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Summer is the perfect time for adventure, the days are long leaving endless hours for outdoor play. Many of our favorite memories come from actives like playing outside and running barefoot on the grass. It’s important to limit the couch potato TV time for kids and encourage playing outdoors to stimulate their mind and creativity. One great idea to get the kids involved in fun projects is to make a DIY teepee.  We’ve compiled a list of top 10 DIY teepees to kick-start an adventure filled summer full of backyard fun.

Top 10 DIY Teepee Ideas


DIY-No-Sew-Kids-TeePee-2-21.  Project Nursery crafted this adorable DIY teepee with no-sew instructions for easy assemble. Summer is the perfect time to grab a good book and lounge in your handcrafted DIY teepee (via Project Nursery).

diy teepee 32.   For those occasional summer rainy days bring the fun indoors and campout in the living room in your DIY teepee (via Nalle’s House).

Cotton-Curls-Porch-teepee3.   This budget friendly DIY teepee can be put together for only $22! (via Cotton + Curls)


4.  The Mills family at The Handmade Home show you how to add some color and pattern to your DIY teepee (via The Handmade Home).

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5.  Create some story time magic with this canvas DIY teepee and let their imaginations soar (via Julie Blanner).

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6.  Enjoy some outdoor family fun with this DIY teepee along with a handmade dream catcher (via Fawn Over Baby).

Polka dot DIY teepee

7.  Don’t be afraid to add a little pizzazz to your teepee with fun polka dots (via My Poppet).

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8.  Spruce up your child’s nursery and add a touch of whimsy with a this DIY project (via Bower Power).


9.  The more the merrier! Invite the stuffed animal crew into your DIY teepee for an afternoon story time (via The-Thud)


10.  Coordinate your theme and match your DIY masterpiece to the rest of nursery decor (via Dress This Nest).



Gennifer’s favorite school memories were doing art and craft projects at her bilingual elementary school. The school subjects were taught in both English and Spanish and the class celebrated many hispanic cultural events. She enjoyed crafting paper mache piñatas for Cinco de Mayo, making sugar skulls for Dia de los Muertos and creating Mexican fiesta lanterns with colorful tissue paper. Her love of handmade goods continues to this day and remains one of her favorite pastimes.