When the weather outside is frightful, your kids will see you as the coolest parent ever when you help them to build a fort!

Indoor forts can be temporary fun for an afternoon or built to last a little longer for hours and hours of fun. Kids will love to use them for sleepovers with friends, reading nooks, or camping out in the safety and warmth of the living room with the whole family.

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25 Indoor Forts for Kids With Cabin Fever

This wrapping paper fort is colorful and easy and definitely one of my favorites!

Make an indoor fort, a castle or a playhouse with this construction set. via Discovery Kids

Pool noodles and duct tape are the basic building blocks of this indoor fort. via From ABCs to ACTs

This newspaper fort is terribly clever - so smart! via Modern Parents Messy Kids

What kid wouldn't love receiving this gift of an indoor fort kit? My kids would love getting this. via Saltwater-Kids

Tension rods are perfect for creating a sweet, little indoor fort. via Ikat Bag

Cardboard boxes still delight kids everywhere and make an indoor fort they'll love. via Built By Kids

You'll also want to check out this simple cardboard box fort. via Smile & Wave

What a clever use of PVC pipe in this fun space for kids. via Indigo Amethyst

This fort is nothing but a bed sheet and a fan! Wow!

Get the basics of helping kids create an indoor blanket fort they don't have to take down right away. via School of How-To

Don't overlook light fixtures when you're creating the foundation for a fort. via Real Simple

Bunk beds couldn't be more perfect for fort building! via Come Together Kids

A simple shower curtain tension rod can do wonders for an indoor fort. via Ducklings in a Row

Ikea fabric panels make up this little cute hideaway for kids. via View Along the Way

If you'd like to offer your kids a more long lasting space to play, this idea is perfect. via Ana White

Put this over your kitchen table to make a really fun fort that is easy to pick up when you're done! via Meaningful Mama

Build an indoor igloo out of old milk cartons. So cool! via Apartment Therapy

Use a hula-hoop to make this really beautiful indoor fort. via It's Our Pinteresting Life

Clothespins and string make this fort easy enough to put up and take down. via Art Bar

You'll definitely be inspired by this huge indoor fort made of cardboard. via Thingamababy

Kids will absolutely light up when you help them create this fun fort. via Living Room Fort

Put your old drapery panels to good use with this fort tutorial. via Jenna Burger

A king sized duvet can transform into a cozy indoor fort for kids. via Ladies Holiday

A folding card table (almost) magically becomes a little firefighters' dream fort. via Utah County Mom