How to Build a Pillow Fort in 5 Steps

Remember the thrill of playing inside pillow forts as a child? We think it’s time to bring them back. Play architect for the day and construct yourself and/or your children a cozy pillow fort. With just a few materials that you can find around your house, you can create a fun new environment for the evening.

If you’re ready to create a home within your home, gather your materials and let’s start building.

Building materials:

1. Set up three chairs in a triangle.

How to Build a Pillow Fort

2. Create walls by lining pillows in a half-circle against the chairs.

How to Build a Pillow Fort

3. Place a comfy blanket down.

How to Build a Pillow Fort

4. Drape a fitted sheet (or a Mattress Protector in our case) over the top of the chairs.

How to Build a Pillow Fort

5. Add pillows to the front of the fort to create an entrance. 

You can block the entrance with more pillows once you’re inside.

How to Build a Pillow Fort

Enjoy your little hideaway! 

Here are some activities you can enjoy inside your pillow fort:

  • Play a board game
  • Munch on snacks
  • Solve a puzzle
  • Watch a movie on your laptop
  • Read (with a book light)
  • Start a pillow fight
  • Listen to music
  • Sleep
Kids in Pillow Fort

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