Fort building is a child favorite. Whether it’s hiding under a blanket, building with sofa cushions, or using chairs from the kitchen and a sheet, kids love to find places to call their own. Build an air fort for your kids. They’ll think it’s the coolest thing! Thanks to Pop Secret for sponsoring today’s fort building post – don’t forget to make popcorn to take in your fort! Download a flag for your fort and a $1 off coupon from Pop Secret.
Build an Air Fort
Credit for this idea goes to my friend, Kari. We were talking about our kids’ love of fort building – how they go under the kitchen table for a fort or just make a fort out of a pile of pillows. She told me of the air fort she used to build as a kid using a box fan and a fitted sheet. I thought that sounded awesome and knew we had to try it.
What You’ll Need:
- box fan
- fitted sheet (we used queen size)
- Pop Secret Popcorn
Stretch out the fitted sheet and place one end over the top of the fan. Secure the sheet to the top of the fan using clothespins. My son knocked over our fan a few times while pulling on the sheet so I tied the fan to something more stable using pipecleaners.
Turn on the fan to build the air fort. Add pillows or blankets to make the fort your own.
Explore the the air. Grab a pinwheel and watch it spin.
Or grab a toy and your dad. Have fun talking into the fan. Share a smile with the camera.
Don’t Forget the Popcorn!
Pop a bag of Pop Secret Popcorn and enjoy your snack in the air fort.
Get cozy with a blanket. It’s windy in there. All we need now is a flag for our fort. Download a fort flag (and a $1 off coupon from Pop Secret).
More Fort Ideas
This is one of Aiden’s ideas for building a fort.
A giant pile of all the pillows and blankets he can find with a few stuffed animals thrown in. You’ll find him sitting on top of this pile or hiding within it.
Head over to Pop Secret’s Facebook page and download a fort flag and a $1 off coupon. Share your pillow forts for a chance to win a Pop Secret surprise pack!
What kind of pillow fort do you and your kids enjoy building?
Thanks to Pop Secret for sponsoring today’s fort building post.