School's out for the summer and that means lots of time for little ones to grow restless. Encourage some old school imaginative play, indoors and out, with this DIY a-frame tent!
This simple summer project comes from Rubyellen Bratcher, a blogger and one heck of a crafter. She created this hardware-free, perfectly kid-friendly tent as part of Grosgrain's "free pattern month" - and for that, we thank her!
To get the kids involved with this project, I like the idea of letting them choose the fabric. It's their tent, afterall (of course, I won't tell if you use it as your own retreat)! Once you've decided on a fabric, it's time to gather the rest of your supplies.
- 4- 1'' x 2'' x 48'' whitewood moulding
- 1- 3/4'' x 48'' poplar dowel
- drill with a 3/4'' spade bit
- measuring tape
- pencil (marker)
- fabric large enough to cover frame (approx. 46'' x 85.5'' un-hemmed; 44'' x 83.5'' hemmed)
- coordinating thread
Materials at the ready? Great! Check out Rubyellen's step-by-step instrucions over on Cakies.
[via Centsational Girl]