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

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

Made in USA | FREE and FAST Shipping Made in USA | Ships From Toronto Warehouse Made in Switzerland | Ships From Southampton Warehouse Made in Switzerland | Ships From Amsterdam Warehouse

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Matt
April 4, 2022
Toddler’s Favorite Activity
My daughter can’t get enough. She LOVES Build-a-Fort and we play with it every day! We bought 2 more kits for the grandparents’ houses so she can bui...More
My daughter can’t get enough. She LOVES Build-a-Fort and we play with it every day! We bought 2 more kits for the grandparents’ houses so she can build forts when she visits them. Recommending to all my parent friends!
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Ricardo Portillo jr Jr
March 25, 2022
Perfect gift for kids
My 7 year old daughter and I loved this gift. We spent a great couple of hours creating a fort and outfitting it with interior comfort living conditio...More
My 7 year old daughter and I loved this gift. We spent a great couple of hours creating a fort and outfitting it with interior comfort living conditions as well as outdoor signage that reads: “No Boys” lol !!! I wasn’t allowed to go in and enjoy it after I helped her build it!! Long story short we had a great father daughter time playing/building together. Highly recommended !!
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Ellie O’Brien
March 21, 2022
I sold corrugated for years and was always trying to come up with an idea like this - my grandchildren had many hours of tun
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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 a family owned company and all components are Made in USAMade in Switzerland.
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Kent Johnson

Founder

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Troy Lindemann

Founder

FAQ

BASICS

Building forts with boxes is great but this is way better than boxes…it’s panels that kids can connect together to build whatever they imagine. It stores back in a provided case when not in use, can be used over and over, and is much easier to build/tear down

Our Fort Making Kits are quite durable (checkout the See How Strong page), it’s free shipping on a very big toy that can be reused for years to come. It’s worth every penny!

Kits are what you buy and Projects are what you build with the Kits.

The Kits include a variety of components that can easily be connected together to build awesome forts.

Build any one of our example Projects by downloading step-by-step instructions or build your own fort the way you want.

The Explorer Kit is the main fort kit that we offer. The Creator Kit is an expansion pack that you can purchase **in addition** to the Explorer Kit to build bigger and more complex forts.

Yes. Each of our Kits is made from a strong and durable cardboard that is much stronger than normal shipping box cardboard. Can be used over and over and over again with reasonable care. Check out our See How Strong page.

Yes. To build, simply slide the foam connectors snugly into the panel slots to connect panels together. To tear down, simply remove the foam connectors from the panels and place components back in the provided carrying case.

Yes. Each of our Kits has been tested by a certified toy testing laboratory to ensure all components are non-toxic and safe for use in a children’s toy.

A large carrying case is included with each kit that can hold all the components. The carrying case fits under a bed or in a closet when not in use.

A single Explorer Kit can make a 4’ tall fort that requires about 4’ x 6’ of floor space. Browse our Projects to see the floor space required for each project and the number of kits required to build each Project.

Many families use their main family room to build a big fort during the day and then disassemble the big fort back into the provided carrying cases in the evening to reclaim their family room.

Our Explorer Kit includes 20 large panels, 86 black foam circular connectors, 18 yellow triangle braces, a Getting Started Guide, and a carrying case.

Our Creator Kit includes 71 panels in a variety of shapes, 86 black foam circular connectors, 6 yellow triangle braces, a Getting Started Guide, and a carrying Case.

Yes. Each Kit is made from recycled cardboard and can be recycled again at the end of life of the toy.

Yes. Browse our Projects to find project ideas and download the step-by-step instructions to build a specific project.

Simply push the black circular foam connectors snugly into the panel slots to connect panels together.

Connect lots of panels together to form forts, tunnels, mazes, etc.

Younger kids (4-6) will often need help building while older kids (7 and up) can often build themselves.

The Explorer Kit is intended for anyone that enjoys building forts. These forts are easy to build, are big enough to play inside, and have a stronger structure when complete.

The Creator Kit (Expansion Pack) is intended for advanced builders that want a challenge. These forts often require following a long sequence of instructions, can be too small to play inside, and can be "wigglier" when complete.

For a single younger kid, a single Explorer Kit may be enough.

For multiple kids or for an older kid, two to three Explorer Kits are recommended.

For very advanced builders, adding one or more Creator Kit to your Explorer Kit purchase is recommended.

Browse our Projects to see how many Kits are required to build a variety of different projects.

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BENEFITS

Yes. Reimagine your time together. No batteries, no screens. Make-a-Fort is a product that lets kids be kids. No blinking lights, annoying sounds or screens- let your child imagination take center stage.

Yes.  Make-A-Fort is one of thos rare activites that is fun for almost any age and it's a great way to spend quality time together as a family.

Yes, kids can build forts over and over and over.  After the forts are built, kids can bring in their collection of toys, a pillow, and a blanket to have their own private space.

Yes, our kits have won many awards including the following...

SHIPPING AND RETURNS

Yes, we have a 14 day risk free money back guarantee starting from the date your order is delivered.  Read more in our Refund Policy.

No, all packages are shipped in plain brown shipping boxes without our logo to avoid giving away any potential surprise.

Shipping is FAST-most orders ship from our warehouse the following business day (in most locations.)  You can see an estimated delivery date when you put your shipping address in the cart.  See our Shipping Policy for more details. 

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Yes, when your order is boxed up and has a shipping label, you will receive an email with tracking number(s) to track your package(s).

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