Skip to comments.Need Ideas for a Kids Fort
Posted on 11/15/2012 12:47:15 PM PST by shatcher
Last spring my husband and I put our home on the market in hopes of buying a home on a few acres with some woods for our children to play in. The local real estate market is not very good, and with Obamas re-election, we have made the decision to ride out the coming storm in our current home with a little modification. We are going to turn the backyard play set into an awesome fort.
This fort will not be an adults idea of what a kids fort is
which according to the internet is a playhouse on stilts. The best forts are enclosed and difficult for adults to enter. They also have a trap door, rifle roosts, and a zip line exit. What other ideas do you have that would make this fort even more fun for kids?
The best fort is the one the kids build by themselves.
Well, if you had asked me at age 7, I would have said something involving a moat filled with piranhas. Hmmm....I still like the idea.
“Forts win wars.” - Spongebob
This one looks cool.
During construction, always keep in mind, “shooting lanes”...[wink, wink].
Don’t build it for the kids buid it for yourself. With CW2 on the way you never know when you might need it.
I suggest reinforced concrete and a ventilation system that ejects tear gas quickly.
How about a few 12 pound cannons?
Sounds like it’s time to play Cowboys vs. Moslems.
“The best fort is the one the kids build by themselves.”
I wholeheartedly agree.
But they may have a problem installing cable, electricity and high speed internet by themselves.
Tying into city water and sewage could be a bit dicey too...
My fort had a fake floor to hide my Playboys...
Just tell them the ground is lava and they have to deal with it. They’ll have lots of fun. A bicycle turned upside down is a crank engine and a ships wheel, by the way. They can navigate the lava that way.
You build it and they will use it a week or a month, OK maybe a year if it is superb.
Let them build it from plastic and scrap and they will spend that long “improving it”.
Sorry, but this is from almost 75 years of experience and observation. The last grandchild had a 5K fort and exercise area. After 2 years of no use they could not even get anyone to come and take it away free...
Some ideas here for making it a family area might be good.
Row of cinder blocks surrounding with openings for shooting lanes; no more than 2. Mortar not required.
Second row of mortared cinder blocks, 3 feet away from inner row, with corresponding shooting lanes.
Industrial-duty air-movers and half face mask, multi (gray) canisters.
Full supply of ammo, sabot-slugs preferable if you have a shotgun.
In corner directly opposite, one dozen remotely triggered martial-arts style “stars”.
Come get me.
Go to a junk yard. Buy copious amounts of old steering wheels, gear shift knobs, dials, switches, etc.
The kids will take care of the rest.
Agreed. But then growing up my brother and I used chainsaws and a front-end loader. Kids today...
Just give the kids a half dozen refrigerator boxes, a couple of rolls of duct tape....... and get out of their way
Exactly my thought. Don’t kids do anything for themselves these days?
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