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Build a Garden Tepee

These garden tepees may look rather professional, but they were put together very quickly, from a few garden stakes and some old sheets and pieces of fabric.

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A childhood fort is more than a fun hideaway; it’s also a construction site for the imagination. As kids scavenge for sticks, twine and other materials to build their forts, their creativity surges. Then, as they dream up plans and figure out how to construct the structure, they enhance their ingenuity. When the fort is finally done, it becomes the basecamp for days of outdoor play and adventures. Fantastic Forts: Inspiration for Wild Hideaways by Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks is packed with ideas, tips and photos to inspire kids to build everything from sleeping forts to treehouses to miniature forts for toys. This garden tepee project from Fantastic Forts is a simple idea to get kids started.

Photos and project used with permission of Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks 2016 and Frances Lincoln LTD, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group, from Fantastic Forts: Inspiration for Wild Hideaways by Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks.

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