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Fortamajig

Fit for a Fortress

What kid doesn’t love making a fort with blankets and chairs? And what parent doesn’t cringe a little when the kids grab your best clean sheets to make their fortress? With the Fortamajig, kids can exercise their architectural creativity and keep your special linens out of the game.
Fortamajig
Fortamajig
Fit for a Fortress

What kid doesn’t love making a fort with blankets and chairs? And what parent doesn’t cringe a little when the kids grab your best clean sheets to make their fortress? With the Fortamajig, kids can exercise their architectural creativity and keep your special linens out of the game.

The inventor is Katherine Huck, a mom of three who wanted to create a safe, portable way for kids to build their own play spaces. She designed an 8’ x 8’ square of polyester fabric with a built-in door and window. Velcro loops make it easy to attach the Fortamajig to whatever structure is handy — a chair, table leg, doorknob, tree branch, fencepost, you name it. So you won’t be dealing with duct tape attached to the upholstery either. Kids can use their imagination to build a tent, tunnel, or fort in any spot, indoors or outside. You can tie it to a pair of beach chairs for instant shade at the beach, or extend it from a curtain rod to make a canopy. It’s machine washable, which makes cleanup a cinch if playtime gets messy. So round up the cavalry and start building!