Unplugged play: a MEGA fort


As I mentioned on Monday, the weather has been very un-July-like so far.  After weeks of sunshine, temperatures dropped and the rain clouds came and with it a slight dampening of our Summer fun.

But that didn’t last long.

We purchased a new washing machine (my first ever new, not-second-hand washing machine, hooray!) and when the kind delivery men saw how thrilled my kids were with the giant box, they gave them two more from the back of the truck.

Three HUGE boxes to play with?

Time to make a MEGA fort!



 The fort has three rooms – a butterfly garden, a living room, and a kitchen.  A butterfly room?  I love it!

There is a mailbox, a kitchen sink and stove, and the kids have even made framed artwork for the walls.  My eleven year old is making duck tape curtains for the windows and I know there are plans for a round “stained glass” window in the front door.

I’ve been asked to keep my eyes open on my next yard sale/thrift store adventure for a little welcome mat.


MEGAfortDApproximately $30 worth of supplies, plus the HUGE free cardboard boxes = MEGA fun! I’m sure that I don’t have to tell you that I’m totally excited to give the glow-in-the-dark duck tape a try.





To be continued …

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Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at KElizabethFleck.com.

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  1. I love their creation, Kara! My kiddos made one in the winter. It was a hobbit house, complete with round door and windows, a map of the Shire and hours of creative play. The only hard part of these forts: convincing the kids it’s time to say goodbye. That’s the challenge of the truly awesome – and huge – crafts, isn’t it? :)
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  2. Best… fort… EVER! I love the polystyrene kitchen and will definitely add in stained glass windows to my future forts… unfortunately have to wait a while, my daughter is only 8 weeks old!
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  3. This is amazing! I wish I was half as creative as your kids:)
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  4. How cool! It’s nice how the separate boxes truly do feel like different rooms. Looks like your kids enjoyed it :)
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