Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Clothesline Fort

What is so magical about a fort? Somehow, the simplest of small, makeshift spaces can become a limitless vehicle for the imagination. To this day I love forts, and I think just about all children do, too.

We make them in beds, under tables, between pieces of furniture, but I had never made one on a clothesline, but then I saw this picture and thought, "Oh, we have to try this!"

So, humble as our efforts may have been, we did it. With just two big sheets and some rocks, we created a morning of great play, only enhanced by the "bow and arrow" sets made by the girls.

Maybe when the weather cools a bit more we could make a slightly more elaborate one and actually spend the night out there? What do you think?

And where have you been building your forts?