How to Make a Tent in Your Bedroom

by Pilar Ethridge, Demand Media

    A bedroom tent could serve as a fort, castle, fortress or bunker in the mind of a child. That's why they provide hours and hours of fun. With just a few items that are likely already in your bedroom, you can build a tent in just a few minutes. Fortunately, this is also an activity that won't take long to clean up once you're done.

    Step 1

    Take the blankets off the bed so that you can use them as the walls of the tent. Sheets will be less useful so leaves those in place.

    Step 2

    Place a chair 3 to 5 feet away from the edge of the bed in your room. Throw a blanket over the chair and stretch one side of the blanket over the edge of the bed. If the blanket slides off, move the chair closer to the bed. The chair should create a rise, similar to the rise in a tent.

    Step 3

    Take another blanket and place one side over the same chair and the other side on the floor. Spread the blanket out so that there's room to crawl under it. Don't pull it so far that the chair falls over. Together, both blankets create the walls of the tent.

    Step 4

    Place a flashlight and snacks inside the tent. Using a flashlight, small children can read or play inside the fort for hours.

    About the Author

    Since 2006, Pilar Ethridge has had the pleasure of honing her writing skills as the assistant editor of the newsletter from a Washington, D.C. nonprofit organization. Her interests include children's media, film, American pop culture, crafts, and performing arts in general. Based in Southern California, Ethridge received a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies from the University of California.

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