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.

Light It Up

A normal fort becomes something magical when you add sparkly lights to the mix. Kiddos will love cuddling up with a book in a fort like this one from graphic designer Bar Lucci's family blog Art Bar.

photo: Art Bar

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— Christal Y & Susie Foresman