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Fort Building Kits
For Kids

Endless Hours of Creative Building and Play for
Ages 4 -12

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Select Fort Building Kits

We sell the Explorer Kit and Creator Kit (Expansion Pack). With our kits, you can build your own project or use one of our Projects.

Select Quantities

The quantity of kits purchased determines the size of the forts you can build. Buy more to build bigger. Browse our Projects for inspiration.

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Once you receive your kits, download step-by-step instructions for one of our Projects or let your kids build whatever they imagine.

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Reviews

Paul L
August 6, 2022
Great fun
A posh version of the cardboard box forts I made as a kid, although this will undoubtedly last longer given the higher quality / strength of the cardb...More
A posh version of the cardboard box forts I made as a kid, although this will undoubtedly last longer given the higher quality / strength of the cardboard. My kids absolutely love it and have not stopped playing with it since it arrived, highly recommended although I have to be honest I would not have purchased had the kits not been on sale. Standard price is quite steep in my opinion
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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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Reviews

Paul L
August 6, 2022
Great fun
A posh version of the cardboard box forts I made as a kid, although this will undoubtedly last longer given the higher quality / strength of the cardb...More
A posh version of the cardboard box forts I made as a kid, although this will undoubtedly last longer given the higher quality / strength of the cardboard. My kids absolutely love it and have not stopped playing with it since it arrived, highly recommended although I have to be honest I would not have purchased had the kits not been on sale. Standard price is quite steep in my opinion
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0 0
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!
Helpful?
1 0
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.
Helpful?
1 0
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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Explorer Kit photo review
Explorer Kit photo review
Explorer Kit photo review
Explorer Kit photo review
Explorer Kit photo review
Explorer Kit photo review
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Pete Steiner
July 15, 2022
Explorer kit fun
Wish we had this when I was a kid. Many great hours of fun together with my grandkids! E
What an awesome product, bought two kits and probably need t...More
Wish we had this when I was a kid. Many great hours of fun together with my grandkids! E

What an awesome product, bought two kits and probably need to buy more.
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Our family vidas
June 28, 2022
Kids were not bored
My kids stayed up so late building forts. They loved how easy it was to assemble. They loved using their imagination. This will make for a great gift.
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Projects

Hexagloo X1

Requires 1 Explorer Kit

Mansion 2 fort

Mansion X2

Requires 2 Explorer Kits

Giraffe fort

Giraffe

Requires 1 Explorer Kit and 1 Creator Kit

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

Prices

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1 x Kit

€100,00
€79,99

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2 x Kits

€200,00
€139,98

30% Off (Save €60,02)

3 x Kits

€300,00
€190,88

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4 x Kits

€400,00
€250,88

37% Off (Save €149,13)

6 x Kits

€600,01
€327,22

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8 x Kits

€800,01
€429,02

46% Off (Save €370,99)

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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 located in Wichita, Kansas and all components are Made in USA or Made in Switzerland.
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Kent Johnson

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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 kits are also 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 can build with the Kits.

The Kits include a variety of components that can easily be connected together to build many different types of Creations

Build any one of our Creations by downloading step-by-step instructions or build your own Creation the way you want.

The Explorer Kit is our original fort building kit that allows building really big forts easily. The Creator Kit is an expansion pack that can be combined with the Explorer Kit to build more intricate and challenging forts.

Yes. Each of fort building kit is made from an upgraded cardboard that is much stronger than normal shipping box cardboard. Can be used over and over with reasonable care. Check out our See How Strong page for a demonstration of the strength.

Yes. To assemble, simply slide the foam connectors snugly into the panel slots. To disassemble, simply remove the foam connectors from the panels. Can be reused over and over again.

Yes. Each fort building kit 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.

All components fit back in the provided carrying case. 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 Creations to see the floor space required for different types of structures.

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 case 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 67 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 fort building kit is made from recycled cardboard and can be recycled again at the end of life of the toy.

Yes. Each of our Creations have downloadable step-by-step instructions.

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 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 Kits to your Explorer Kit purchase is recommended.

Browse our Creations to see how many of each kit are required to build a variety of different structures.

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See our Shipping Policy for shipping details.

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, coloring the panels with crayons, markers, or non-toxic paint can be another really fun activity.  The reverse side of the panels are blank and provide a great canvas for your own designs.

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. You can see an estimated delivery date when in the shopping cart.  See our Shipping Policy for more details. 

Update your shipping address in your cart to see shipping and handling cost.  See our Shipping Policy for more details.

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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