Sugar Aunts: How to Make a TeePee for Indoor Play

How to Make a TeePee for Indoor Play

Winter weather means cold temps.  We try to get outside to play every day, but sometimes the thermometer is just too low for us to go outside for very long.  Other days, we are out there for hours!  (Yesterday, my daughter and I were outside for FOUR hours strait.  In the mud, melting snow, and more mud.  It was a day of fun, but I was ready to bundle up in a blanket with my wiggly babies and hot cocoa after that!

When you are looking for an indoor play idea, you want easy prep, minimal materials, and easy clean-up.  This indoor teepee is perfect for creative play, a cozy book nook, or imaginative teepee play, all indoors!  I love that it can be used for a sensory calm-down hideaway, too.  

How to make a teepee for indoor play that kids will love for a reading nook or pretend play space. I love it for a sensory calm down space!

How to make an indoor TeePee


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To make this indoor tee pee, you'll need only a few items:
3-4 Hair bands (THIS brand worked best because they had a rubber grip to them.)
Cotton Scarf (for added stability)
Large sheet

How to make a teepee for indoor play that kids will love for a reading nook or pretend play space. I love it for a sensory calm down space!

Start by leaning all of the Corn Brooms together in a tripod position. Stretch the hair bands over the top to keep the broom sticks together, like in the picture above.
How to make a teepee for indoor play that kids will love for a reading nook or pretend play space. I love it for a sensory calm down space!

If you like, you can wrap and tie a cotton scarf around the end of the brooms for more stability.

You're done!  Drape a large sheet over the teepee and start playing!  

Quick Tip:  Place the teepee on a carpeted surface.  The Corn Brooms ends will be more stable than if you place it on a hardwood floor.

How to make a teepee for indoor play that kids will love for a reading nook or pretend play space. I love it for a sensory calm down space!

Use the teepee for a quiet reading nook, sensory calm-down space, or pretend play area.
How to make a teepee for indoor play that kids will love for a reading nook or pretend play space. I love it for a sensory calm down space!

Have fun playing indoors!

Looking for more indoor play ideas?  Stop by the A-Z of Indoor Play Activities series to see more!

Some Indoor Play Ideas that we love:

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