How to Make a Teepee for the Kids

How to Make a Teepee for the Kids

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The kids will just love their new teepee and you can even get them involved when making it. Think of all the hours they will enjoy, sitting, playing and reading in the teepee.

The kids will just love their new teepee and you can even get them involved when making it. Think of all the hours they will enjoy, sitting, playing and reading in the teepee.

Materials

Materials

  • 4 1¾’x6′ poplar dowels {link it to slightly thicker dowels}
  • 3/8″ sisal rope
  • 6×9′ canvas drop cloth
  • 3 screws
  • 3 washers
  • scissors
  • lighter
  • drill
  • 4 1¾’x6′ poplar dowels {link it to slightly thicker dowels}
  • 3/8″ sisal rope
  • 6×9′ canvas drop cloth
  • 3 screws
  • 3 washers
  • scissors
  • lighter
  • drill

Directions

Directions

Step 1 - Cut a large length of rope and burn the ends

Step 2 - Drill a hole in first pole at 5"

Step 3 - String rope through the hole and tie a knot where it meets the pole

Step 4 - Create a faux teepee with your poles to see how they need to lay to be stable. Using 4 poles, it's best to have the front wider and the back of the teepee more narrow. See how pole #2 lies to met pole #1 and drill a hole at that distance

Step 5 - Feed the rope through pole #2, then wrap it around a couple of times in various directions to stabilize it

Step 6 - Add pole #3, testing where to place it, drill hole, feed rope and wrap

Step 7 - Repeat for pole #4. Wrap the rope over and under, then around the teepee sveral times

Step 1 - Cut a large length of rope and burn the ends

Step 2 - Drill a hole in first pole at 5"

Step 3 - String rope through the hole and tie a knot where it meets the pole

Step 4 - Create a faux teepee with your poles to see how they need to lay to be stable. Using 4 poles, it's best to have the front wider and the back of the teepee more narrow. See how pole #2 lies to met pole #1 and drill a hole at that distance

Step 5 - Feed the rope through pole #2, then wrap it around a couple of times in various directions to stabilize it

Step 6 - Add pole #3, testing where to place it, drill hole, feed rope and wrap

Step 7 - Repeat for pole #4. Wrap the rope over and under, then around the teepee sveral times

See the full tutorial at JulieBlanner.com

See the full tutorial at JulieBlanner.com