Build a Fort Kit

Every now and then I get to babysit three pretty cute kids - two boys and a girl. They are so fun and creative, and I wanted to make something for them as a Christmas gift! When I came across this idea online, I immediately knew it was perfect! I was so excited to get started. It ended up being really simple to put together and was also easy on the wallet! 

- 2 twin top-sheets
- Ribbon to sew onto sheets
- Rope
- Clothespins/Clips
- Flashlight
- Glow-sticks
- Bag to put everything in! 

Glowsticks: $0.99  Flashlight: (3 at) $0.99  Rope: $0.99  Clothespins: Free  Twin sheet: (2 at) $3.99

First, I set out to collect what I needed to put inside the bag. I got the glow-sticks, flashlights, and rope at the 99 Cent Store. The clothespins I already had on hand. For the two twin sheets I made a trip to Ikea - it was by far the cheapest place I found to buy a single top-sheet! 

To add extra functionality, I sewed ribbons onto each of the four corners and the middle of the long side of each sheet. I gave the option of a loop - to hook onto things, or the option of tying. 

I wanted to give the clothespins an extra touch of "cuteness", so I simply decorated them with a Sharpie pen!

*I found these adorable tags on another blog - www.ARMOMMY.com - where she has a printable pdf! 

For the bag, I took a white pillow case and shortened it by sewing a new seam along the bottom with my sewing machine. I then used black fabric paint to hand paint the word "Fort" on the front of the bag and sponged some polka-dots across the top. For the drawstring, I took a thick ribbon and slid it through the top section of the pillow case.

I LOVE how it turned out and can't wait to see the many forts they build! 


  1. I love this!!! I'm so using it for the kids I nanny and my niece and nephews!!!