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Build really big forts for kids. Entertains kids for hours and hours!

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Build really big forts for kids. Entertains kids for hours!

US Flag Made in USA | Over 100,000 kits sold US Flag Made in USA | Ships From Toronto Warehouse Swiss Flag Made in Switzerland | Ships From Southampton Warehouse Swiss Flag Made in Switzerland | Ships From Amsterdam Warehouse

Keeps Kids Off Screens

100,000 Kits Sold

Durable

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Stores Back in Carrying Case

Made in USA

Made in Switzerland

Endless play for
ages 4 to 12

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Explorer Kit photo review
Teresa Reichek
July 28, 2022
Imagination is the limit
First it was just a playhouses. Now we transform, and it's whatever the kiddo dreams up!

This pic is a rocket ship!
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Allen
July 25, 2022
This was a great alternative to the traditional blankets and chairs forts that we're consuming our entire basement. The quality of the product is goo...More
This was a great alternative to the traditional blankets and chairs forts that we're consuming our entire basement. The quality of the product is good. The cardboard is not flimsy. My only concern long term is if the cardboard or black discs lose their ability to hold over repeated use.
Reply from Jodi Dahl:
We are so happy to hear you are enjoying your Explorer Kit. Our kits are designed to be used over and over. With that said, the Connectors (black f...More
We are so happy to hear you are enjoying your Explorer Kit. Our kits are designed to be used over and over. With that said, the Connectors (black foam disks) will experience some scarring over time but the friction fit tolerance should maintain to continue to build with.
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Creator Kit (Expansion Pack) photo review
Angie
July 15, 2022
So much fun!!
I purchased the shark kit (1 builder kit + 2 creator kits) for my nephews and we had such a good time building it together! They’ve since created many...More
I purchased the shark kit (1 builder kit + 2 creator kits) for my nephews and we had such a good time building it together! They’ve since created many of their own types of forts using the same pieces (also my sister loves it because the forts are easy to take down and store flat in the box). Such a great activity for kids!
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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) and can be reused for years to come. It’s worth every penny!

Kits are what you buy and Creations 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 Creations 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 Creations 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 Creations 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 those rare activities 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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