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.

A Rad Reading Nook

Make a cozy reading nook for your little bookworm using silky fabric and a big quilting hoop. Head to parenthood blog Mama Liberated to see how she designed this comfy corner for her kiddo.

photo: Mama Liberated

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— Christal Y & Susie Foresman