10 Forts to Build With Kids


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Blanket and Pillow Fort
Can't go wrong with a classic pillow-blanket combo. JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images
Can't go wrong with a classic pillow-blanket combo. JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images

The blanket and pillow combo is the classic living room fort, where parents sacrifice order for a bit of kid-friendly fun. This type of fort is a special treat for kids because it gives them a chance to break the rules, dragging pillows, blankets and chairs around the house to create the perfect hideaway. The simplest blanket forts require draping the blanket off the back of the couch and weighing it down with pillows on the corner to create a floor-level fort. For a more creative approach, why not line up the dining room chairs and throw a blanket over top to create a secret path to your couch, which requires its own blaket and pillow cover, of course. With this type of fort, anything goes, so use what you have on hand to craft the perfect secret spot for kid-friendly play.

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