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.

3, 2, 1 … Blast Off!

If you’re feeling crafty, check out this crazy cool rocket fort from Kate’s Creative Space. A cardboard box can become something completely new after adding colorful paper, tin foil...the sky’s the limit!

photo: Kate’s Creative Space

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— Christal Y & Susie Foresman