My kids love jumping and pulling my couch to pieces and honesty i’m over fixing it 10000 times a day. I had to find something for them to play on instead, mmmmmm a Teepee maybe?
I jumped on the net to get some ideas. There are so many but having a little adventurous 1 year old the Teepee was looking a little unsafe, i could just see her pulling it down on herself or trying to climb up it. A tent look a little more stable and just as cute. Off to spotlight i went, wow i could spend all day in there buying material for things i will do “one day”.
What you’ll need
4 x wooden dowels
4x pine boards
20″ spade drill bit
2x 92cm x 112cm material
2x 24cm x 112cm material Bottom
- Drill 2 holes in each board 16cm from the top and 2.5 cm from the bottom.
- Assemble the dowels through the holes
- Sew the bottom (small) pieces of material to each large piece with a 1.5cm seam
- Now sew the two large pieces together with a 1.5cm seam, then sew a 1cm hem around the entire piece of material
- Fold the bottom piece in half and sew into the join to create a tunnel for the dowel, do the same for the other side. ( i found this easier less visible seams.)
Relatively easy to make and folds up so it can be stored away when not in use.
Brings lots of fun a little hidy house, a place to read, picnics with teddies a place for a sleep lots of imagination and play.
Our tent inspiration came from Halsey of Spunky Junky