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Kid’s Party Activities: 12 Kid’s Play Tents {Indoor & Outdoor}

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Did you ever play in a tent when you were little? I did. I loved the cozy fun. My cousin and I made simple tents outside by pulling sheets over the clothesline. I made myself a tent nest in a backyard tree once by nailing my Gram’s quilt to the tree (wish I had that old quilt now—why did Gram let me ruin it?!).  I made tents inside, too, but none of my tents looked as cool as the variety in this round-up. Some are for outside, some are for inside but they’re all made for childhood fun. Ask nice and I bet the kids will let you crawl in and play, too!


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1.     Here’s a play tent every kid is sure to enjoy!

My DIY Kid Play Tent ~ My Creative Green Living

2.     What boy wouldn’t want a fort making kit? Put one of these together as a gift or just because.
Fort Making Kit ~How To Have It All


3.     Make summer more enjoyable with this outdoor reading tent.
Hello Summer Outdoor Reading Tent ~Design Dazzle


4.     Here’s a creative way to make a tent, right there in your dining room!
DIY Tablecloth Play Tent ~Centsational Girl


5.     This DIY tent is easy to put away when you’re done.
Collapsible Fabric Play Tent… for Kids! ~Make It & Love It


6.     Check out this great DIY tee pee for inside!
Teepee DIY ~Merry Thought


7.     This tee pee tent is easy to make.
DIY Tee Pee Tent ~My Poppet

8.     Build a fort with your boys with this how-to!
Fort Building ~How To Have It All


9.     Looking for a play tent for the kiddos to have fun in? Make one yourself with this how-to.
DIY Play Tent ~Posted on The Creative Girl, Made by Christina at 2 Little Hooligans


10.  You can build a fun tent outside too!
DIY Canvas Tent ~Merry Thought


11.  Don’t forget to take a look at this adorable tent any boy would love.
DIY Kids Tent ~Pink Oatmeal


12.  This teepee is so easy to make, you won’t believe it!
Easy Peasy DIY Tot Teepee ~Confessions of a Refashionista

Don’t miss these great camping party ideas for your next indoor or outdoor camping themed party!

Love these DIY tent ideas? Which one will you try with your kids?

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Layne Henderson

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men, she’s in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara.