For Kids

DIY Clubhouses, Forts & Models

06/29/2018 | Makers & DIY

Build Your Own Fort Igloo and Other Hangouts

A lazy summer day is a great time to build your own fort or clubhouse. Listed below are two kinds of books. You can get ideas for help getting started on a model-size structure like a fairy house, lego or minecraft creation, or you can get ideas for a fort, clubhouse or tree house that you can build for yourself and your friends. There are also some books about interesting architects. Architects are people who design the homes and buildings we live and work in. They are artists who create on a giant scale.

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The Fort That Jack BuiltThe Big Book of BuildingThe Better Tree FortBuilt to LastIn the Tree HouseFroggy Builds a Tree HouseDreaming UpCreating Fairy RetreatsThe Fort on Fourth StreetFrank Lloyd Wright for KidsBottle HousesBuilding BigBuilding on NatureFort Building TimeOliver Pig and the Best Fort EverTake Shelter at Home Around the WorldThe Illustrated Atlas of ArchitectureThe Lego ArchitectThe World is Not a RectangleAn Igloo on the Moon: Exploring ArchitectureCool StructuresLet's Build a ClubhouseUp In the LeavesCool Architecture

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