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.

Dome Be Afraid

Budding architects are sure to appreciate this geodesic dome fort built by one talented parent. All the details can be found on Instructables. With cardboard, box cutters and some paint in hand, this could be the perfect way to spend a rainy weekend—your kids will definitely thank you! To see the instructions, click here.

photo: Instructables

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— Christal Y & Susie Foresman