Kw-logo-smaller

How To Build Your Own Fort

Find out how you can build your own fort this summer.
Build Your Own Fort

School's out and there's only so much you can do indoors (those Hannah Montana reruns are getting just a little tired). So why not head outside with some friends and build a fort? It's really not as difficult as it sounds, and requires only a few key items.

Build Your Own Fort - Getting Started

The first thing you're going to need is something to use for the fort's walls. Cardboard is generally the most effective material to use, and there's always a lot of it around. If your mom and dad just bought a new fridge, you're good to go. Otherwise, try asking around to see if you can scrounge up some unwanted cardboard (you'll probably find at least a couple of neighbors that will be more than happy to give you some).

Build Your Own Fort - Cut And Dried

You've been working by yourself up to this point, but now it's time to bring a parent or adult into the project. Depending on how big you want the fort to be, you're going to have to measure and cut pieces of cardboard to suit your needs. In total, you're going to need five pieces of big cardboard (four sides and a top) and a heavy-duty pair of scissors to cut through the material. If you're looking for a small fort that'll be big enough to hold you and your dog, you probably won't need pieces more than six or seven feet in both directions. Remember, three pieces need to be the same size (for the top and two sides), while another two must share identical dimensions.

Build Your Own Fort - End Of The Road

Okay, it's time to move things outside (if you're not there already). Before assembling this masterpiece, don't forget to cut out a door and even a window if you'd like. Also, make sure to cut out a small section from the bottom of the door, so you'll be able to open it over the grass. Now you'll need some heavy-duty tape (duct tape or that clear kind they use on tape guns would be best) to attach each section together. Once you're finished that, voila! Instant fort. Feel free to adorn your shiny new fort with drawings, posters, or whatever else you think will make your fort kickin'.

Build Your Own Fort - Taking Things Inside

Of course, sometimes it just isn't possible to build an outdoor fort - maybe you live in an apartment or you've been grounded for eating 12 Twix bars in a row. The indoor fort is much easier than the outdoor fort, and only requires some cushions and a few blankets. Arrange several sturdy cushions in a rectangular shape, hop inside and cover the whole thing up with a blanket. If it's a blanket your parents don't want anymore, go ahead and cut out a small window. Have fun!

Related Stories:
>
>

readers voted!

Comments

QueenTitania

QueenTitania wrote:

want to do it to night (i will try to build a indoor one
commented: Wed Aug 14, 2013

Liyah_Mahone

Liyah_Mahone wrote:

OMG.....that looks so fun....... 2minutes later after reading: thats to hard lol
commented: Thu Aug 01, 2013

JustStopAndWalkAway
awesome :D
commented: Thu Aug 01, 2013

there are 20 more comments

Please login or register to add comments

share with your friends


Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


like this article?
get more just like it in your email

F1120243273359

Coolest Thing to Do This Summer?

  • Hang at the amusement park.
  • Go swimming at the local pool.
  • Sun tan at the beach.
  • Play outside with my friends.

related stories

Micro_scrabbletilependant-micro
If you’re sick of making boring old friendship bracelets, then maybe it’s time to step it up a no...
Micro_micro_writing
November is Novel Writing Month where thousands of people write millions of words. It’s a time wh...
Micro_a m
It's time to start talking basketball again! Wanna learn how to shoot the perfect jumper? Shootin...
Micro_micro_yarn
Knitting is a great way to make your own clothes and accessories. Hats or scarves, sweaters or so...

latest videos

Random in the forums

Butters-Stotch
Butters-Stotch posted in General:
Leopold
reply 2 minutes
Keekeow
Keekeow posted in General:
"thisguyhasanipod4XD" wrote: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO THE PIC IN MY SIGGY ISN'T WORKING!!  :sad I'm sawwy.
reply 14 minutes
thisguyhasanipod4XD
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO THE PIC IN MY SIGGY ISN'T WORKING!!  :sad
reply 15 minutes
Keekeow
Keekeow posted in General:
* slowly noms on pockey *
reply 18 minutes
thisguyhasanipod4XD
O3O
reply 20 minutes

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

100x100_ra_logo_girl

Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

_thumb_100x100

Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...

_thumb_100x100

We have all played the famous game Sudoku, now play it online with this Classic ...