#4 – 29 Dollar-Store Finds That Will Keep Your Kids Busy All Summer

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We love this. We are actually going to try a few of these, they don’t seem crazy ambitious. Anything cheap, fun and entertaining is a win for us!

This list reminds us of another great list: 51 Budget Backyard DYIs That Are Borderline Genius

In the spirit of upcoming Father’s Day here are a few to try this weekend:

Make one of these awesome hideouts using a hula hoop and a bedsheet.


  • Hula Hoop (Mine are from Dollar Tree for $1 each)
  • Safety Pins
  • Twine or Rope
  • Tulle and/or Ribbon (Mine is from Jo-Anns Dollar bin)
  • Sheets
  • Scissors
  • Cushions and Blankets

How To:

  1. Pin the top edge of the sheet to the hula hoop by folding the sheet over and pinning it to itself. (see pic below)
  2. Use twine to create a hanger to tie your hideout to the tree with. I used two long pieces of twine and tied each piece to opposite sides of the hula hoop. The two pieces then criss-crossed over each other. I tied the two together where they criss-crossed with another piece of twine. Later I used that piece to actually tie the hoop into the tree.
  3. Tie on tulle and ribbons or any other embellishments you have. (see pic below)
  4. Hang the hideout from a tree branch.
  5. Add blankets and cushions underneath your fort so you can be nice and comfy.
  6. Take a little nap or eat a snack inside your new hideout.

Make road trips more tolerable by filling a hanging shoe organizer with things to entertain your kids.

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