So my little girl turned 5 in May and we wanted to make her a special gift this year that she would really love. I have seen the idea of creating a little collapsible tent in the past and I really wanted to make one for her birthday gift.
My little girl loves to read so I thought this would be a special spot for that and also what kid doesn’t like forts and tents and little secret places to hide? I knew this was going to be a big hit.
I can tell you my husband made this really quickly- in just an afternoon and it was very cheap and easy to do. He built the frame and then I bought some fabric and really that was about it. We added a few extra accessories and now about 2 months later- both of my girls use this tent all the time. We mostly use it for reading books, occasionally coloring projects and we have taken it out to the park on a few occasions for fancy tea parties. When the tent does make a road trip to the park, we usually get swarmed with kids that want to come and check it out.
So if you have been considering making one of these for your kiddos- let me share the tutorial we used and some of the little extras we did to spruce up our tent.
I forgot to keep all the receipts for the project but I believe the materials were about $20. I bought fabric at Hobby Lobby with a coupon and I want to say it was something Like $8.00. So this is a really inexpensive project and when you are done it folds up and can be tucked into a closet or in the garage!