How to Make a Kid’s Teepee Tent at Home


Play is a serious thing. After all, at that moment, kids express their imagination and begin to develop creativity, strengthen the immune system, enhance the senses, and develop motor coordination. Thus, one of the scenarios that help the little ones to enter this world of make-believe is the kid’s teepee tent.

In a teepee tent kids can read stories, playhouse and let originality take care of the fun. Thinking about it, how about making a cabin for kid to decorate your child’s room and make it even more playful? See how:

How to make a sheet teepee tent?

Kid’s teepee tent – how to assemble

The kid’s most popular teepee tent resembles a Native American hollow in a triangular shape. The good news is that it is one of the easiest and fastest to do. Check it step by step:

  • Separate six bamboo stick approximately 180 centimeters high. It can be replaced with PVC pipes, as well as broom handles;
  • Cut a sheet in a semicircle with a radius of 150 centimeters;
  • Join all the rods and tie, leaving a tip height of 30 centimeters;
  • Place the sheet on top. If you want, you can make a hem to make the tent more firm.

Decorate your kid’s cabin

Kid’s teepee tent decoration

After assembling the kid’s teepee tent, it’s time to decorate it.

  • Start by placing pillows, futons, or small mattresses on the tent’s floor to give the kid a feeling of comfort. If you want, you can also include a shag rug to make the space warmer.
  • It is possible to make it cozier using strings of lights, a flasher, or even a night lamp. Then finish with flags, pompoms, teddy bears, and various toys.

Teepee tent with chairs

Kid’s cabana with chair

A quick alternative is to use chairs as a base for setting up a tent. To do this:

  1. Separate the two seats and place them face to face.
  2. Just put one or two sheets on the furniture.
  3. Do not forget to include weight on top of each chair so that the fabric does not slip and dismantle the cabin.

Party time!

 Kid’s cabana for a sleepover

The tutorial on making a teepee tent for a pajama party is the same as for the indigenous tent. The difference is that, in this case, each child should have their own space to sleep that is cozy and comfortable.

Arrange at the entrance of the teepee tents some items that may be needed at night. Blankets, pillows, sheets, mattresses, eye patches, and slippers are great examples. Accessories like a toothbrush, paste, mouthwash, soap, and face towel is also welcome.

To make the kids more comfortable, serve warm milk with cookies before bed and write down the phone number of all parents and guardians if there is any unforeseen event.

Whether for one or more kid, setting up in a kid’s teepee tent is guaranteed fun for everyone!

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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