Every summer my grandma would take out her special fort blankets for us and clothes pins to make forts in her back yard with her patio furniture. Have your children make their very own fort sheet (and prevent them from taking out all the sheets in your linen closet in search of their favourite one!). Materials Flat sheet (you could use one that you no longer need as part of a set or sometimes stores sell them separately) Fabric markers Table cover or pieces of cardboard (for underneath) Directions Wash your sheet (particularly if it is new) to help the fabric markers “stick”. (Unless otherwise specified on the product instructions.) Have your children draw on their fort sheet. We added each child’s name and the date to the drawings so each summer we could add more and see how their drawing style has changed over the years. (Last year our daughter went from very abstract lines to bunnies, bunnies, bunnies this year!) TIP: If your child is younger and is having trouble holding the material taut while drawing, put a section in a an embroidery loop for them. Follow the directions on the product to set it (whether it be ironing the drawn area or putting it in the dryer). Use it to build a fort (put it over a table, stretch it between chairs etc.). Enjoy and when you are done store it in your playroom or a special spot! Purpose Making materials for building. Safety Notes Follow the product directions re: use, setting the images It is helpful to cover your table prior to use, as the markers often seep through the fabric. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.