For whatever reason, kids LOVE tents. It doesn’t matter if it’s a stylish canopy or a rustic teepee– if they can crawl inside and let their imagination run wild, they’ll come running. The great thing about a tent, canopy or teepee, is that you can make your own to fit your space and save you money. There are tons of simple ways to make a tent that your kids will enjoy wasting away their hours inside of. Check out some of these easy peasy ideas!
1. Kids Teepee
The creator of this teepee says that if you can sew a straight line, you can make this teepee, and all for $40! I don’t know a kid who wouldn’t love this, and would create their own personal haven inside. Too bad it’s not big enough for adults!
Get over to ThatsMyLetter.blogspot.com for a complete tutorial!
2. Outdoor Tent
When the weather’s nice, there’s no better place to be outside. All moms love it when our kids spend some time in the fresh air! Give them a reason with this simple tent, perfect for shelter from the sun, reading and having a picnic!
If you love this idea, head over to MyFrugalAdventures.com for an easy step by step.
3. Reading Nook Tent
Umm, can I have one of these please? This tent is the perfect space for your little reader, complete with twinkle lights and basket of good books. This requires minimal nails and sewing, a win win in my book!
PathThroughTheNarrowGate.com has an easy and quick way to create your own reading nook tent!
4. Hula Hoop Tent
These are just the cutest, especially when hanging from a gorgeous tree! The best part? NO SEWING! The basic supplies are a hula hoop, sheet, twine, safety pins and some ribbon for some extra sass. Even the kids can help you make this!
Visit AlannaGeorge.com for a super easy instructional on making you own hula hoop tent!
5. Retractable Clothesline Tent
This is a tent I can buy into. Most moms hesitate with tents because they don’t want to look at them all the time, or have them take up precious space in their homes. But this tent is a win-win because you can take it down in a snap! Plus, it’s pretty much the easiest kind of tent there is!
RaechelMyers.com has all the goods over at her site, so head over to get started on your own clothesline tent!
6. Embroidery Hoop Canopy
I can just imagine any little girl loving going to bed at night, because she can lay under this gauzy, dreamy canopy. It’s fit for a queen! Not only that, it’s very easy to make and also inexpensive! It’s a great way to spruce up your little girl’s room in no time flat.
Check out CraftaholicsAnonymous.net for the super easy tutorial on this adorable embroidery hoop canopy!
7. Fold Up Tents
The biggest drawback to tents is that usually they are bulky and hard to disassemble. This design is perfect! They are small, but still perfect for kids, and fold flat for easy storage. Everyone’s happy!
Head over to PermanentKisses.com for a great tutorial on making your own fold up tent!
8. Bed Tent
If a little girl has a sweet canopy bed, then you son would love this bed tent. He’ll get to enjoy the feeling of camping, but be in the comfort of his own bed! This is a simple design that will add character to your kids room in a flash.