A great indoor fort  can be the best. Whether you’re stuck inside during the winter or you need something to entertain the kids for the afternoon, an indoor fort can be a lifesaver.  That’s why we came up with this holiday fort that is perfect way to play inside.  Need some time to wrap gifts?  The fort has you covered… wrapping-paper-indoor-fort Because we made our fort with our  wrapping paper. It was such a quick way to make a fort.   No sewing, no slipping, no getting a table cloth or blanket dirty….instead, we used paper to transform our table  into a  great play space!

Materials for  an Indoor Fort

  • Kids table <—affiliate link to our favorite table
  • Wrapping paper
  • Tape
  • Bows, ribbon, etc. to decorate the fort  (optional)

How to Make an Indoor Fort

First, we wrapped our paper around the table.  I made a mark on the paper  for  each leg of the table.  You can tape as you go, but I found that this process took a little experimenting. When the entire table was wrapped and taped.  We cut one side into over a dozen long strips for the doorway.  You could do this to another wall to make a tunnel, too. And, that’s it!  Just some wrapping paper and tape made a quick and easy play space for my kids.  Add bows, lights, and ribbon to really make this fort over the top. Christmas-indoor-fort-for-kids While the house is easily ripped, my kids loved getting to fix their house with tape.  But, we knew if it got too damaged, we could easily make a new one. We plan to turn this into a  birthday fort by changing the wrapping paper – what a fun birthday tradition! Be sure to check out our list of indoor play spaces for more ideas. Or for some more indoor exercise, here are 22 ideas for a fun diy obstacle course for kids!

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