DIY Kid's Play Teepee (The Easiest Way) - Engineer Mommy
Jul 222016
 

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I’ve been seeing kid’s teepees all over the place recently. Unfortunately, they’re not exactly cheap! I recently came across some teepees at a home decor store, and those babies were almost $100! $100 for a little tent! Outrageous, right?

I knew I could make something for a LOT less! Plus, it’s always fun to customize projects like this!

DIY Kid’s Play Teepee (The Easiest Way)

DIY Kid's Play Teepee (The Easiest Way)

DIY Kid’s Play Teepee (The Easiest Way)

So here’s what you’ll need:
1/2″ dowel rod, about 50″ long
four 1″x2″ pine boards, each about 50″ long
spade bit
electric drill
plastic tablecover
heavy-duty stapler

First, cut four 1″x2″ pine boards to approximately 50″ long. Get a spade bit like this one. The spade bit will let you make a perfect 1/2″ circle in the boards!

DIY Kid's Play Teepee (The Easiest Way)

DIY Kid’s Play Teepee (The Easiest Way)


Now, attach the spade bit to your electric drill and make holes about 5″ from the end of each of the pine boards.
DIY Kid's Play Teepee (The Easiest Way)

DIY Kid’s Play Teepee (The Easiest Way)


Now, simply insert the dowel rods right into the holes you made in the pine boards.
Optional: You could add a few extra support pieces at the bottom of the tent, but these are not necessary.
DIY Kid's Play Teepee (The Easiest Way)

DIY Kid’s Play Teepee (The Easiest Way)


Using an electric stapler, attach the table cover across the teepee. I love that this table cover makes it easy to decorate this teepee. Plus, since it’s plastic, it can sit outside and still be durable. If it starts to get moldy over time, I can simply replace the cover for $1! (After being outside for about 4 months now, it hasn’t gotten moldy at all.)
DIY Kid's Play Teepee (The Easiest Way)

DIY Kid’s Play Teepee (The Easiest Way)


Now, the tent is ready for play!
DIY Kid's Play Teepee (The Easiest Way)

DIY Kid’s Play Teepee (The Easiest Way)


You could add some books, pillows and other toys inside to make it more inviting for the kids! So tell me: Have you had a tent like this when you were a kid? Would you make one of these for your child?







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