Many thanks to Pop Secret for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring my family to have a wonderful day of fun while building blanket forts, sharing popcorn, and creating awesome childhood memories. All opinions are my own.
When I was little I used to love building pillow forts. My mom was always walking into the living room to find her couch cushions pulled out, blankets, pillows, and dining chairs scattered everywhere as I was on my quest to build the perfect fort. Now that I have children of my own I love watching them use their imagination as they build their own forts and create those same awesome childhood memories.
Are your kids bored at home with nothing to do? Check out how we build the best pillow forts!
How to build the best pillow forts
What you’ll need:
Pillows and/or couch cushions
Hair Ties to help secure
Chairs or furniture
String Lights or flashlights
Add your children and a little imagination and you’ve got yourself the makings of the best pillow fort and an amazing day with your little ones. My kids love to watch movies on their laptops and snack on Pop Secret popcorn while they’re inside their forts. Other fort use options include playing “house”, board games, reading books. Your kids won’t want you to take the fort down!
We used two kitchen stools. I attached one sheet to the wall using pushpins and draped another sheet around the back side to add a wall to the back of the fort. We then secured our sheets to the stools and I strung string lights inside to add a magical and space-like effect to our space themed fort. Check it out!
Visit the Pop Secret Popcorn facebook page to download a $1 off coupon!
Building forts is a great way to spend a rainy day. My little ones loved our space themed fort we built last night with all of my son’s space bedding and string lights. It was probably one of our best pillow forts that we’ve ever made! As part of the Pop Secret Forts campaign you can submit pictures of your own forts for a chance to win awesome surprises and rewards.
Pop Secret Popcorn definitely adds fun to any family activity but the Pop Secret Forts campaign is hands down their greatest idea and I’m so excited to share this with you. Visit the Pop Secret facebook page to download your own customizable fort sign, download a printable $1 off Pop Secret Popcorn coupon to help you supply your own fort snacks, and submit your fort pictures to show off your best pillow forts, or you can just check out other fort ideas on their page for a little Pop Secret pillow fort inspiration.
— Miranda Lawton (@MyBrightReality) January 27, 2015