The haze is back…
What do you do when the weather is bad and you can’t go outside to play?
Why you go camping indoors, of course!
This was our make-shift tent using an IKEA bed tent. The tent is supposed to lock onto the children’s bed frames from IKEA (which we don’t have) so we had to improvise with a bit of string and a shower curtain pole. It’s not exactly the most imaginative of tents but the kids had fun with it…
The more creative individuals can check out these 10 way cool indoor play areas for a bit of inspiration. I stumbled upon them when I was searching for some ideas to add on to my basic tent.
2. The A-Frame Tent which seems to be a popular play tent design – instructions for making this on Grosgrain
3. DIY Teepee – instructions for this can be found on Pink Toes and Power Tools
4. 3-in-1 Kids Play Tent – love this multi-functional play tent that doubles up as a reading corner from BabyCenter’s Life and Home
5. Indoor Tree House – this is not for the faint of heart but boy does it look lovely!
6. Play Corner – another design for the more DIY-handy Mums & Dads found on Mommo Design but no instructions…
7. Pop-up Cardboard Play Area by Liya Mairson
8. Corridor Tree House from Apartment Therapy (who says you can’t have fun living in an apartment?
9. Indoor Island Get-away from HGTV – okay, maybe we’re moving out of the DIY stuff here…
10. Castle Bunk Bed from Great Interior Design – the ultimate option if you don’t want to DIY (more here from Tanglewood Design and Sweet Retreat Kids – which are unfortunately only available in the US)
11. Ok, ok, this is not exactly a play house, but wow… I want to be the kid living in this house.
Dang. Suddenly my tent looks so pathetic and I feel like such a lazy Mum for not putting in the effort… Lucky my boys aren’t critical.