How to make a fort!

by Melissa

Many thanks to Pop Secret for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to have a movie night with my family!

For the past 3 weeks my husband has been away training at a military school. He just got home this weekend so the daughter and I officially called movie night. Of course it wasn’t just going to be any movie night. We are talking a get your gear together, camping out in the living room kind of movie night. Keep reading if you want to learn how to make a fort.  It’s real easy, we promise.

How to make a fort!

Step one: Gather your supplies!

Sheets

Pillows

Blankets

Couch & Chairs

Flashlight

Stuffed Animals

Entertainment

Snacks

How to make a fort!

Step two: Build your fort!

This step is pretty easy and you can really make it how you see fit. We made our walls with the couch and two chairs turned backwards. Then we made the floor with all sorts of pillows, threw in some blankets, stuffed animals, snacks and entertainment. Lastly we draped sheets over the top to make the fort. If your fort is a little droopy you might need a good broomstick for reinforcement.

How to make a fort!

 

How to make a fort!

Step three: Enjoy!

The best part of a pillow fort is that you can hideaway and do whatever you please. We choose to entertain ourselves with our favorite snack, Pop Secret popcorn and a little book reading.

How to make a fort!

 

How to make a fort!

 

I can explain to you all day long how to make a fort but that isn’t the important part. You can throw some pillows on the floor, blow up an air mattress or just hang out in the living room. As long as you are spending time with your family that is the ultimate goal. Do something fun with your kids this weekend. 🙂 Go submit your own pillow fort pictures to Pop Secret’s Facebook page using the hashtag #PopSecretForts for a chance to receive a fun prize pack and other surprises! Also you can find a $1 off coupon over on their facebook page as well.

I love comments! Let me know what your favorite way is to spend time with your family.

 


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Robin (Masshole Mommy) January 26, 2015 - 3:54 PM

We make lots of forts, so we consider ourselves to be professionals 🙂 They are always so much fun!

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Dawn January 26, 2015 - 4:12 PM

Ahh, forts. One of my favorite things when I was a kid. Is there really anything better than a fort? Nope.

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Debbie L. January 26, 2015 - 5:27 PM

Nice fort – the kids love making forts! Perfect for TV night!

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Felicia January 26, 2015 - 5:43 PM

Pillow forts are the best. We just built a box fort in the living room today.

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Shop with Me Mama (Kim) January 26, 2015 - 6:11 PM

My kids are ALWAYS making forts in our home, always. They are so neat too. I miss being able to make forts whenever I want to!

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Melissa Coleman January 27, 2015 - 11:47 AM

Haha! I know what you mean. Just grab a nearby sheet the next time the mood hits and tell everyone you will be in your fort if anyone needs you. 😉

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Kecia January 26, 2015 - 6:21 PM

We used to make forts so much as a kid. My 4 year old has done it a few times, but I have to get him more into it. They are so fun to play inside!!

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Debbie Denny January 26, 2015 - 6:34 PM

Love your fort. Enjoy the popcorn.

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Pam January 26, 2015 - 8:43 PM

My kids used to always want to make pillow forts. It was such a fun way to spend the afternoon.

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Tracie January 26, 2015 - 9:41 PM

Movie night in a pillow fort is the best idea ever!! Especially with popcorn. 🙂

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Liz Mays January 26, 2015 - 9:48 PM

Pillow forts are so simple and yet so fun! It was always so fun to find different ways of making them!

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Theresa January 26, 2015 - 10:05 PM

Pillow forts are so much fun! Even more so when you can sneak some Pop Secret into them to snack on as well 🙂

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Crystal January 26, 2015 - 11:43 PM

With less than desirable weather approaching, we’re going to need fun things to do to keep us busy. A pillow fort would be perfect!

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Melissa Coleman January 27, 2015 - 11:40 AM

Definitely perfect for a snowed in kind of day activity.

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Kay Adeola January 27, 2015 - 5:30 AM

It has been a long time since the kids have done this but I will have to encourage them to do this more :).

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Rosey January 27, 2015 - 8:45 AM

I think I’m surprising the kids w/the idea to make a fort after school today. All of this fort talk is making me want to play. 🙂

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Jeanine January 27, 2015 - 9:44 AM

So fun! My kids absolutely love making forts! They love sleeping in them too which brings back so many fun memories!

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Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings January 27, 2015 - 9:53 AM

Pillow and blanket forts are the best!

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Christie January 27, 2015 - 10:35 AM

That’s a high quality fort! I love seeing her reading underneath it!

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Melissa January 27, 2015 - 10:53 AM

I’m so doing this with my kids. They will love it! Popcorn just makes it better.

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April Decheine January 27, 2015 - 11:40 AM

My sister and I had so much fun building forts when we were kids, we would get bored and start building the coolest forts, great tips!

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Melissa Coleman January 27, 2015 - 11:46 AM

My brothers and I did too. My parents had a big pool table and we used to build a hideout underneath it.

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Beth@FrugalFroggie January 27, 2015 - 12:03 PM

I need to make a fort with my boys. I haven’t made one in a while.

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Chrystal @ Nevermore Lane January 27, 2015 - 4:04 PM

Forts are awesome. I used to make them all the time when I was a kid. We make them with kiddo once in a while.

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Amber C. January 27, 2015 - 7:08 PM

Now that is an awesome fort!!! My son has me making him forts ALL of the time!!! lol

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Chrysa Duran January 27, 2015 - 10:02 PM

Forts are classic Kid activities all year long. I love all of your photos. I think it is time to build a fort and makes some popcorn!

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Jessica (Savory Experiments) January 27, 2015 - 10:06 PM

So much fun!!! I don’t even have kids and yet I want to build one for hubby and I, lol.

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Mary O'Malley January 28, 2015 - 1:59 AM

What a cool fort! I bet that would be a fun time for everyone. I want to build one now, haha.

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Mary O'Malley January 28, 2015 - 2:01 AM

What a cool fort. I bet it would be really fun to have one of these! Now I want to make one hehe.

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Shanaka Mama Bee Does January 28, 2015 - 8:51 AM

My boys have become pros at making forts. They even drag the poor dogs inside. What’s a good fort without popcorn?

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Tiffany (A Mom's Take) January 28, 2015 - 10:28 AM

Pillow forts are the best, especially for movie night with popcorn, or just to get away and play.

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Camesha January 28, 2015 - 10:59 PM

I used to do this as a kid. It was so fun! I’m going to get my kids to make a fort for our next movie night.

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Gabriel Bregg January 29, 2015 - 12:27 AM

Popcorn is great – sometimes I try to convince the family it should be the whole meal, but so far, no takers. I do sneak it to the litttle ones for breakfast sometimes though.

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Kelly Hutchinson January 30, 2015 - 11:09 AM

My kids will make a fort anywhere and anytime and they are 13 and 16! We love a good bowl of PopSecret popcorn to go along with it1

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