Build A Fort For Rainy Days

Hi there, mamas! Today I have a fun activity that me and Arianna enjoy the most, especially on rainy days. You guessed, it is making a fort inside!
I remember that as a kid, building a fort gave me the best feeling in the world. Even now, I still feel a great joy, and sharing this experience with my baby is just magical.

There are quite a few ways to build a fort inside, and you have to use the room and furniture to decide what is the best way to start.
Materials needed:

  • Blankets or bed sheets
  • Pegs or weights
  • Cushions
  • Fairy lights
  • Chairs


The simplest way to make a fort is to use the dining chairs as a support for your fort. You can use the furniture as well to support your bed sheets or blankets to build the walls of your fort, and secure these with pegs or weights (books, heavy objects).

Once you are happy with how the fort walls are done, you start decorating with as many cushions and fairy lights as you have, bring in toys that your child loves and let the party start.


If you don’t want to complicate yourself, you can even buy a fort for around £25-£50, that is more eye appealing and can be found in different designs, suitable for girls or boys. Also, if you have large boxes, you can make great forts from that. We have two designs of ready bought forts, but we prefer the one that we both made.


If you don’t want to complicate yourself, you can even buy a fort for around £25-£50, that is more eye appealing and can be found in different designs, suitable for girls or boys. Also, if you have large boxes, you can make great forts from that. We have two designs of ready bought forts, but we prefer the one that we both made.

As Bonfire is tonight, this week we could hear outside fireworks, and Arianna jumped every time and said she’s scared. Now, as we cuddle in the fort, she says that the noise doesn’t bother her no more.

Forts are meant to be secure and safe and to keep people protected by the enemies. In kids play, these have the same purpose and it creates an intimate environment, giving the feeling of personal space.

Which forts do you prefer? Please share your thoughts in the comments down below and share the post if you liked it.

Stay safe,

Flo

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Hi! My name is Flo and I am the mum of Arianna. I enjoy doing crafts with my kid and writing. I have started this blog to combine the two and to help others as well to get ideas and embrace motherhood the way I did. As a full time working mum, I do have struggles, and finding the balance between family and career is still a big issue for me. My blog reflects my struggles and shares the tips I have learnt along my journey, plus a lot of crafts and activities. Please leave your feedback in comments and subscribe if you like my content. Have fun scrolling through my posts!

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