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.

Sew It All Together

If you’re skilled with a sewing machine, whip up this bunk bed fort from craft blog A Lemon Squeezy Home. Kids with handsy siblings will love the sweet fall-proof design.

photo: A Lemon Squeezy Home

Got any fort building tips to share? Let us know in the Comments below.

— Christal Y & Susie Foresman