2.28.2012

Awesome Big Brother Fort Kit {or a three year old's dream}



This past weekend my husband, the little miss and I took dinner over to a family with a newborn. Their sweet little bundle of joy reminded me of just how tinny my little girl used to be {and how much she used to sleep!}. It was so fun meeting sweet little Grace.

Grace has a three year old brother who I just adore. This little guy is too smart for his own good, never stops moving, and is the most polite child I have ever met. I figured this little guy has been a bit overlooked with everyone coming by to meet his new sister so I decided to make him a little something. 


Awhile back, I pinned Meg + Andy's AMAZING Super Hero Fort Kit for just this occasion. I am so glad I decided to make it. 

I made the bag using flannel from Joann's. It was supposed to be a drawstring bag. However, put French seams in the sucker because I decided that I could remember how to make a simple drawstring bag that I haven't made in nearly twenty years. Bad plan.


I found the awful sheet at Goodwill for $1. It was the only sheet that wasn't stained {ewwwww}. I added some clothes pins leftover from another project, a fun little glow stick wand and rope from the dollar store, and one of the million flashlights my husband's father keeps bring us that I am thrilled to be rid of! Apparently Logan loves clothes pin. I could have just brought him ten of these and he would have been set!

Logan's little face lit up just seeing that I brought something for him. He carried around the bag for a good twenty minutes before I asked him if he knew what was inside. He seemed genuinely surprised that there was still more! He spent the rest of the evening asking when he could build his fort. His engineer father was stoked to get to play something other than trains for once! 

I'd defiantly recommend a fort kit for the kiddos in your life. If you're anything like me, there are a lot of soon to be big siblings in your life. Don't forget them during your crafting ventures for the little bundles of joy.


Don't worry. I didn't forget the new little girl. {Plus she's the little joy that I went a little overboard for.} The proud parents are Texas A&M alum with lots of team pride. I compromised my Aggie morals {go UC Davis!} and made her a little onsie. I made the mom cry!

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24 comments:

  1. That is so cute! And thoughtful! I love creative play for the little ones!
    Sherry's Bees Nest

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    1. Thanks so much, Sherry. I can't wait to go back over and build a fort with him. I loved building forts as a kid!

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  2. Ahhh! I love both gifts Michaela!! The fort idea is sooo cute.. and of course I love the aggie dress! Im an aggie! (whoop!) :)

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  3. I love the fort kit idea, super cute! I would love for you to link up this project to Do Something Crafty Friday (it runs all week): http://seevanessacraft.com/2012/03/do-something-crafty-29/

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  4. Love, love, love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  5. Such a great idea!
    I know so many little kids who would love to get this as a gift!
    Thanks for the idea!

    Biz

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  6. Cute idea. I will have to remember this when my baby boy gets a little older.

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  7. This is TOO cute! I just found your blog on the mommy linky party and I'm now following you. I hope you'll follow me back over at www.createdbycori.blogspot.com

    Thank you!

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  8. My husband is an Aggie too :) Love the fort kit!!!

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  9. What a great idea found you on Tip Junkie, my little one loves to make forts

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    1. I talked to Logan's mom today. Apparently he's having a blast with this kit! I hope you make one for your little kiddos!

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  10. What a fun idea, I love presents that inspire the imagination.

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    1. I think this will be a go to present for little ones!

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  11. Ps.. you were my favorite link this week! Check out your feature tomorrow :)

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  12. So adorable. What a thoughtful and clever gift. Saw it on The Grant Life. I'm a new follower.

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  13. Love this idea! Sometimes it is so hard for the big brother or sister when a new one comes along!

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    1. There's so many changes when a new one comes. It's a blessing but its also hard on the whole family!

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