Blanket fort

A blanket fort is a construction commonly made using blankets, bed sheets, pillows, and sofa cushions.[1] It is also known as a couch fort, pillow fort, sheet fort or den.

A large blanket fort
A blanket fort suspended on strings

Parenting books frequently suggest building blanket forts as an activity for parents to participate in with their children. A blanket fort is made by grabbing blankets around the house and setting them up in a room-like matter. Some blanket forts are made for a more cozy and intimate experience, including cuddling and more.[2][3][4]

This was constructed during the 2019–2020 school year
A blanket fort constructed in a college dormitory using the lofted beds as support.

In popular cultureEdit

As a staple of early childhood entertainment, blanket forts are commonly referenced in children's books, such as Corduroy's Sleepover and If You Give a Pig a Party.

In the third season of the television series Community, the episodes "Digital Exploration of Interior Design" and "Pillows and Blankets" focus on the idea of building the biggest blanket fort.

World RecordEdit

According to Guinness World Records the largest blanket fort ever was 625.8 m2 and built by Shawn MacArthur, Victor Rundbaken, Heather Harteis, Sarah Kershner, Murderboat Productions, Rumpl, Kyle Bulloch, Alexa Soles and Rachael Klaus. Afterwards, they donated the blankets to homeless charities in the Portland, Oregon area on the 9 December 2018.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ford, Judy. "Wonderful Ways to Love a Child". 1995.
  2. ^ Balance: A Guide to Life's Forgotten Pleasures. Bob Kerstetter, Andrew Shanley. Hyperion. 1997.
  3. ^ It's all Fun and Games
  4. ^ "Blanket Fort". xkcd. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  5. ^ "Largest blanket fort".