How to make a kids' tipi playhouse

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

Tipi playhouse: Attach to poles
Photo by Gary Parker

Tipi playhouse: Lace up opening

Using a hole punch, punch two holes in each full triangle at the tipi bottom, 1⁄2 inch up from the bottom and 1⁄2 inch in from each side.

Cut 6 black shoelaces in half (to secure the tepee to poles and tent pegs); knot cut ends. Thread a shoelace end through each of the 11 sets of holes (so ends are inside the tepee).

Place a grommet in the center of each small yellow circle. Thread a black shoelace through each circle to use as ties for the “door.”

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