Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Build-A-Fort Contest


Summer is here and the sun has decided it needed a vacation.  Gloomy is an understatement.  Clouds and rain drops are starting to dampen our summer break.  We have been stuck indoors and the children are getting antsy.  What to do?

Naturally, we build forts.  This isn't our best work, but I am saving pictures to post later.

Blankets, pillows, chairs, and clothespins are the boys' favortie materials.  They typically use the dining room table for the base and branch out using my great grandmother's dining chairs.  They eventually take over the dining room and creep into the living room.  I have to be the big bad mommy and insist on a path to walk through the rooms.

I am challenging you to a fort contest!

Let's see who can build the coolest fort.  I am only going to have three rules: 
  1. The fort must incorporate blankets or sheets.  Only items you have in the house can be used-  no running to the store! 
  2. No nails or screws can be used.  You may use Velcro, zippers, clothespins, etc.
  3. A picture of your fort and a small explanation must be e-mailed to me no later than June 30th.  Each member in the family can submit a claim, but an adult will need to e-mail me and include their name on the submission. 
I will choose the winner by July 6th.  I am locating nifty Nebraska products to create an amazing package for the winner!  This will definitely be worth all the effort...

Follow on Facebook for updates and fort building tips.  I have a few experts residing under my roof that are more than willing to share their ideas.

Get busy and create the best fort ever!

3 comments:

Michelle said...

Very cool!!! We just may join if we can ever stay inside long enough! haha!!

Plain Graces said...

That's great! You can make an outdoor fort- just as long as you use blankets or sheets.

I am hoping to make an album on facebook and letting everyone "Like" their favorite fort and get votes. This should be a lot of fun!

Plain Graces said...

Check out some of these sponsors! I have more to add, but I don't want to flood everyone.
http://www.plaingraces.com/p/contests-and-giveaways.html