Drape a blanket or sheet over the fort’s walls. You also can tie the corners of sheets to pieces of furniture.
Strengthen your structure
Use some heavy objects—like hardcover books—to pin down each corner of the blanket. If your fort is big enough, put some pillows inside to make it comfy.
Enter your fort
Grab a playmate, snacks, flashlight, games, or whatever else you’d like, and prepare to defend your fort!
Ask for permission
Get the okay from your mom or dad to use couch cushions, blankets, and pillows to build a fort in your room.