Building a fort out of blankets in the living room is a childhood rite of passage. If, for some reason, you have survived to adulthood without having done so at least once, you should definitely build a fort in your living room without delay.
- If you happen to have a dining table that has legs at the corners instead of underneath (like Chip & Bbil, and Shep & Buckwheat have), save yourself some aggravation and use the bottom side of the table as the roof of your fort--if the table's not big enough for you, use chairs to expand the fort. If not, use any tall furniture you happen to have for supports--I use our dining chairs and living room furniture.
- I've always used blankets for my forts, but flat sheets are lighter, and stay in place a little better than blankets.
- I use masking tape to secure the sheets or blankets in place.
- Once you've made the main structure, use more sheets or blankets to expand and/or cover the sides--the more enclosed your fort is, the more fun it is. I use our throw blankets for this.
- Don't forget to add pillows and blankets to the floor of your fort to make it more cozy--we had almost every pillow in the house in ours--and that's quite a few pillows :)
|Here's Pal arranging about 1/3 of the pillows that eventually ended up in our fort (and Bubby telling me to make the camera not flash...)|