As the summer draws to a close we thought it fun to share a craft for an adventurous child (or a child at heart) who wants to play “camping” in the garden. One last hurrah for the little ones before schools starts! Straight out of Christina’s Vintage Crafts book, a simple idea that creates fun childhood memories.
Child’s Play Tent
- approx. 2 x 4 yds (2 x 4 m) of heavy canvas fabric
- four 12 x 9 in. (30 x 23 cm) pieces of contrasting heavy
- canvas for pockets
- sewing machine
- matching thread
- strong string or washing line
- 4 bricks or other objects
Make a single miter at each corner of the tent fabric and hem all around.
Miter the corners of the four pieces of fabric for the pockets and hem them all.
Stitch one pocket to each corner of the outside of the tent, so that a brick or heavy object sits on it long side on the ground.
Tie the string or washing line around the two trees or strong supports at a height of about 4 ½ ft (1.4 m). Throw the canvas fabric over the string. Place a brick or other heavy object in each pocket to weight the sides down to the ground. Always supervise children when they play.