Expands the Explorer Kit to take fort building to the next level! Build a giant shark, a playful giraffe, or a large tank. In order to build forts with our Creator Kit, you must also purchase at least one Explorer Kit.
Looking for a way to expand your Explorer Kit and build more challenging forts? Then try our Creator Kit.
Our Creator Kit is an expansion pack for our Explorer Kits that allows your child to build more challenging forts and fun projects like a giant Shark, playful Giraffe, Jet, Puppet Theater, Lemonade Stand, or a mighty Tank! Kids can also use their imaginations to create their own designs.
These projects are designed for older children to build and some take several hours to create, but they are a whole lot of fun! Our Creator Kits are a great way to challenge your older children and keep them busy for hours. Younger kids love playing in these creations.
Check out our Projects to see how many Explorer Kits and Creator Kits are needed to build these fun and challenging forts. You can mix-and-match our kits and receive our multi-kit discount when ordered together.
27 x R3 components (3 unit rectangles) 8 x R2 components (2 unit rectangles) 12 x S components (small squares) 8 x H3 components (3 unit hypotenuse rectangles) 4 x H2 components (2 unit hypotenuse rectangles) 4 x H components (1 unit hypotenuse rectangles) 4 X D components (diamonds) 4 x Z components (trapezoids) 6 x T components (yellow triangles) 86 x C components (black foam connectors) 1 x Carrying Case (24” x 24” x 4.25”) 1 x Getting Started Guide 1 x Children's Product Certificate
How Strong Is it?
Make-A-Fort panels are made from an upgraded cardboard that is much stronger and much more durable than normal shipping box cardboard. To put this to the test, we placed bricks on a Make-A-Fort panel and a on a piece of cardboard cut the same size from a normal shipping box. The Make-A-Fort panel easily held three heavy bricks. The normal shipping box cardboard collapsed with about half the weight of a single brick. The Make-A-Fort panel was over 6x stronger than normal shipping box cardboard.
Note: We do not recommend putting heavy weights on the Make-A-Fort panels like this but did so just to demonstrate this isn’t typical flimsy cardboard.
Make-A-Fort Panel with 3 Bricks
Flexes but doesn't collapse
Shipping Box Cardboard with 1/2 Brick
✔️ Reduces screen time by giving your kids a fun real-world alternative
✔️ Made from a reinforced cardboard that is strong, durable, and eco-friendly
✔️ Easy to assemble, tear down, and store away under a bed or in a closet (no more throwing away the fort made from cardboard boxes)
✔️ Color the panels with paint, markers, or crayons to make them your own
✔️ Create amazing light shows by adding an LED light (not included) inside what you've built
✔️ Setup a target gallery by placing the foam connectors inside holes formed between adjacent panels
✔️ Can even test your pet's IQ by building a maze for your pet
✔️ Give an amazing gift this year for Christmas or birthday or any time (for ages 4-94)
How to Build
Richard P Krulis
Rated 4 out of 5
March 19, 2022
Hours of fun
Nothing is perfect and I couldn't find excellent so good was the only choice. The kit was excellent for young (6+) active kids. This kit has provided ...More
Nothing is perfect and I couldn't find excellent so good was the only choice. The kit was excellent for young (6+) active kids. This kit has provided hours of fun and learning for our two youngest grandchildren. They have developed creativity, problem-solving, building principles, and basic structural engineering. You do need a large area for this to be employed successfully.
Rated 5 out of 5
March 19, 2022
Purchased two separate kits for my grandson for Christmas over a year ago. He still loves creating different forts with them. This was the perfect gif...More
Purchased two separate kits for my grandson for Christmas over a year ago. He still loves creating different forts with them. This was the perfect gift for him.
Rated 5 out of 5
March 18, 2022
My kids love this thing. Got 3 of them to make a pretty huge fort. May get a couple more one day to make a much bigger one! So easy to use.
Reply from Suzanne Schaeffer:
Thanks so much for taking the time to review our forts. So happy to hear the kids love their forts!
Rated 5 out of 5
February 9, 2022
Perfect gift for any child! Purchased for 7 & 10 yr olds and definitely the best gift ever! Love the fact it’s educational, teaches team work, an...More
Perfect gift for any child! Purchased for 7 & 10 yr olds and definitely the best gift ever! Love the fact it’s educational, teaches team work, and fun all wrapped in one.
Rated 5 out of 5
February 7, 2022
Grandkids love this!
Just got the creator kits and the shark has taken over my house!! My grandkids love building with these kits! They needed my help and we all had su...More
Just got the creator kits and the shark has taken over my house!! My grandkids love building with these kits! They needed my help and we all had such fun!!
SHIPPING AND RETURNS
Am I just purchasing boxes?
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 Fort Making Kits are quite durable (checkout the See How Strong page), it’s free shipping on a very big toy that can be reused for years to come. It’s worth every penny!
The Kits include a variety of components that can easily be connected together to build awesome forts.
Build any one of our example Projects by downloading step-by-step instructions or build your own fort the way you want.
What is the difference between the Explorer Kit and the Creator Kit?
The Explorer Kit is the main fort kit that we offer. The Creator Kit is an expansion pack that you can purchase **in addition** to the Explorer Kit to build bigger and more complex forts.
Is it durable?
Yes. Each of our Kits is made from a strong and durable cardboard that is much stronger than normal shipping box cardboard. Can be used over and over and over again with reasonable care. Check out our See How Strong page.
Is it reusable?
Yes. To build, simply slide the foam connectors snugly into the panel slots to connect panels together. To tear down, simply remove the foam connectors from the panels and place components back in the provided carrying case.
Is it safe?
Yes. Each of our Kits 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.
How to store it?
A large carrying case is included with each kit that can hold all the components. The carrying case fits under a bed or in a closet when not in use.
Do I have enough room in my house for it?
A single Explorer Kit can make a 4’ tall fort that requires about 4’ x 6’ of floor space. Browse our Projects to see the floor space required for each project and the number of kits required to build each Project.
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 cases in the evening to reclaim their family room.
What comes in a kit?
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 71 panels in a variety of shapes, 86 black foam circular connectors, 6 yellow triangle braces, a Getting Started Guide, and a carrying Case.
Is it eco-friendly?
Yes. Each Kit is made from recycled cardboard and can be recycled again at the end of life of the toy.
Are there instructions?
Yes. Browse our Projects to find project ideas and download the step-by-step instructions to build a specific project.
How to build?
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.
Will my kids need help building?
Younger kids (4-6) will often need help building while older kids (7 and up) can often build themselves.
Which kits to buy?
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 (Expansion Pack) 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.
How many kits to buy?
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.
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.
Is it fun for the whole family?
Yes. Make-A-Fort is one of thos rare activites that is fun for almost any age and it's a great way to spend quality time together as a family.
Will it entertain my kids for long periods of time?
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.
Is it award winning?
Yes, our kits have won many awards including the following...
SHIPPING AND RETURNS
Is there a satisfaction guarantee?
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.
Will the shipping box have your logo on it?
No, all packages are shipped in plain brown shipping boxes without our logo to avoid giving away any potential surprise.
How long before I get my order?
Shipping is FAST-most orders ship from our warehouse the following business day (in most locations.) You can see an estimated delivery date when you put your shipping address in the cart. See our Shipping Policy for more details.
What does shipping cost?
Update your shipping address in your cart to see shipping and handling cost. See our Shipping Policy for more details.
Will I get a tracking number?
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).
We recommend 1 x Explorer Kit for a younger child (4-6 years old) and 2 x Explorer Kits for an older child (7+ years old) or for multiple children. Browse our Projects below to see the kits needed for various projects.