Each kit contains……
1. 2 sheets with 5 ribbons attached (I buy vintage sheets at yard sales and Goodwill for about 50 cents each) (I used one spool of grosgrain ribbon for each kit. I bought them when they were half off at the Hob Lob, so $2 each)
2. 1 walkie talkie each (I bought a set at Walgreens for $10)
3. 1 chill pill light (a flashlight would be completely fine – but my kids ALWAYS look directly into all flashlights ….and I’m the paranoid mom who doesn’t want them to hurt their eyes) (the dollar tree has flashlights though – much better deal)
4. 1 set of bungee cords (from the dollar tree)
5. 1 set of chip clips (from the dollar tree) (I wanted to buy stronger clamps, they would work better – but my dollar store was out of clamps the day I bought all this stuff)
6. 1 rope (also from the dollar tree) (yeah, unless the kids you are making these for are old enough, I would suggest the actual building of the forts be a supervised activity….paranoid mom speaking again but… rope + unsupervised toddlers = E.R.) But once the forts are up, they play in them for hours without me.
7. Glow sticks (again…dollar tree…I’m so predictable) 🙂
8. Pillow case to keep it all in (free from my closet)
And how cute are those vintage sheets? I love the tennis racket one!
I was going to use vintage pillowcases too – but I kind of want to try and make these stinking adorable dresses so I am keeping the pillowcases in my stash.
Erin, these are adorable. I can remember making my own”forts” with Mom’s blankets and old diaper pins when I was a kid.(45 years ago). I think having a kindred spirit for a mom is a wonderful gift for kids.
oh my how wonderful!
Like oyu I am also incredible tired of having to schlep pillows, but want to allow indoor creativity!
Cannto wait to try this – will be on the look out for fun sheets at goodwill…
I am going stright to dollar tree and the resale shop when i get off work on Friday!!!! My girls (4 & 6) are going to love this!!!! Thanks so much for the idea!!!
Amy Bowman says
You are featured at New Nostalgia’s Anti-Procrastination Tuesday! Thank you for linking up, Erin!
i am going crazy! what an amazing idea! woohoo birthday gift coming up!
Tina Marie says
Anyone think this is too young for an 8 yo girl? I have a double b/day party coming up and this is perfect for the 6yo boy. Can’t wait to hit Dollar Tree and Goodwill tomorrow!
Thanks for all the love guys! I don’t think this would be too young for an 8 year old at all! It could be a reading nook or anything!
I used to love building forts as a kid, but I never made anything quite this cool. Kudos to you
When my daughter was younger (up to college age, she and her roommate spent several weeks sleeping in the blanket fort they made in the dorm room) she loved making blanket forts. Now she is the mother of a newborn daughter and I’m saving this post (and the top sheet from sets where the bottom sheet has worn out) to make her a blanket fort kit when she is older. Instead of a flashlight, I have some cute butterfly shaped led lights from the Dollar Tree to add.