When cabin fever starts setting in and the kids are bouncing off the walls, one of our favorite things to do is to build a fort. Whether it’s made with a pile of blankets or a mess of cardboard boxes, it’ll capture kids’ imaginations for hours. Click through the slideshow below to take your fort-making skills to the next level.

An A+ A-Frame

If you’re handy with a drill and a sewing machine, give this A-frame tent DIY from family blog Cakies a try. It’ll make the perfect kids-only hideout for rainy days and chilled-out evenings.

photo: Cakies

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— Christal Y & Susie Foresman