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A young girl in a pretty dress peeking out of a den in the garden, made using a white sheet.

Building A Tent By Tea Time

Building a tent is fun and easy and you can do it all before teatime. Pitch it indoors in your lounge or out in the garden-the choice is yours! It all starts with a little bit of imagination. This tent for kids will be two sided and prism shaped. Think of a Toblerone box for its shape.

You will need:

  • A roll of rough string
  • Scissors
  • 3 x 8ft (2.4m) and 6 x 3ft (90cm) bamboo canes from a garden centre
  • Old sheets and blankets
  • Pens and card to make a sign for the entrance
  1. Begin by making a sturdy frame using the bamboo canes - lay the 3 longest canes 3 ft (90cm) apart, and attach using the shorter canes and string, until your tent takes shape.
  2. Then simply drape with sheets or blankets, and decorate inside and out with pillows, rugs, pictures and anything you fancy.

There’s no limit to what you can create – go wild!

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