All our teepees arrive with everything you need to make an imaginative play area, but we're here to show you how to make the most magical story time teepee den just by adding a few accessories.
This is a great way of customising your little one's new home to make it extra special, and you can even use accessories from around the home. From fairy lights, blankets, garlands to special drawings, just to name a few. Customising your teepee den is also an ideal rainy day activity as you can do it indoors or outdoors.
Add a floor
This floor is made with soft cotton for comfort and also features a special waterproof underside - perfect if the grass is a little damp. Alternatively, you can create your own flooring using blankets and spare duvet covers. This transforms the tent into a really cosy retreat for a nap or quiet reading time.
Blankets and cushions
Creating a comfortable space they can enjoy time and time again helps reading to feel calming and familiar, encouraging more reading time and improving literacy skills.
Garlands and Bunting
Try adding customised bunting; use fabric pens and paints or craft accessories to decorate a plain stretch of bunting and adorn the top of the teepee with this using the poles to hold it in place.
Customising your teepee
Whether the youngsters are having a themed pirate adventure, castle adventures for princes and princesses or safari quests, a teepee can be dressed up to match the theme perfectly.
It's a wonderful opportunity to set up an arts and crafts table with lots of accessories for making matching themed decorations. A collection of stencils, pens, paints, pipe cleaners, buttons and a variety of fabrics in colours to suit the theme gives lots of scope for making exciting bunting and garlands.
The cosy den can also be a central part of children's parties, and adding a theme can make it even more special. Choosing a theme based on their favourite book is a really exciting way of encouraging children to interact with the stories they've read and feel eager to enjoy more storybooks.