So we pulled out our trusty box of Crazy Forts, all the blankets the kids could find and set about building the bestest fort ever in Owen's words and a pretty princess castle in Isabelle's. Gotta love that one fort satisfied both of their needs all at once, that rarely happens and even more rarely on a house-bound rainy day. I love the forts of my youth, made with all the chairs and blankets in the house, and we often make those. But sometimes a special fort is called for. The wonderful system of sticks and balls work together to make a sturdy fort that lasts longer than the traditional chair/blanket system.
Here are a few photos of the fort during construction:
The kids played in this fort for most of the day. Had picnics inside, read books and pretended to sleep.