My kids love playing in tents and often make their own out of the kitchen table or the couch. Check out this easy wooden framed tent you can easily make at home to keep the kids entertained for hours.

How to make a tent

Image via Pinterest


What you’ll need:

  • 4 pieces of 2.5 x 4 x 150 cm wood
  • 3 pieces of 1.5 x 100 cm dowel rods
  • 4.5 metres of metre width fabric
  • washi tape (or sticky tape)


  1. Drill 2 holes, 1.5 cm in diameter in each of the wood. Drill the first hole 10 cm in from one end (this will become the top) and the second 3 cm from the other end (and this will be the bottom).
  2. Place your four pieces of wood on the ground and thread one of your dowel rods through all four at the top end. Then thread the other two rods through the bottom holes.
  3. Fold the fabric in half and stitch together making the fabric one big loop.
  4. Put the frame inside the fabric and open up the frame.
  5. Wrap a couple of layers of tape on the outside of round dowels to stop them from slipping out.
  6. Place blankets and pillows inside and it’s ready for the kids to play.

This is an easy tent you can make that the kids will love playing in.

Do your kids love playing in tents? SHARE with us in the comments below.

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  • Yep! Who doesn’t have fun in make your own tents?! My kids always had blankets and sheets and pillows set up as tents


  • this looks better than what i’ve seen in stores. it’s good to know that you can make this! thanks for the info


  • That looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing.


  • Love this. My son is always gathering chairs and blankets and sheets and anything that can be moved to create a tent. The worst part is putting everything back where it came from! We do need chairs to sit at the table to eat!!


  • This looks awesome


  • Very clever idea – will set this up for the grandkids when next they visit.


  • Been looking for some type of easy indoor tent. Just wondering what stops this one from collapsing?


  • My oma had one of these old fashioned wooden dry racks for the wash, exactly in this shape. With a blsnket over it we always pretended it was our tent ???? Good old memories.


  • Uh I need one of these! It looks so fun!


  • My kds are just as happy slinging a Sheet r blanket over some chars.


  • Love this looks awesome Great work :)


  • that is a bit fancy!


  • It’s really quite nice. And it seems to add value to a room!!


  • A good looking tent for play.


  • Oh wow, my daughter would love this. So cool


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