Colorful Kids Play Tent

Categories: Kid Friendly, Oly*Fun, Outdoor

tent DIY

Use bolts of bright Oly-Fun fabric to create a large play tent that will keep the kids entertained!

What you need to make this project

Materials
Oly-Fun 10 Yard Bolt Kiwi
Oly-Fun 10 Yard Bolt Sky Blue
Oly-Fun 10 Yard Bolt Orange Crush
Oly-Fun 10 Yard Bolt Cherry Pop
Oly-Fun 10 Yard Bolt Sea Green
Supplies
Staple Gun
Four 8' by 2" wood pieces
Three 4'6" by 2" wood pieces
Screws, Nails

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Oly-Fun™ 10 Yard Bolt Sea Green

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Oly-Fun™ 10 Yard Bolt Sky Blue

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Instructions

Step One

Paint the wood boards.  I used bright orange spray paint.

Step Two

Measure one foot from the end of two 8′ boards. Screw the two boards together at this point. Repeat with the other two 8′ boards.

Step Three

Tent Step 1

Join the two “x” boards at the base with the 4.5′ boards. Nail the bottom boards into place.

Step Four

Tent Back

Place the third short board on the top of the two “x”boards. This piece is removable so you can collapse and move the tent as needed.

Step Five

Tent Step 2

Unroll a bolt of Oly*Fun and keep it folded in half. Cut a piece that is 14.5′ long. Drape the piece over the top of the tent with the folded edge facing the front of the tent. Staple the ends of the Oly*Fun onto the bottom boards of the tent.

Repeat this step with another color of Oly*Fun, but place the folded edge at the back of the tent.

Cut a third color of Oly*Fun 14.5′ long, but also cut it at the folded line. Fold the edges in and place it over the first two colors, to create a center stripe. Staple it in place.

Step Six

Tent Step 3

Cut three 7′ pieces of Oly*Fun. Staple two at the front of the tent to create the door, and one in the back to close the tent. Once the fabric has been stapled in place, trim off the excess fabric.