Kids love making forts and tents. The simplest one would be a blanket or sheet thrown over a table. However if you still want to be able to use the table, this instructible will show you a simple way to create a tent for your child that reduces the risk of everything on top of the table being pulled off.

Step 1: Materials

For this tent you will need:
A table
Fabric, old sheets, remnants, or scraps
Buttons (doesn't matter if they match)
Bias tape (at least 4 yards, more if your table is large)
Measuring tape
Sewing machine or hand sewing needle and patience
1/4 inch elastic
A child who wants to play in a tent (Or hey I guess this could be for adults as well. I'm not going to judge.)

Basically, this table tent is only a step up from throwing a sheet over the kitchen table. It isn't hard to make but it will use up some scraps or remnants, and it will let you use the table for drawing or eating or what have you without taking the tent down. You could make this as complex as you like, with windows and pockets and doors in every side, or just as simple as four featureless sides. I made each wall different.
Forget the kids! One of my dogs used to sleep under the guest room bed, but I got rid of the bed (who needs guests anyway?) and turned it into a sewing room. I made something similar to your tent for a long table to hide boxes of fabrics. Lola the Freeway Wonder Dog thought I had made her a nice little hidey hole and took over the table tent. LOL
kids will love that fort great job
That looks like fun! Great fort!
I might make one of these. They look fun, even for a 13 year old :P
haha! lol!

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