Blanket Fort Scarves
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Step 3: Thread about 1 inch of one corner through a plastic ring and fold over.
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Step 5: Sew a large X pattern on the bottom inch of the Velcro, attaching the Velcro to the fabric and ‘locking in’ the plastic ring.
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Step 6: Repeat steps 3-5 fifteen times with all remaining corners.
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Your kids are now ready to build. The great thing about these scarves is that they can be used for just about anything. You can attach all four of them together to make one great big scarf and simply drape it over a table. Or they can be attached to individual pieces of furniture to make a unique fort or series of forts (I will live under the yellow roof, you live under the blue roof). They also make great dress ups, baby hammocks, and stuffed animal houses. The possibilities are endless!
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Notice the scarves are attached to the strings on the blinds, an empty wicker basket, a box of cars, and a dining chair in the middle. This would NEVER work with a quilt!
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We like to build our forts in the middle of the play room so all the toys are near by!
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I draped the scarves over the toy plastic door but there wasn’t anything to attach it to so I used the weight of a nearby GIJoe to keep the scarves in place, four hours later the GIJoe was still fulfilling his duties.
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Plenty of room for a tea party.
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We left one corner unattached to serve as a door, when the kids got sick of lifting it up and down they attached it to the nearby rocketship.