Why buy one of those crappy plastic McForts when you could easily build an awesome playhouse for your kids on your own? This article over on FamilyFun.com offers some ideas on how to build a simple and inexpensive playhouse in an afternoon, but you certainly don’t have to limit yourself to their ideas. If you’ve got the whole weekend to work on it, why not build ’em a fully-enclosed building complete with furniture and bookcases?
Either way, don’t forget to include the kids in the decision-making and building process. The only thing cooler than having a new playhouse is knowing that you built it with mom and dad.
(Thanks, Makeslessnoise, for the great cc-licensed photo.)
Backyard Playhouse [FamilyFun.com]