Making Bonnie's tee-pee was probably my best mom decision to date. Though it's not perfect, and the outer fabric is very much put together in a temporary fashion (held together with pins... I keep checking to make sure they are all still there, ouch!), Bonnie doesn't seem to mind.
It went a little something like this: I drilled the holes in the rods and tied them together, searched the house for something white, added some pins, and ta-da! Bonnie woke from her nap to find a large white cave I kept calling her "tee-pee." It was love at first sight. I have no idea how she knew what to do or that it was her special spot, but she just knew. She now spends a great portion of her play time in her tee-pee. She reads, cuddles with her pillows and animals, and plays hide and seek. It's the cutest thing I think I've ever seen.
Andrew agrees. Over the last week, I'm pretty sure he's received at least 3 tee-pee photo texts a day and he still responds in delight. Goodness I've got a great guy by my side!
If you have littles and don't want to bother with finding a pinterest tee-pee tutorial, I found this *much better than mine* tee-pee on Amazon! The rods + rope I purchased cost me roughly $30 and if I had purchased fabric, it would have likely cost another $20 at the minimum. I hear you can also use an old sheet! Hopefully your little one will like a tee-pee as much as Bonnie does!