Creating Family Memories With Fort Magic

Posted November 15, 2018 by Fort Magic

If you are looking for ways to spend more time together as a family, building forts provides hours of fun for people of all ages. Fort building is a great way to get creative with family night. We have put together some ideas so you can start making family memories with our Fort Magic building kits.   Making Family Memories With Forts 1

Host a Family Paint Night

A great way to spend time together as a family is to build a painting studio. Cover your paint studio fort with plastic panels for easy cleanup. You can also add in a few white fabric panels to use as a canvas. One idea we love is to use the fabric clips to attach a string from one end of the studio to the other. Then, use clothespins to attach blank sheets of paper to the string. You can use this to hold the paper while your little ones create the artwork. The string is also a great way to display all of the artwork after everyone is done. You can make it more fun by having a gallery art walk to show off everyone’s artistic abilities. Making Family Memories With Forts 2

Making Family Memories With Forts 3Making Family Memories With Forts 4Make a Movie Night Themed Fort

One of our favorite fort ideas is to incorporate your fort into family movie night. If you are going to be watching Finding Dory that night, you can build your fort with an underwater theme. You can even make it look like a fish tank with all the fish.

Gather up large pillows, blankets, popcorn, movie snacks, and other necessities to put in your fish tank fort. Then, when the movie starts, everyone can cuddle up in your new fort while watching about Dory. You provided the hands-on learning as they constructed a scene from the movie and the kids get the excitement of watching a movie while in a fort. Forts make everything magical!Making Family Memories With Forts 5Create the Fort Around Their Bed

This is one the kids will love. Start by placing sticks on the floor around their bed to measure out the space needed and then start building from the ground up. After you are done, cover with sheer fabric and a strand of lights. Bedtime will be a breeze, for once, as they get to look forward to sleeping in their new fort. Don’t forget to read a few bedtime stories in their fort bed. Making Family Memories With Forts 6

Fun for the Entire Family

We haven’t figured out who likes the forts more, the kids or the family pet. When you are putting survival necessities in your fort, don’t forget the dog treats! A fort is a great place to pretend you are on a mission with your sidekick, Fido. Another reason we love fort building is that it creates teamwork. Your kids will become best friends as they work together on a project. Their efforts will be rewarded with a sleepover in their new fort, complete with yummy bedtime snacks.Making Family Memories With Forts 7

Create a Reading Nook

Do you find yourself wrestling with guilt because you just can’t seem to find the time to read to your kids as much as you would like? One of our most popular designs for a reading nook is the Teepee. It’s easy to construct and can be covered with anything when you use our special fabric clips. Of course, lots of lights are a necessity for any perfect reading nook. Add soft blankets to the bottom and a couple of oversized pillows or bean bags and you have your very own reading nook. Set aside 5 minutes at the same time every day to read to your child in your new reading nook. Now, you can enjoy the memories you made while creating your nook and you can end the guilt by spending more time reading to your kids.Making Family Memories With Forts 8 Photo Credits: Play At Home Mom Blog:  This super-amazing blog is definitely one of our favorites.  Loaded with fun ideas for DIY playtime, with an always-present educational spin. Two-Daloo Blog:  The Two-Daloo Blog is passionately dedicated to the idea that every child should have the chance to discover the world at his/her own pace through hands-on exploration and play-based learning. Fort Magic Customer Photos via Facebook:  Visit our Fort Magic Facebook page to see our customer creativity shine with fun pics and videos of families enjoying their Fort Magic kit during playtime. Fort Magic Customer Photos via Instagram:  Visit our Fort Magic Instagram page to see our customer creativity shine with fun pics and videos of families enjoying their Fort Magic kit during playtime.