Happy Fort Friday! Here at All for the Boys we celebrate Fridays with some awesome fort inspiration from around the web. Whether made of sheets, cardboard, wood, or sticks, forts are a place we can go to transport our minds to wherever we want to go. You can play, dream, relax, or create in a fort. Everything is better in a fort!
One of my favorite parts of Fort Friday is seeing all of the fort building you have been up to!
This Little Home of Mine shares her son's very first fort. I love the addition of a tunnel and ball pit!
Unfortunately Chipmonkey has been trapped inside due to fires, but at least they get to pass the time in this fun fort!
The Daily Quacks sent over her son's little fort for one. A good size I think - no parents allowed! ;)
I love getting "first fort" submissions. Here is this cute little man's first fort!
Here's a cool DIY Backyard Teepee video from the Kin Community (you can also check out their DIY fort kit)
Did you see our fort? We posted about it yesterday in case you missed it!
This little DIY playhouse is pretty cute! from Apartment Therapy
I love a good treehouse - from Barbara Butler
Have a great weekend! If you want to submit your fort photos just send them to info[at]allfortheboys[dot]com and let me know how you want them credited (if at all).
The awesome people over at Makedo sent us a FreePlay Kit for One to play with. I had originally intended on having someone help us make this extravagant fort structure (and I may still try) but I think the fun of this product is that KIDS can use it and I wanted my boys to create something of their own.
I know it's fun to see all the inspiration of the amazing things this product can do.
(all photos from Makedo's Inspiration Gallery be sure to check out the rest!)
I think this is a GREAT product for a gift for kids and wanted to show what the kids could do with it on their own. I helped a little to show them how the product worked and helped them brainstorm a bit on how to get what was in their mind to work.
We just moved and had several boxes to choose from but they chose some large boxes to construct their walls. The Makedo kit comes with a safe saw and a hole poker (SO easy) to create holes for the "bolts". They attached their walls together with the "bolts and nuts".
The black thing you see there can be a moveable hinge (how cool would a door be?!) or you can lock it so it doesn't move. They put a couple of those on the flaps of their smaller boxes to give them some height.
Once the walls were up they wanted a sheet for the roof to allow some air in (it was 105F) so we added a sheet over the top. Taking a cue from our couch forts they added a broom for height and attached a few points of the sheet to the boxs so it wouldn't fly away. Then they decorated.
A good fort has a guard right?
Their fort even has a table perfect for playing UNO (our favorite card game). The broom is stuck inside the box with a couple of bricks to keep it from sliding around.
At night a fort with lights is usually requested. We scored these plastic outdoor bulbs on clearance at Target.
The score? 4 thumbs up from my boys. The fort was sturdy, easy to put together, and the parts can be used over and over. We have some other ideas up our sleeves for Makedo. But I'm glad our first project was something the boys did on their own!
Please go check out all the details on this party, more photos, and even how they made some of the amazing details. Huge thanks to Hello My Sweet (check out their store) and Spaceships and Laserbeams for the awesome inspiration!
Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who voted for my card throughout the Catch My Party contest and for the HP community who voted in the second portion as well! I shared this a couple times on the All for the Boys Facebook page and several of you took the time to vote. My design won! You can print your own card for free on the HP site HERE
I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar has made the cutest bathroom printables. And you can purchase them for an amazing cause. She is raising money for sweet Owen. Among her other auctions all the proceeds from these super cute prints go to For the Love. Check out her site for all the auctions or click here to buy these awesome prints.
My boys made this playmat/placemat for a post over at Modern Parents Messy Kids. They made it with the intention of giving it as a gift but it has yet to leave our house. My 8 year old loved designing his own and wanted to do more scenes after this one!
Go check out the post to see what cool new product we used, more photos, and the how to!
My kids have been making forts and destroying them left and right lately. Not too many pics from me but we have a big fort in the works! Good thing I have awesome readers who share their forts with me!
This one was built by an awesome grandpa! They even have an adult fort looking on with a pizza oven!
I think these 2 might be our biggest Fort Friday fans right now! Here's there latest fort
These two found that they had fort building in common and what a mighty fort they built!
For forts around the internet how do you feel about hanging from a tree?! from Waldsielgarten
Knit Fort by Matt Gagnon Studio
A great idea for a party - a crepe paper tent! from Green Wedding Shoes