A Kids Guide to Building Forts

Presents a brief history of forts, step-by-step instructions for building indoor and outdoor forts, hints on where to obtain materials, and safety tips. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Author: Tom Birdseye

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780943173696

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Presents a brief history of forts, step-by-step instructions for building indoor and outdoor forts, hints on where to obtain materials, and safety tips.
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Forts for Kids

It includes a brief history of forts and more than twenty projects ranging from the simple (a blanket and umbrella fort) to the more challenging (a stockade fort). The book even includes forts made of snow, sand, or branches.

Author: David Stiles

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781461746744

Category: House & Home

Page: 96

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A dreamer's handbook for kids—and parents—offering practical results All kids love the idea of a hideaway—a place that is theirs, no parents allowed. But how on earth can they actually build one? In Forts for Kids, an inspirational yet practical guide, David Stiles, the most trusted authority on DIY building projects, shows them how. Assuming no previous experience from the fort builder, the book starts with the basics for kids and their parents: how to buy wood, and essential skills such as sawing and nailing. It includes a brief history of forts and more than twenty projects ranging from the simple (a blanket and umbrella fort) to the more challenging (a stockade fort). The book even includes forts made of snow, sand, or branches. An accessories section features projects that can be made in just a few hours, such as a slide, swing, catapult, periscope, cannon, and water balloon launcher.
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How to Build Treehouses Huts Forts

Finally, a practical guide to building castles in the air. This book is filled with fun projects for kids and their parents to build in their backyards.

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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1592281923

Category: Architecture

Page: 96

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Finally, a practical guide to building castles in the air.
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The Kidult Handbook

Let this book be your guide to indulging your inner child. “Kidulting” is a thing, and it’s growing!

Author: Nicole Booz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781507207598

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 192

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Adulting is hard! But “kidulting”— engaging in nostalgic childhood activities to relieve stress, like playing with your old favorite toys, participating in games and activities from your youth, and even snacking on the foods you enjoyed as a kid— isn’t. Let this book be your guide to indulging your inner child. “Kidulting” is a thing, and it’s growing! Especially popular among millennials, the term “kidulting” refers to engaging in activities from your childhood, sometimes with a grown-up twist. Psychology Today points out that playing like a kid helps you look at the world with fresh eyes—or “beginner’s mind”—which allows you to slow down and focus. The Kidult Handbook is a fun and informative guide to healthy escapism through play. Much like adult coloring books, kidulting is a way of focusing your mind on something fun and creative to relieve stress. But this book goes way beyond just coloring—it includes 160 ideas for fun, from timeless classics like building blanket and pillow forts, to generation-specific ideas, from millennials to boomers. Interspersed throughout are fun facts and trivia about games through the ages. Most activities are unplugged and screen-free, and range from solitary pursuits to ones you can share with a friend or two. Feeling young again has never been so easy!
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Fort Building Time

"An exploration of building forts throughout all four seasons"--

Author: Megan Wagner Lloyd

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780399556555

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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"An exploration of building forts throughout all four seasons"--
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Shelters Shacks and Shanties

After all the branches are trimmed off the poles, cut four more sticks each nine feet long and two and a half or three inches in diameter at the base; when these are trimmed into shape one will need twenty six or seven more stout sticks ...

Author: Daniel Carter Beard

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465595942

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ÊIf my present reader happens to be a Boy Scout or a scout-master who wants the scouts to build a tower for exhibition purposes, he can do so by following the directions here given, but if there is real necessity for haste in the erection of this tower, of course we cannot build one as tall as we might where we have more time. With a small tower all the joints may be quickly lashed together with strong, heavy twine, rope, or even wire; and in the wilderness it will probably be necessary to bind the joints with pliable roots, or cordage made of bark or withes; but as this is not a book on woodcraft we will suppose that the reader has secured the proper material for fastening the joints of the frame of this signal-tower and he must now shoulder his axe and go to the woods in order to secure the necessary timber. First let him cut eight straight polesÑthat is, as straight as he can find them. These poles should be about four and one half inches in diameter at their base and sixteen and one half feet long. After all the branches are trimmed off the poles, cut four more sticks each nine feet long and two and a half or three inches in diameter at the base; when these are trimmed into shape one will need twenty six or seven more stout sticks each four and one half feet long for braces and for flooring for the platform.
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Blanket Fort

Perfect for all ages, each project features a mix of photography and instructions to guide the way, including: Bears Love Breakfast (a rustic camping fort) Ground Control (David Bowie–themed, with a moonlike glow to suit every Starman and ...

Author: Grackle & Pigeon

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062742766

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

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At some point growing up, most of us threw a blanket over two chairs and declared it our club house. Artistic duo Grackle & Pigeon have taken the idea a step further—or, rather, they’ve taken the imagination we all had as kids and infused it into 25 artisanal blanket forts. This gorgeous little book is an absolutely stunning look at a wide range of projects that will inspire you to envision cozy hideouts in our living rooms, yards, yoga studios, and work spaces. Each project includes a mix of 4 color photography and charming pen-and-ink instructional illustrations. Forts like Bears Love Breakfast, are as simple as a couple of blankets and some sticks, for a rustic camping feel. Then there’s Ground Control, the David Bowie-themed fort, whose moon-like glow will make you want to crawl inside and listen to “Life on Mars.” Om Shanti, the Yoga fort, is clean and simple, the perfect place to clear your mind. And the decadent Garden Party is a back yard piece de resistance worthy of a (tiny) wedding reception. The book’s frontmatter outlines the basic frames that are used to create the forts, and the instructional drawings throughout show the forts’ bones, but Blanket Fort is more a lifestyle book than a craft book—one which invites people of any income to look and dream, the perfect gift for a couple moving in together or your best friend from childhood. And for that matter, parents planning for a novel sleepover will also find ideas inside.
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The Young Adventurer s Guide to Almost Everything

Want to know how to build a fort from nothing but sticks? Or find your way through the forest? This survival guide is your ticket to getting down and dirty in nature and learning to make the coolest things with your own two hands.

Author: Ben Hewitt

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834843356

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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45 step-by-step, illustrated activties that teach kids everything from how to see like an owl to build the world's coolest fort from sticks. (ages 8-12) Calling all adventurers! Want to know how to build a fort from nothing but sticks? Or find your way through the forest? This survival guide is your ticket to getting down and dirty in nature and learning to make the coolest things with your own two hands. Look inside to learn how to: • Use a knife without bleeding • Sleep in the woods without freezing • Escape a bear without getting eaten • Poop in the woods without falling down • Find your way home without a GPS • Eat bugs without throwing up • And so much more!
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Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones presents a treasure trove of building and engineering ideas for children to employ in the great outdoors using the materials made readily available to them, from cabins and tipis to bridges and dams.

Author: Melissa Lennig

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9780760362563

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Sticks and Stones presents a treasure trove of building and engineering ideas for children to employ in the great outdoors using the materials made readily available to them, from cabins and tipis to bridges and dams. Many smaller scale projects are included, too—such as how to make ochre paint with shale, make a fishing pole, and carve a marshmallow roasting stick. Opportunities and materials for constructive play exist everywhere in nature. Author Melissa Lennig (of the blog Fireflies and Mud Pies) introduces today’s screen-overloaded kids to this world of fun waiting just outside the door. Whether camping or hanging out in the back yard, children will marvel at the wonderful, useful tools and playthings they can create with natural objects. Sticks and Stones details various designs for the ever-popular fort (cabins, tipis, survival shelters, etc.) and also covers structures such as bridges, fences, and dams, while explaining the STEAM principles behind each. In addition to structures, there are other ideas and projects for camping and the backyard, like a fire ring (explaining the types of fires, airflow, and safety), the always useful tripod, a travois, a rock garden, and toy boats. Along the way, there are multi-leveled reading opportunities in the form of quick features on considerations like mindfulness, campfire safety, mini STEAM design challenges, and more. Sticks and Stones is an essential resource for every junior outdoor adventurer.
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Black Decker The Complete Guide to Treehouses 2nd edition

This expanded edition of The Complete Guide: Build Your Kids a Treehouse covers every aspect of treehouse building, from choosing a tree and safety considerations to adding interior furniture and even a zip line.

Author: Philip Schmidt

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 9781610597609

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

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This expanded edition of The Complete Guide: Build Your Kids a Treehouse covers every aspect of treehouse building, from choosing a tree and safety considerations to adding interior furniture and even a zip line. Now featuring two all-new treehouse plans with step-by-step photo-illustrated instruction. For kids, a treehouse is a room that never has to be cleaned, a place for muddy shoes and bug jars and adventures real and imagined; a house that you can paint whenever and however you want, without gaining approval. For adults, it’s a room that never has to be cleaned, a place for muddy shoes and…well, you get the idea. But best of all a treehouse is up in a tree. And that’s just cool. Filled with inspiring photos of finished treehouses and easy-to-follow instructions for building your own, learn with your family treehouse basics—choosing a tree, planning and design, treehouse safety—followed by building techniques for: Platforms designed for various tree configurations Framing and finishing walls and railings Finishing interiors with paneling, shelves, and flip-down tables and bunks Doors, both classic and in fun shapes Windows, including shutters and pop-ups Building and framing roofs Modes of access, including ladders, stairs, trap doors, and a fireman’s pole Playthings, including swings, a zip line, a rock climbing wall, slides, and more You can get started right away by following the complete plans and step-by-step photos for making your choice of two popular treehouse designs: an open-air treehouse and a gable house with entry deck. To give you even more to choose from, you will find fully developed plans for six additional treehouse types that you can adapt to your particular trees and wishes. Build the treehouse you and your kids have always dreamed of with BLACK+DECKER The Complete Guide to Treehouses, 2nd edition.
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The Birthday Castle

A group of friends use teamwork, creativity, and construction know-how to start their own fort building company in the first story in a new, fun-to-read Aladdin QUIX chapter book series that’s perfect for emerging readers!

Author: Dee Romito

Publisher: Aladdin

ISBN: 9781534452398

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

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A group of friends use teamwork, creativity, and construction know-how to start their own fort building company in the first story in a new, fun-to-read Aladdin QUIX chapter book series that’s perfect for emerging readers! Caleb could really use a bit more spending money—he needs to buy the next book in his favorite series so he can see what happens! But what can he do to raise funds once his allowance runs out? Caleb puts his head together with his best friend, Jax, and a couple other kids in their neighborhood, and come up with a brilliant idea. They’re going to start their own fort-building business! Good forts are always in demand, and who better to design and construct them than kids? But when Fort Builders, Inc., gets their first gig, the group has trouble agreeing on the right way to go about it. Can they learn to work together in time to build an incredible fort, or will their business be over before it even begins?
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Tree Houses You Can Actually Build

Provides information on tools, ropes, knots, ladders, and other equipment and supplies needed for building a tree house, and offers five basic designs that can be built.

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395892732

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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Provides information on tools, ropes, knots, ladders, and other equipment and supplies needed for building a tree house, and offers five basic designs that can be built.
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Lighthouse Seeds

Lo and behold, they bloom, delighting not only Sarah's family but also the local fishermen. The book is based on a true story about the light at Mount Desert Rock around the turn of the nineteenth century.

Author: Pamela Love

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 9781461744245

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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When her father, a Maine lighthouse keeper, is transferred to a station on a barren island far offshore, Sarah is quick to note how much her mother misses the flowers she used to grow in her garden on the mainland. Determined to reverse her mother's melancholy, the girl hatches a plot to put soil in the cracks and crevices of the ledge and to plant seeds there. Lo and behold, they bloom, delighting not only Sarah's family but also the local fishermen. The book is based on a true story about the light at Mount Desert Rock around the turn of the nineteenth century.
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The The Little Red Fort

A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year * "The Little Red Hen gets an appealing girl-power update.

Author: Brenda Maier

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9781338257168

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year * "The Little Red Hen gets an appealing girl-power update...Young makers of all genders will be inspired." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review Ruby's mind is always full of ideas. One day, she finds some old boards and decides to build something. She invites her brothers to help, but they just laugh and tell her she doesn't know how to build. "Then I'll learn," she says. And she does! When she creates a dazzling fort that they all want to play in, it is Ruby who has the last laugh. With sprightly text and winsome pictures, this modern spin on the timeless favorite The Little Red Hen celebrates the pluck and ingenuity of young creators everywhere!
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Fun Projects for You and the Kids

He lives with his family in New York City and on Long Island. The next time your child asks you to build her a lemonade stand or dollhouse, don't blink and swallow. Turn to Fun Projects for You and the Kids, instead.

Author: David Stiles

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781461749356

Category: House & Home

Page: 96

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This revised paperback contains exact plans for building dozens of real projects with young people, such as a clay castle, a scooter, a treehouse, a swing, and a raft just like Huck Finn's. Newly-added projects include a Mobius strip and a jungle railing for your treehouse. Hours of weekend fun –half the fun is in the perusing of all the possibilities. David Stiles is an industrial designer who has appeared on many television programs, and whose playground designs have won awards from the New York City planning commission. He lives with his family in New York City and on Long Island.
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Children s Special Places

An examination of the secret world of children that shows how important special places are to a child's development.

Author: David Sobel

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814330266

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 170

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An examination of the secret world of children that shows how important special places are to a child's development.
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Jasper Ollie Build a Fort

This highly visual story allows young readers to easily recognize the differences between the two pals, as Jasper's increasingly frenzied building contrasts with Ollie's more reserved and planned approach.

Author: Alex Willan

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780525645269

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Celebrate the wonderful (and hilarious) ways in which friends can be different in this laugh-out-loud odd-couple story. Best friends Jasper, a quick and feisty fox, and Ollie, a slow and deliberate sloth, decide to build forts in the yard. While Jasper's enormous fort goes up in minutes (complete with a rock climbing wall, bouncy, castle, and moat), it's Ollie's humble fort that has what the pair need most . . . a place that they can share. This highly visual story allows young readers to easily recognize the differences between the two pals, as Jasper's increasingly frenzied building contrasts with Ollie's more reserved and planned approach. It's a smartly paced, hugely funny celebration of our differences. Kids AND grown-ups will giggle as they decide if they're more of a "Jasper" or an "Ollie." Which one are you? Parents will also appreciate the subtle lesson of mindfulness, told with humor, as impatient Jasper comes to understand that being first and fastest isn't always best. Also available: Jasper & Ollie
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Maggie Abby s Neverending Pillow Fort

A sparkling new series about two best friends on the adventure of a lifetime!

Author: Will Taylor

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062644336

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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A sparkling new series about two best friends on the adventure of a lifetime! Maggie’s been waiting for her best friend Abby to get home from Camp Cantaloupe for SIX. WHOLE. WEEKS. But now that Abby’s finally home, she’s…different. All New Abby wants to do is talk about camp things and plan campy activities—she even has the nerve to call Maggie’s massive, award-worthy pillow fort a “cabin.” But hey, at least she’s willing to build a “cabin” of her own. And when Maggie discovers that a pillow in the back of her fort mysteriously leads right into Abby’s new one, the two friends are suddenly just an arm’s length away. Soon they’re adding links and building more forts, until Maggie looks behind one pillow too many and finds herself face-to-face with...the authorities. Turns out their little pillow fort network isn’t the first to exist. A massive network of linked-up pillow and sofa forts already spans the globe, and the kids who run it are not happy with Maggie and Abby. With just three days to pass their outrageous entrance requirements or lose the links forever, Maggie and Abby pull out all the stops to try to save their network. There’s only a little bit of summer left to burn, and Maggie and Abby are both determined to win back their pillow fort freedom. But can their friendship—and their scrappy homemade network—survive the mission?
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Backyard Play Areas You Can Make

Provides lists of materials, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions for fifteen construction projects, including a hideaway, bunkhouse, cottage, and classic swing set

Author: Paul Gerhards

Publisher:

ISBN: 0811730883

Category: House & Home

Page: 151

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Provides lists of materials, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions for fifteen construction projects, including a hideaway, bunkhouse, cottage, and classic swing set
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