Friday, November 23, 2012

Fort Drawing

One thing you are almost certain to find at our house is a fort. 
We permanently keep a pop up basket in the lounge room with an old sheet and clamp pegs and the girls use them to make little tents, caves and castles in any room of the house.
Today they had set up a tent in Bubble's room using some chairs and the side of her bed so they could crawl all the way underneath. The old sheet they use was once a painting drop sheet so it has quite a few colourful patches on it. Today we made it a bit more colourful using textas and imagination :) 
The girls had a ball doing this project and I really enjoyed hearing their decorating plans evolve. They decided it would be a 'Fairy Tent' and we ended up with everything from leaves and rainbows, to waterfalls and flying fairies.


* old sheet
* washable textas/markers

The girls tent set up in Bubble's room. I love the way they used the side of the bed so they could incorporate the underneath area into their play space.

Lots of markers. You could use any kind, we used washable so we could create other scenes at a later date.

Squeak hard at work creating a garden.

One of Squeak's fairies :)

Bubble drawing a big waterfall and some water fairies.
The girls made up a story as they drew all about what their fairies were doing and where they were going in the Fairy Tent. 

Off to explore.


  1. Love it! Where did you get the big clothespins?

  2. Thanks Kayla and Sharon :) The clamp pegs were from Hot Dollar which is a discount shop here in Australia.

  3. I´m so happy to see you are back...

    Great fun
    love from Madrid

  4. Thank you Madrid :) Our youngest was also diagnosed with Autism in August and we took a short break to recoup after a long year of assessments! Posting will probably be a bit slow but I'll try and keep them coming. Your comments are so appreciated x

  5. I,am really sorry to heard that... Best wishes for you and your family

    more love from Madrid