Make incredible forts, mazes, tunnels, castles, and more

Make

No need for tools or adhesives.
Components just slide together.

Play

One of the few toys where you can play inside what you've built.

Reuse

Store in provided carrying case
and build again another day

Customize

Color the panels however you wish to make it your own.

Engage your kids imagination

Customer Videos

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Fort building fun for the whole family

Testimonials

@BrettJames
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Dads!!! This is a must buy if you still got little ones at home! Make-A-Fort kits came through! So much fun building this...
@shopzyia
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We just got 2 Make-A-Fort kits and my kids have been non-stop building and playing for HOURS!! Yesterday they built...
@_courtneydyer_
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@makeafort...was a MAJOR HIT with my boys!!!! Talk about a kids ultimate dream. This kit has all the pieces to build the fort...

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Channel the creativity in your kids

Reviews

5/5
My grandson loves to build forts...we bought two packs and it was one of the best investments. We love it.
deb4given
deb4given
8/17/20
5/5
We absolutely love it, the kids are obsessed & we definitely need to get another kit so we can build the crazy house 😁
Reid H
Reid H
8/3/20
5/5
My son and friend used two kits to make forts for a Nerf battle. The holes between panels even worked to shoot at each other.
Aaron F
Aaron F
7/20/20

Endless play for ages 4 and up

Projects

Mansion X1 Project made with 1 x Make-A-Fort Build Kit
Make with 1 x Build Kit

Build the Mansion Fort X1

Building this Mansion Fort X1 requires about 6′ x 4′ of floor space and one Make-A-Fort Build Kit. Building on a rug or carpet is

H-Tunnel X1 Project made with 1 x Make-A-Fort Build Kit
Make with 1 x Build Kit

Build a Zen House X1

Building this Zen House X1 fort kit requires about 6′ x 4′ of floor space and one Make-A-Fort Build Kit. Building on a rug or

Hexagloo X3 Project made with 3 x Make-A-Fort Build Kits
Make with 3 x Build Kits

Build the Hexagloo Fort X3

Building this Hexagloo Fort X3 requires about 12′ x 12′ of floor space and three Make-A-Fort Build Kits. Building on a rug or carpet is

Mansion X3 Project made with 3 x Make-A-Fort Build Kits
Make with 3 x Build Kits

Build the Mansion Fort X3

Building this Mansion Fort X3 requires about 10′ x 10′ of floor space and three Make-A-Fort Build Kits. Building on a rug or carpet is

H-Tunnel X2 Project made with 2 x Make-A-Fort Build Kits
Make with 2 x Build Kits

Build a Zen House X2

Building this Zen House X2 fort kit requires about 10′ x 6′ of floor space and two Make-A-Fort Build Kits. Building on a rug or

Crazy House X2 Project made with 2 x Make-A-Fort Build Kits
Make with 2 x Build Kits

Build the Crazy House X2

Building this Crazy House X2 requires about 8′ x 6′ of floor space and two Make-A-Fort Build Kits. Building on a rug or carpet is

The projects above are only examples of what can be built.  See more project ideas with step-by-step instructions here.

Each Build Kit includes 18 panels, 10 braces,
80 connectors, and 1 carrying case

Christmas Delivery

Order now to ensure Christmas delivery.  Schedule assumes we do not run out of inventory but demand has been overwhelming and we are selling the Build Kits as fast as we make them.

Store back in carrying case when done

Prices

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Prices include free shipping (Continental US)

14 Day Money Back Guarantee

We have Build Kits available to ship now. Because of high demand, orders may take up to 5-8 business days to ship. Once shipped, you’ll receive a tracking number and your order will deliver in 1-3 days (continental US only). 

We may sell out of Build Kits again. Order now to ensure delivery by Christmas.

If you need it fast (perhaps for a birthday), contact us to workout expedited delivery.

– Kent & Troy, 11/13

Get kids off screens and engaged in creative play

FAQ

What ages is it for?

The Make-A-Fort Build Kits are for ages 4 and up.  Younger kids will need help building.  Older ones can normally build by themselves.

How big is it?

Each panel is about 2' x 2' and each Build Kit includes 18 panels. 

You could make a 2' x 2' tunnel with three panels and repeat this six times to create a tunnel that is about 12' long with a single Build Kit.

Or pick one of our Projects and build a big fort, maze, or tunnel.  A single Build Kit allows you to build a fort that requires up to 8' x 8' of floor space.

Or buy multiple Build Kits to build really big things (most customers buy three Build Kits).

Can I reuse it?

Yes, the black connectors simply slide snugly into the panel and brace slots to hold things together.  Simply pull the black connectors out to tear down what you've built and store away in the provided carrying case.   Build something new on a different day.

Is it easy to store away?

Yes, each Build Kit includes a carrying case that is about 24" x 24" x 4.5" in size.  All the panels, yellow braces, and black connectors fit back in the carrying case.  Store the carrying case under a bed or in a closet when not in use.

What's it made of?

The yellow braces and panels are made from an upgraded cardboard that is much stronger and durable than normal shipping box cardboard.   See How Strong for a comparison of our panels vs normal shipping box cardboard.

The circular black connectors are made from a dense foam.  The connectors fit tightly in the yellow brace and panel slots firmly to hold things together.

Why the yellow braces?

The braces can be used to make corners stronger.  This is particularly useful when building larger roofs to reduce sagging in the roof.

Why the red and yellow slots?

Each panel has a set of red slots and a set of yellow slots along each edge.  The red slots tend to more snug and the yellow slots tend to less snug. 

Only two connectors are normally needed when joining two panels -- use whichever color slots you think works best.

Can the panels be colored?

Yes, the characters on the panels were designed to be colored with crayons, markers, or even paint.  Color the panels to look however you wish.

Is it eco-friendly?

Yes, the panels, braces, and carrying case are all made from recycled cardboard and can be recycled again at end of the life of the Build Kit.

Is it made in the USA?

Yes, all components are sourced and manufactured in the USA.

Is this a family owned company?

Yes, we are a family owned company from Wichita, Kansas.

Why make a creative building toy?

We wanted to create something that...

1) Engages kids in fun real-world play

2) Helps get kids off screens

3) Provides a fun activity for families to do together

After a gazillion prototypes with different designs and materials, we think we ended up with a great way for kids to build forts.

Can I buy multiple to make bigger things?

Yes, our most popular purchase is three Build Kits.  While a single Build Kit is fun, multiple Build Kits let you build even bigger structures.

Can I build with it outside?

The Build Kits were designed to build temporary structures inside.  The Build Kit panels are made of cardboard and any rain or wind is problematic; however, other customers have built outside on days with no wind nor precipitation.

How much is shipping?

Shipping is free on all orders to the continental US (see our Shipping Policy for more details).

How quickly will it arrive?

Orders normally ship within 1-2 business days from our nearest warehouse and estimated delivery times are normally 1-2 business days after it ships (see our Shipping Policy for more details).

Is it shipped inside a plain shipping box?

Yes, your order will arrive in a plain brown shipping box that contains the Make-A-Fort Build Kit(s).  We do this in case you are ordering the Build Kits as a gift to avoid giving away the surprise.

Will my kids enjoy it?

Yes, your kids will love it.  See posts from other families that loved their Make-A-Fort Build Kits.

We have a 14 day money back guarantee if your kids don't enjoy it for some reason (see our Refund Policy for details).

Create epic battle forts

About Us

We are two fathers wanting to make the world a better place by challenging kids to be creative in the real world while minimizing the negative impact on the environment.  We created Make-A-Fort as a fun way for kids and parents to play together without staring at a phone or tablet.  Make-A-Fort is located in Wichita, Kansas and all components are made in the USA.

Kent Johnson, Founder of Make-A-Fort

Kent Johnson

Founder

Troy Lindemann, Founder of Make-A-Fort

Troy Lindemann

Founder

Panels & braces made from cardboard that is strong, durable, and eco-friendly