As a stay at home dad to a ten-month old, I am just entering (actually, re-entering after a long hiatus would be more accurate) the world of building blocks, and blanket forts are right around the corner. I thought I was prepared with my dining room chairs and a few extra blankets at the ready, but I recently came across this elaborate take on the whole blanket fort idea and feel inspired to do a bit more.
Anyone who remembers the corner desk play kitchen created by Jessica of Utah County Mom knows that she doesn't do things halfway, so it was no surprise to see her make this beautiful firehouse play tent.
Besides all of the attention to detail, such as the roll-up door, helmet hangers and tool pouch, the fact that she uses a card table as the support system is a stroke of genius. Almost everyone has one lying around, and the whole system stores easily in the narrowest of spaces. Perfect for small spaces and already overcrowded play rooms.
(Image: Utah County Mom)