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
- 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
- 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.
- 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!