Mini-Dadventures:
Den Building

Get to grips with the quintessential childhood art of den building. You don’t need much more than a few poles (although sturdy twigs would work just as well), a blanket and some string. This simple den makes the perfect hidey-hole – for both indoors and out – and is just the right size for a mini-dadventure.

What you’ll need:
3 x sturdy poles (decorated to your taste!)
1 x roll of sturdy string
1 x blanket
6 x large pegs
1 x cushion

STEP ONE
Tie the three poles together, knotting the string about 10cm from the top.

Step 1: how to make a den

Step 1: how to make a den

STEP TWO
Pull the base of the poles apart to create a solid teepee structure.

Step 2: how to make a den

Step 2: how to make a den

STEP THREE
Drape a blanket around the teepee, ensuring there there is an opening between two poles. Peg the blanket in place, just below where the string is tying the three poles together.

Step 3: how to make a den

Step 3: how to make a den

STEP FOUR
Peg back the blanket edges at the front of the teepee to create a door.

Step 4: how to make a den

Step 4: how to make a den

STEP FIVE
Furnish as desired with a soft floor cushion and toys of your choice.

Step 5: how to make a den

Step 5: how to make a den

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