50 Kids Fort Ideas Using Fort Magic
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50 Awesome Kids Fort Ideas Using a Fort Magic Kit


So many awesome kids fort ideas here using a simple tube and connector construction kit that is both easy for kids to use and builds BIG.

50 Kids Fort Ideas Using the Fort Magic Kit

Since we’ve been loving our Fort Magic kit so much and see so much potential for it, I thought I’d put together a roundup of the best kids fort ideas using this open-ended construction kit.

Fort building is just a natural part of childhood, right?

We all know how much kids love building and playing in forts. We built forts as kids and our children build forts now, whether with the couch cushions, sticks, or a fort kit.

Fun Kids Fort Ideas

With that in mind, here are 50 ideas for kids forts using our favorite fort kit.

Thanks to Fort Magic for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.

This post contains affiliate links. First, though, where to buy Fort Magic…

50 Kids Fort Ideas Using a Fort Magic Kit

Pretend Play Ideas with the Fort Magic Kit

Kids Fort Ideas for Pretend Play

More Pretend Play Ideas with the Fort Magic Kit

Learning Through Fort Building

Learn with Fort Magic

Winter Fort Ideas for Kids

Winter Fort Ideas for Kids

Holiday and Seasonal Fort Ideas for Kids

Seasonal and Holiday Kids Forts

Kids Fort Ideas for Summer

Fun Fort Ideas for Summer

Kids Fort Ideas for Parties

Best Forts for Parties

Ways to Cover and Embellish Fort Magic Forts

Fun Ways to Embellish Your Kid Forts

The Fort Magic Kit

So what do you think? Are you ready to build some forts?

If you have a Fort Magic kit already, go at it!

If not, here’s where you can buy Fort Magic:

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Fort Magic. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.

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    Clarissa Mance
    November 25, 2015 at 9:24 am

    We would build a house to be our reading nook! They look magical!

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    Erin Baklinski
    November 25, 2015 at 10:06 am

    I know my kids would be building forts all over the house! Right now they are using stool and boxes to fashion houses with rooms. An actual fort would blow them away!

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    Catherine Spencer Nathanson
    November 25, 2015 at 10:06 am

    We would like to build a house to have a tea party in.

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    November 25, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Love the reading nook idea!!

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    November 25, 2015 at 10:31 am

    I would be sending this to my grandchildren, two little boys with a vivid imagination!
    Thank you for the chance to win it for them!

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    November 25, 2015 at 10:52 am

    We’d build a pirate ship!

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    November 25, 2015 at 11:33 am

    We’d build a beach hut with our kit!

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    November 25, 2015 at 11:44 am

    The first thing we’d build would be a reading nook with lights.

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    November 25, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    I think (given the current obsession of our 4 year old), we’d be helping him build a space shuttle! Usually, we would use pegs to hold up the sides of our constructions, but my boisterous 4 year old gets a bit frustrated when the pegs fail and the walls of his building collapse. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity Jean!

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    Valerie Theberge
    November 25, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    We’d built a big castle :)

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    November 25, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    I love all the possibilities! First on the list would be a princess castle for sure.

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    Marty C.
    November 25, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    My kids would be building dens all over the house where they could play bears.

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    November 25, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    The north pole or Bethlehem or something wintery!

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    November 25, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    My 4 boys would make castles and army fortresses and I’m sure the entire neighborhood would join in :)

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    November 25, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    We would try the submarine!

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    Leslie MP
    November 25, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    A teepee for the backyard!

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    November 25, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Now that the cold weather has hit an indoor fairy light fort for some night time magic. Love all the ideas presented.

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    November 25, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    What a bummer. Amazon won’t ship it to Canada and the company will charge $50 USD to ship it north. If anyone sees it available in Canada for sale then please post where.

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    November 25, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    This looks so FUN!!!

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    November 25, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Definitely a reading nook!

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    November 25, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    I’m sure my kids would change it up all the time, but I expect a castle or a house would be one of their first creations.

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    November 25, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Ooh, in January we’d make a “Jack Frost” house and make paper snowflakes!

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    November 25, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    I would build the castle because we love to play prince and princess at our house!

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    November 25, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Castle would be top of the list.

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    November 25, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    What a cool product. My boys would love this!

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    November 25, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for the opportunity to win

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    Barbara J
    November 25, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    My granddaughter is currently obsessed with tunnels so her first fort build would probably be low and long. But give it a couple of days and she’ll come up with something else wonderful!

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    November 25, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    My DD have been asking us for a fort for a while. She would love to build a castle or a teepee. She would love to dangle twinkling lights in her castle. What a wonderful product…we love toys that we have to build/make ourselves.

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    November 26, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Knowing my kids, the first thing they would build is a castle.

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    Heidi Anderson
    November 26, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    A gingerbread house with silks and Christmas lights!

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    November 26, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Cars, cars and some cars!

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    November 27, 2015 at 9:05 am

    This is just an amazing round-up! We are obsessed with our kit!

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    November 27, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    I think my son would most love a rocket ship or space capsule. We build with cardboard a lot but it’s hard to go as vertical as Magic Fort will allow. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

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    November 27, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    A space ship first, for sure.

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    November 28, 2015 at 4:37 am

    My daughter would love to build a frozen castle!

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    Brittany L
    November 28, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    My son is obsessed with animals so I would love to make some sort of den.

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    November 29, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Summer camp! Winter fun in the classroom!

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    Kimberly Schwechel
    November 29, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    My girls would love this! I think they would build a spaceship first!

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    November 29, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    My 4yo would adore a fort kit! He is always making forts out of the sofa cushions and blankets.

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    Amber Goulet-Riedy
    November 29, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    We want to make a two roomed playhouse with thick paper walls that can be covered in finger paint and crayon markings!

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    November 29, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Oh! What wonderful ideas and photos in this post! I’ve been eyeing a fort building kit for quite awhile, both for home and classroom use. My daughter’s favorite activities right now include building tents, lairs, and invention labs. In the classroom, I’d like my first graders to build geometric solids on a large scale or build a reading fort. I could get some really good STEAM lessons out if this kit!! Endless possibilities.

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    November 29, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    amazing! my boys would go crazy with this.

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    November 29, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    I’m sure my son would build homes for his stuffed animals.

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    November 29, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    My kids would build them all – I know they’d start with a rocketship to explore the galaxy :)

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    Emily H
    November 30, 2015 at 1:15 am

    My son has totally been into building blanket forts! His most recent pretending involved competing in Chopped (cooking) and pirate ships. He also has been into art more and more. We could turn his art into window panes! I also see and Think we could work together and I could make him a tent cover with his favorite fabrics!

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    November 30, 2015 at 8:49 am

    We would build a secret hideaway, drag in a stack of books, and read for hours.

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    November 30, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    My girls would love this. They would probably make a castle to start.

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    Jess M
    November 30, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    I want to build the rocket ships! And an ingloo, come winter.

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    Keith Michelle Hurst
    November 30, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    We would love this to build our nonverbal son with Autism a sensory fort. Fort Magic forts is something we have been wanting to get him for a long time. They are amazing and give children the creativity to be themselves!! Thank you :)

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    December 1, 2015 at 11:28 am

    I can’t wait to see what our kids would build! I would build a cozy place to play with lights and transparent cloth. And a rainbow house outside when it’s warmer!

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    Jenn S
    December 1, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    a space ship!

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    Kristin Buus
    December 1, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    We would probably build a fishing boat and use a fishing game we have, to take a pretend fishing trip!

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    December 1, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Given the season I would love to make a gingerbread house. It would be a fun project for me and the kids.

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    December 1, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    My 2 and 4 year old are obsessed with trains and trucks, so that is what they would want to create first! We are entering another Minnesota winter and this would be great to help keep spirits high on the cold and gloomy days!

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    Amber McIntyre
    December 1, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway!!!!

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    Cicely T
    December 1, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    My three kids would love this!

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      Cicely T
      December 1, 2015 at 8:34 pm

      Sorry, forgot to add – we want to build a gingerbread house!

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    Natalie scheuber
    December 1, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    What an awesome list. I think this would be awesome for my son

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    Valerie Nelson
    December 1, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    I would help my daughters build a house. They love playing babies!

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    Amy Howe
    December 1, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    We would build a fort to hid from the creepers and skeletons from mine craft, or a house to have tea parties or the idea are endless and we make it up as we went along. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with.

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    Jessica Smith
    December 2, 2015 at 12:14 am

    Build All the Forts!!

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    Amy Larsen
    December 2, 2015 at 12:59 am

    We would build a my little pony castle I am sure

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    Alicia Woodson
    December 2, 2015 at 6:38 am

    Love these ideas!!!!! Can’t wait to get Fort Magic home for Christmas!!!

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    December 2, 2015 at 7:57 am

    We love building forts and would probably try most of these. I would have never thought of building an easel. I would love a house to paint.

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    Miriam Prantner
    December 2, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    We would make a car and then a castle I think.

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    Aly S
    December 5, 2015 at 9:52 am

    That sensory fort you linked to is amazing! I want to build one of those.

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