18 DIY Play Tents and Forts That'll Capture Kids' Hearts

DIY play tent in a playroom

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Your kids will fall in love with these DIY play tents that are built just for the kids, no adults allowed. A tent can become a magical world that your child never wants to leave, where they're in charge and can play make-believe all day long.

Making your own DIY tent or fort is simple and affordable. Some DIY tents require sewing while others require more woodworking, but they are all fun projects that a beginner can easily tackle.

Check out these ideas for DIY play tents and forts that will make your kids room, playroom, or backyard more fun.