要继续我们的庆祝活动this last year of AoS, here’s the ninth most popular post of all time on the website, first written in summer 2009. Who knew it’d be so handy in spring 2020?
There are lots of ways to create a blanket fort—the simplest is made by draping a king or queen-size sheet over a kitchen or dining room table. Add more room by turning the chairs with their backs facing the table, then drape the sheet over the chairs as well.
Allow me to provide my qualifications—I’m a dad, and I’ve built hundreds of forts for my kids. I even lived in one for an entire childhood summer—it had two rooms, beanbag chairs, a bed, a small fridge, and a TV.
- Blankets, sheets, or quilts—and for added versatility, include a couple of fitted sheets
- Tables, a sofa, or a bed—something as a main anchor
After you’ve gathered all the supplies, you’ll need to prepare the space for construction. Look for a large space close to large furniture or a bed to use as a main anchor point. You’ll also need to clear out any breakable or valuable objects, as forts tend to be demolished once the kids move on to something else.
You’ll also want to stay away from small tables or pieces of furniture that could fall over on the kids while they play.
Handy tip:if you’re using the back of a sofa as an anchor, use a fitted sheet to hold it more securely.
摊开片和悬垂它比其他的家具。使用额外的床单和毯子在要塞增添更多的空间。You can either overlap the sheets as they drape over the anchors, or secure them with clothespins or tape (you can also anchor down the corners and sides with heavy objects or books, although it’s not recommended since they could be pulled down on the kids as they play).
Bring in chairs or a tall support of some kind to prop up the middle of the sheet. You can use a tripod, a bar stool, or another sofa. Avoid using lamps or other objects that can easily fall. Wherever you see sags in the sheets, simply bring in another chair or support to get the sheet to the desired height.
For advanced builders only:安装在天花板上，滴串可拆卸3M钩从他们身上，并附加衣夹或土豆片剪辑到字符串的结尾。再夹橡皮布或片材，以夹子以创建浮动天花板。
Once the roof is up, use the extra blankets or pillows to fill in the gaps. You may not get every gap covered—no worries, just use that gap as another door or window.
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Stock it with necessary supplies. This will include whatever age-appropriate toys or items your kids want: stuffed animals, sleeping bags, flashlights, puzzles, flat-screen TV with DVD player, cold beer and pretzels (oh wait—those are mine). You get the idea.
Step back and enjoy your awesome creation. It’s time to play.
One final tip:得到堡与您的孩子。让他们负责的发挥。
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