How To Create The Perfect Sleepover Fort

Posted November 11, 2018 by Fort Magic

When you were little, did you love the thrill of sleeping in forts? When you are a kid, there is just something magical about sleeping in a fort or on the deck or even on the trampoline. Here are some ideas to help you get started on creating that perfect fort for sleepovers. bedtime-rituals-1

Gather Your Materials

The best way to start is to gather all your materials in one place. You will want the Fort Magic building kit, of course, and some sheets and pillows. Then, see what the kids think is necessary for a sleepover fort. Do they want flashlights to be able to read? Or, maybe some snacks for those hungry tummies before bed? One of the most popular features of our kits is the fabric clips. You can use these clips to turn any material into a beautiful, colorful fort. If you are having a hard time finding material, you can even borrow the sheets off their bed since these clips won’t damage the fabric. bedtime-rituals-2

Pick Your Location for Your Sleepover Fort

The big question is, where will you build your fort? For some reason, kids like the thrill of sleeping in new places. If it’s warm enough, you can build their fort in the backyard. Just make sure you put down a tarp to keep out the bugs. If it’s too cold to build your fort outside, you can build it in the garage or in the living room. You can also build it on the covered deck and just put a space heater in it. You will be surprised at how warm it is and the kids will love the thrill of sleeping outside. You can even add a strand of battery powered LED lights for some light to read bedtime books or tell your own made up tales. bedtime-rituals-3

Get to Work Building

Next, comes the fun part. What do you want your sleepover fort to look like? You can use one of our many designs or even create something all your own. For your sleepover fort, we recommend the tent, the playhouse, and the teepee build designs. If you are feeling ambitious, consider the Castle or Villa design. They will give your fort that fairytale feel and provide lots of sleeping space, if you are having guests for your sleepover. Any of these designs can be made with just one kit. After you are done, toss in your pillows, blankets, bean bags, and anything else to make it cozy. You want your fort to have all the proper amenities to ensure your guests have the sleepover of a lifetime. bedtime-rituals-4

Enjoy Your Sleepover

Now, you get to make the memories. Turn off all the lights and read stories with only a flashlight. Or, make up your own stories. Kids love hearing stories and it’s a great time to delve into your inner creative self or your goofy side that likes to tell stories with all the different voices. This would also be a good time to dive into the snacks you stocked your fort with. bedtime-rituals-5

You Will Love the Easy Clean Up

After a night of making fun memories, clean up is easy. Simply twist and pull to break down your fort walls and put all the pieces back into the drawstring carrying bag. One moment your fort takes over half the living room and the next moment, it all fits into a small bag that slides under your bed. If you used sheets off your bed, you won’t even have to fold a bunch of sheets. Simply just put them back on your bed! bedtime-rituals-6 Photo Credits: 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.