The other day, when Maia and Daphne were off adventuring with friends and I had a rare few hours of kid-free time to myself,
I cleaned the house from top to bottom I played with their toys.
The Fort Magic kit, specifically.
I put together a DIY backyard playhouse all by myself and enjoyed every minute of it.
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I built the playhouse over the sandbox with the idea of creating some afternoon shade in what is one of the more popular kid spots in our yard. Maybe even some rain protection as we are getting daily afternoon showers.
I went in with a goal about shaping my children’s outdoor play space so they have:
- Shade from the harsh afternoon sun
- Protection from rain (maybe; as you can see from the photo we’re not quite there)
- A fun playhouse to inspire the kids’ pretend play
- A partially enclosed kid-size space for a sense of privacy and safety
My other goal was to try out an idea I’ve long had—cover the playhouse with a blank canvas and let the kids paint it.