DIY Canopy! ... You can order a pricey version from a catalog -- or make your own for less than twenty five bucks, customized with your little dreamer's favorite colors and creative touches. All it takes is a hula hoop, fabric, ribbon ... and a bit of imagination. (How-to instructions via FamilyFun)
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"Hula hoop, sheets and ribbons. Why did I never think of using a hula hoop to make forts?" - Ooh! This could be like having your very own portable changing room for when you go to the beach and they don't have bathrooms and you don't want to get the car all sandy. Just tie it up to the nearest tree/pole/object and presto!
Even the most sociable gnomes need a place to get away from it all for a little while. Or to hide when it's bathtime. When your gnome is done playing, the fabric top slips off, and the frame snaps apart for storage. And, yes, the frame is made of hula hoops!