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
Step 2: Make Main Support.
Stand it up, and spread out the sticks so that they stay up. This is where the V 's in the sticks really help.
Take the hanging rope and wrap it around the teepee to keep it all together.
This is not the official way to make a teepee. This is not how my Eagle Scout husband would make a teepee, and this method would not work great if you wanted to make a really big teepee. This is the Mom, while watching two toddlers, and trying not to injure anyone method, but it works.
Step 3: Make a door
Decide what side you want an entrance. Take a long stick and put it vertical in the middle of the side you want the door. Just rest it in place.