How to make a kids' tipi playhouse

Here's how to make a colorful backyard playhouse (no sewing necessary)

Tipi playhouse
Photo by Gary Parker

How to make a backyard tipi playhouse

A cheerful red tipi on the back lawn inspires hours of outdoor fun and imaginative play.

The ripstop nylon red shell, cut from 60-inch-wide fabric, is decorated with yellow cotton-fabric forms attached with iron-on adhesive.

Shoelaces threaded through grommets secure the tepee to bamboo poles.

Click ahead for the step-by-step photos and instructions.

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