Duvet Forts

My sister and I used to do this all the time. Anywhere anytime. If we saw the potential for a blanket fort somewhere we'd build it!

We have really tall dining room chairs that we'd use to put the blankets on, which was the most common place you'd find one of our forts, or we'd try and prop our duvets up from the edge of the bed to a chair or an open drawer. I remember one particular fond memory of making two separate forts either end of the bedroom; one with a duvet the other with blankets, and pretending they were our castles and peering out at the other's castle planning an attack on it.

The key to making sure your fort doesn't collapse on top of you is to put heavy books on the edges of the blankets to stop them from sliding off of whatever you've put them on (if you've put them on a flat surface that is and not the back of a chair).

We'd put loads of pillows and blankets inside the fort to make it really cosy and comfy and then crawl inside.

We relived our fort building years a couple of years ago when my dad, my sister and I stayed in a hotel for a few nights. My dad was in one room and we were in our own and they had really tall chairs. We were a bit hyper so we decided to build a fort. It was so much fun! We put one duvet over the chairs and the edge of the bed and the table and then chucked the other duvet and pillows inside. We were giggling for ages! We wanted to sleep in there but it got a bit uncomfortable so we had to put everything back.

One really quick and easy way of build a sort of fort is to open up the duvet cover and crawl inside that. It's like a whole other world. I sound like I'm obsessed!

Elilaa Elilaa
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3 Responses Jan 12, 2010

sounds like fun reliving those childhood memories!

Hahaha, I used to use the books too. Perks of being a bookworm - great tools for forts! I found that bookshelves were great places to use as a wall of the fort. You had the books right there as a source of entertainment, and also a source of building material. <br />
The best books for building? Dictionaries, the Harry Potter series, the Eragon series, and the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. =)<br />
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Thanks for sharing this. It made me relive my days as a fort builder.

Hahaha, I used to use the books too. Perks of being a bookworm - great tools for forts! I found that bookshelves were great places to use as a wall of the fort. You had the books right there as a source of entertainment, and also a source of building material. <br />
The best books for building? Dictionaries, the Harry Potter series, the Eragon series, and the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. =)<br />
<br />
Thanks for sharing this. It made me relive my days as a fort builder.