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Building an Igloo with The Fort Magic Fort Kit for Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
April 17, 2014
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The Fort Magic fort kit for kids combines the construction fun of building blocks with the walk-in size of a playhouse. Great for learning and play! In this post, I show how we built a large igloo with the fort kit.

A Fort Magic Igloo
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I wrote about Fort Magic a few weeks ago.

About a fort kit for kids that has turned our house into a creative construction zone—in such a good way. It has added a new level of family interaction and collaboration during the building phase and has inspired all kinds of imaginative play afterward.

This fort kit for kids has just been announced as a winner of the Dr. Toy’s Best Classic 2014 Toy Award! Plus they will be featured on the ABC.com TV show Shark Tank tomorrow (Friday, April 18th) at 9pm EST.

If I had a blog post for every time we built something new with Fort Magic, you would be reading about nothing but construction on The Artful Parent.

Fort Magic Kit in Action

We’ve used the Fort Kit for Kids to make:

  • Castles
  • Forts
  • A submarine
  • Houses
  • Teepees (in the backyard)
  • A series of tunnels (in the front yard)

Plus the Fort Magic kit has been more than just a fort kit for us.

The construction pieces have been used for:

  • Airplane steering wheels
  • An alternative to the tin can telephone (the kids rigged up a long series of the tubes to go between two rooms and it worked great for sound travel!)
  • Water bead shooters (don’t ask)
  • Magic wands
  • And, um, possibly swords

Construction is fun, creative, and educational. We all know this, right? Kids are simultaneously learning about science, math, and how the world works.

And if your kids are like mine, they’ll try out some of the forts in the booklet provided, then moved on to their own designs—some workable, some not so much—but that’s part of the learning process.

Fort Magic Fort Kit for Kids

Building an Igloo with the Fort Kit

Maia and her friend Isabella decided to build an igloo during a playdate yesterday.

While most of our previous Fort Magic construction has been inspired by ideas from the booklet provided (even if we altered a few things here and there) they immediately began building this time without even cracking open the booklet.

Fort Magic Fort Kit for Kids

The third graders provided most of the manpower (and musical accompaniment) with 4 year old Daphne mostly jumping around, dancing, delivering connector pieces to the older girls, and fitting tubes over each of her fingers.

When they were mostly finished, they stood back and realized that while their roof of their igloo was curved, the walls were all angular.

And so they enlisted Harry’s help…

Fort Magic Fort Kit for Kids

…to turn their angular igloo into a rounded one using the pieces provided in the fort kit. It worked!

Fort Magic Fort Kit for Kids

These kids are always so excited about how BIG they can build with this fort kit. I think they’d move into one of these constructions if I let them.

Fort Magic Fort Kit for Kids

Once the igloo was built, it was time to cover it. With white, of course.

Fort Magic Fort Kit for Kids

We used some of the extra clips to add a string of white Christmas lights to the Fort Magic fort as we did last time. Just because they make everything more magical.

Fort Magic Fort Kit for Kids

The girls made water balloon babies (drawing faces on water balloons), donned silly faces that Maia had created, and moved in to the igloo.

Update: They created their own artful floor for the fort with colored tape.

Fort Magic Fort Kit for Kids

Would you like to buy a fort kit for kids? You can buy the Fort Magic kits on Amazon or on the Fort Magic website store. Note, they have a 30-day money back guarantee and a full manufacturing warranty on all the parts!

More posts about this Fort Magic fort kit

This is post is sponsored by Fort Magic. The Fort Magic fort kit for kids was sent to us for free to try out and review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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