Fort in a Bag DIY with OshKosh B’gosh

Disclosure: Post and giveaway sponsored by OshKosh B’gosh, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure.

This month OshKosh B’gosh challenged us to create a fort in a bag. How fun is that? I have to say, it’s very easy to do and would make a great gift for a child. It can be used outside and inside and can be created on a budget. But before we get into all of that, I want to announce the winner from the $50 Gift Certificate giveaway! Congratulations Kelly!!!! I will be in contact with you. Now, back to this fort thing.

I started by purchasing a few supplies and using a few we had already: a bag, a bed sheet, flashlights, clothespins, snacks, coloring supplies, and chalkboard/chalk. Of course, you could really add so many things. I thought about books that they could read in their fort or toys. You could even use different things to send them to hold the sheet in place. I had ordered these small clamps, but alas, they haven’t made it here yet. I think they will be easier for the girls to use though once we have them. And what about lanterns instead of flashlights? How cool would that be? Or glow sticks? Possibilities = Endless

I made it a little cutesy by adding the crayons in a small mason jar and by wrapping up the sheet nice and tying it together with some scrap fabric. Little touches can really make a gift more personal.

For the bag, I took a bowl and traced it right on the middle of the bag. Then I placed stickers in the middle that spelled fort. I grabbed some fabric paint and painted in the circle and over the stickers. Once dry, I removed the stickers.

My girls love making forts, so they had a lot of fun going outside and playing in it. It was funny watching miss E trying to color with her mittens on. She refused to take them off. She’s very much an accessories kind of girl.

A lot of what they are wearing is c/o OskKosh. Here is a run down of where you can find those pieces. Miss J (the oldest): coat, hat/mittens. Miss E (the littlest): coat, hat/mittens, jeggings, shirt.

We LOVE all of the pieces they received. The girls had fun picking out what they wanted. I am most thrilled about the coats personally, but they would say the hats were their favorite ;). The coats are going to keep my girls warm this winter! Here is a little more information on what OshKosh has in their Winter Shop right now.
Girls:
o        A great option for
girls winter clothes on cold days is a puffy bubble jacket. With a fleece-lined hood and plenty of weather protection, it’s great for layered looks and will keep her warm.
o        Find lots of fun, girly details like polka dots, colors and floral prints that are fashionable and provide warmth on wintry days.
Boys:
o        With a bubble jacket, bib and reversible hat, your little outdoor adventurer can keep warm on cold expeditions!
o        Sporty and colorful for a cold day,
boys winter clothes like, the heavyweight parka is one of OshKosh B’gosh’s warmest options!

OshKosh B’gosh also has everything you need for a “B’gosh Believes” holiday! Fun tees, cute socks and adorable dress-up outfits are perfect for holiday photos and family occasions. I can’t wait to share the next posts coming up. More giveaways, outfit ideas, crafts, and other tips coming your way soon!
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Disclosure Statement
OshKosh B’gosh partnered with bloggers such as me to help promote the OshKosh B’gosh Holiday Network.  As part of the program, I received product or gift cards.  OshKosh B’gosh believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words, and therefore did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the products I used. OshKosh B’gosh policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. The winner of any giveaway in this program will be randomly chosen and gift card fulfillment will be handled by a third party.

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