Original Fort Kits (1 Pack)

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$99.99 $65.99 – Sale

🏰 Build really big forts for kids 4+
📱 Device free and engaging creative play
🏅 100,000 kits sold & winner of 10 toy awards
🧩 The best investment in your child's creativity

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Things you can build with one Explorer Kit
  • Forts that use about 6′ x 4′1.8m x 1.2m of floor space and are about 4′1.2m tall
  • Tunnels that are about 12′3.7m long and about 2′ x 2′0.6m x 0.6m in size
  • Or any of our 5 Creations with X1 in the name
 
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Original Fort Kits (1 Pack)

4.5/5
$99.99 $65.99 – Sale
One Explorer Kit is best for a 4-5 year old to build with the help of a parent or for a 6-7 year old to build on their own.
One Explorer Kit is best for a 4-5 year old to build with the help of a parent or for a 6-7 year old to build on their own.

🏰 Build really big forts for kids 4+
📱 Device free and engaging creative play
🏅 100,000 kits sold & winner of 10 toy awards
🧩 The best investment in your child's creativity

Choose a Quantity

This pack includes one Explorer Kit and this Explorer Kit includes…

 
Things you can build with one Explorer Kit
  • Forts that use about 6′ x 4′1.8m x 1.2m of floor space and are about 4′1.2m tall
  • Tunnels that are about 12′3.7m long and about 2′ x 2′0.6m x 0.6m in size
  • Or any of our 5 Creations with X1 in the name
 
Want more? Want our advanced kits? Want our Minecraft kits?
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What's Included

This pack includes one Explorer Kit and this Explorer Kit includes…

 

What You Can Build

Things you can build with one Explorer Kit

  • Forts that use about 6′ x 4′1.8m x 1.2m of floor space and are about 4′1.2m tall
  • Tunnels that are about 12′3.7m long and about 2′ x 2′0.6m x 0.6m in size
  • Or any of our 5 Creations with X1 in the name

 

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Ambrose Delaney
December 20, 2023
It works great my grandson really enjoys it a lot would recommend it for sure and quick delivery
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Andrea
December 20, 2023
Church group fun
We’re using the fort kits at church. We have used or will use them for indoor snow fight forts, laser tag walls, mazes/tunnels for activities. We’re u...More
We’re using the fort kits at church. We have used or will use them for indoor snow fight forts, laser tag walls, mazes/tunnels for activities. We’re using them for kindergarteners through high school seniors.
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LuAnn Spinn
December 16, 2023
Love it!!!
Bought one for each of my grandsons, ages 2 & 5, they both love it! Would recommend. Great idea!!
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Shelley McCoskey
December 11, 2023
Mindcraft fort... CUSTOMER SERVICE IS AMAZING!!
I just want to say MAKE A FORT's customer service is simply amazing. I had a shipping issue with Fedex.. no prob with Make a Fort... and Bernadette wa...More
I just want to say MAKE A FORT's customer service is simply amazing. I had a shipping issue with Fedex.. no prob with Make a Fort... and Bernadette was soooo helpful and kind. TOP NOTCH COMPANY
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Victoria Herrada
December 9, 2023
I bought as a Christmas present for our granddaughter. I am excited to see videos of her building her fort with her Dad.
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Tabitha Rincon
December 8, 2023
It is a Christmas present for 2 grandbabies..it looks like alot of fun.. I can't give a review until after Christmas...

Thank you
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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.

Add your shipping address to your cart to see an estimated delivery date in your cart.

See our Shipping Policy for shipping details.

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!

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.

Add your shipping address to your cart to see an estimated delivery date in your cart.

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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