Today we are joining Building Blocks and Acorns’ Fort Building Challenge. Our chosen theme: a Space Fort.
Building forts or dens is an area we haven’t really explored with Adam yet. He loves his teepee that Nana handmade and we look forward to using it lots over the summer.
The brilliant thing about a fort is that it is not meant to look perfect. The object is to build something child friendly with resources found around the house. You also don’t expect them to last too long. We built our Space Fort from a large cardboard box. Unfortunately the large cardboard box was rather battered so it needed several repairs with black electrical tape. It could then be painted black – inside and out! I cut out a door from the box and placed two black door mats underneath the cardboard box. Black tinsel helped to hide the black electrical tape.
Once the paint had dried it was time to add some lighting. I turned the box upside down and used sharp scissors to make 150 small holes. I then pushed our LED Christmas lights through each hole. The lights created a star lit sky inside our space fort – although the photographs do not do it justice.
Inside the Space Fort I added our Neon Space Sensory Bin, a polystyrene moon and stars painted with Neon paint from Rainbow Creations and a Twilight Turtle (affiliate link). When the lights were turned off and our Handheld UV Blacklight (affiliate link) was turned off the Space Fort turned into a Neon Space Fort!
Our Space Fort can be enjoyed both during the day and at night. Here is to many space adventures to come!
Equipment (contains affiliate links):
* Large cardboard box
* Black paint – we use Baker Ross Ready Mixed Paint
* Black electrical tape
* Black tinsel (optional)
* Polystyrene stars and moon painted with Neon paint from Rainbow Creations
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