Make a teepee for your garden and your kids, for free. (instead of buying one for over $200.)
It's a great place to grow climbing plants, and a great place for the kids to hang out.
We've also noticed birds perching ontop of the teepee, which is fun to watch.
You will need:
Twine, rope, or yarn.
Climbing plants: Squash, pumpkins, peas, beans, etc.
A willing Toddler.
A white canvas drop cloth. (optional)
Paint and sharpies (optional)
Step 1: Gather Sticks
Gather some sticks. We have very large pine trees with dead bottom branches. We pulled them down to use them. We also used sticks that had already fallen, and a few small trees of an invasive species that we cut down. For the teepee we made, the sticks are about 8 feet long for the main structure. You will need at least three. Sticks with a v on one end make things easier. You can cut longer branches to be the right size.