How to make a kids' tipi playhouse

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

Tipi playhouse
Debra Lambert

Tipi playhouse: Mark places for poles

To mark where the poles will go, draw five more 60-inch radii: mark the first one 15 inches from one straight edge of the fabric and the second one 15 inches from the other straight edge, then mark off the space between into five equal sections.

Cut a half-circle (with a 5-inch radius) at the center of the straight edge of the fabric, where the radii meet. If desired, zigzag or hand-stitch (with a blanket stitch) the curved edges of the tepee.

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