In searching for low-cost ideas for boys birthday gifts, I found an idea on Pinterest for a fort kit. I looked at lots of different pins and gave this one my own flavor based on what I had on hand. I've made two of these and they've varied a bit, but this is the one I have photos of, so here we go.
Start with some sort of container (bucket, cloth bag, pillowcase, clear plastic zipper bag, sturdy tote, etc.). Add some things that would make a fun fort.
Some ideas of what to include:
- bucket - can be inverted to be used as a step to reach a higher spot
- sheet - the bigger the better
- flashlight or headlamp
- bungee cords
I find the sheets at Salvation Army for about a buck and sew a loop of nylon webbing to each corner to make it easier and sturdier to fasten.
What are your "go to" birthday gifts for boys?