Easy Backyard Spy Fort

We are fans of all things involving forts and hideaways. This one was super easy to put together with the kids and I think it will get used all summer long.

Materials you'll need

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    I get PVC pipe at the hardware store for just a couple dollars. They will cut it for you there, but on this day I wasn't quite sure what length I needed. Instead, I used a knife at home (grown-up only step) and it was very easy to do. They need to be just a little longer than the height of the pillowcase.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    I stuck the pipes into the ground we wanted to "spy" from. They should be the same width apart as the pillowcase is wide.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Next, I cut a rectangle out of the pillowcase where the kids' eyes would be.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    I placed in on the pipes and my little spy began painting. He was way too excited to get too involved in painting at this point.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Done!

    That's my daughter enjoying the spy fort just as much as my two-year-old. They had a blast and it also became a great hide-and-seek spot.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

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