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.

Camp Out Inside

We love this adorable indoor tent from Ducklings in a Row. Perfect for a pretend camping trip, it’s easy to put together with or without a sewing machine. Find out how it’s done by clicking here.

photo: Ducklings in a Row

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

— Christal Y & Susie Foresman