How to Make a Homemade Tent for Toddlers: 4 Steps - MakeSureHow
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Tents make for hours of fun!

Creative play doesn't have to cost big dollars, nor does it need to take a ton of time. Building a tent for your toddler can make for lifelong memories and hours of fun for your little bugger. The best part is that you will have most of these items at home, so you can do this activity impromptu, such as when your kiddos have a hard day or you just want to surprise them with a little fun. It is totally worth turning your house upside down just to see the look on you toddler's face when you create this magical adventure. So let the OCD inside you go, and throw up your “Please excuse the mess our children are busy making memories” sign!


  1. 1
    Pull out the chairs from the table. If the table is rectangular or square, line up a chair on either side, with the back corner of the chair touching the corner of the table and the seat facing out.
  2. 2
    Line up one or two more chairs on either side, making a path of about three feet in between. If it is a round or oblong table, face the seats out and line up the chairs on one side of the table, about three feet apart (Be sure there is enough room to crawl through.)
  3. 3
    Place the pillows, blanket, books and flashlight under the table.
  4. 4
    Drape sheets over the table and chairs until they are fully covered. Make sure that the sheets come down to the floor.


  • Flip up the sheet at the front of the chairs to make an entrance and allow for ventilation.Use the flashlight to snuggle up with your tot's favorite books and read!


  • Check on your toddler often to ensure the sheets are secure.

Things You'll Need

  • Table
  • Chairs
  • Sheets
  • Pillows
  • Blanket
  • Flashlight
  • Books

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Categories: Education and Communications

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