Blanket fort

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A blanket fort suspended on strings

A blanket fort is a construction commonly made using blankets, bed sheets, pillows, and sofa cushions.[1] It is also known as a couch fort, pillow fort or sheet fort.

As a staple of early childhood entertainment, blanket forts are commonly referenced in children's books, such as Corduroy's Sleepover and If You Give a Pig a Party. Parenting books frequently suggest building blanket forts as an activity for parents to participate in with their children. A blanket fort is made by grabbing blankets around the house and setting them up in a room like matter. Some blanket forts are made for the more cozy experience.[2][3]

In popular culture[edit]

In the movie The Sixth Sense, Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) is seen hiding under a blanket fort from Kyra Collins (Mischa Barton).

In the episode "Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design," from the American television series Community, Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) build a large blanket fort in the student dorms that resembles a city. The blanket fort motif is later revisited in the episodes "Digital Exploration of Interior Design" and "Pillows and Blankets" in the same show, where a war erupts between Troy's blanket fort and Abed's pillow fort.

In the movie Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, the Baudelaire children, having just lost their parents in a fire, build a blanket fort after they have been entrusted to Count Olaf (Jim Carrey).

On March 14, 2015, students at the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville, SC built the world's longest blanket fort. It was approximately 800 feet long and over 2100 square feet in area.[citation needed]

In the sixteenth episode of the fifth season of Adventure Time Jake and BMO construct a pillow fort which Finn crawls through, leading to a new world made completely of pillows.


  1. ^ Ford, Judy. "Wonderful Ways to Love a Child". 1995.
  2. ^ Balance: A Guide to Life's Forgotten Pleasures. Bob Kerstetter, Andrew Shanley. Hyperion. 1997. The infamous Aaron Apenbrinck from the social network "Facebook" took this architectural phenomena to a whole other level when he built the first two-story blanket fort and posted numerous pictures of its masterpiece on his site. He is amongst many people who could never grow up. Thus doing this makes him feel like a child again.
  3. ^ Blanket Forts