When you live in small space (aka apartment), at moments you have to get really creative how to use space you have available and turn it into something awesome for children to play. Today we would like to share with you an idea how to simply turn a small space just under the table in kid’s room, into a cute and inviting Love Cave!
Deciding on a Space for Love Cave
We live in an apartment and we always lack space, for toys, activities, clothes, books,… pretty much everything! What you can see on picture is one of my kids bulk bed. We have two and they have steps in the middle connecting them. These 2 beds fill completely one side of their room.
As you can see, not much is left for play area. So we really try to keep their room as clutter free as possible.
See that little space under the table? That’s where we have put our Love Cave! Before we made a cave, it was used as a storage for some overgrown clothes. Now bags with clothes are gone and that tiny space is all empty for us to use up for play!
OK, this might look even smaller than it actually is but both my toddler and 7 year old can get in without trouble. Each in her own cave, that is!
How We Made a Love Cave
Setting up a Love Cave for a Child
- Cut purple crepe paper into strips. You can also purchase purple crepe streamers and cut them to height. They should be a bit longer than the height of the table.
- Use painter’s tape to tape streamers / strips to the top of the table. We used as many to cover the entrance to a cave.
- Cut hearts from paper (or use pre-cut hearts). For us, hearts that are attached on the strips are upcycled from a gift bag that felt apart. I simply cut hearts out of the bag and taped it randomly on streamers / strips.
- Inside the love cave we placed a blanket on the floor (the softest we had!), pillow and some sheer pink fabric.
- Add bunch of plush animals to snuggle and cuddle!
Sadly, by the time my kids actually played with their Love caves, it was so dark inside that pictures turned out totally dark and well, not something we want to share. But darkness and caves go well together, specially when it’s a love cave!
As you can see, not much is needed to make a fort, or a cave, for your kids! Hope you’ll get inspired to make one for your own children! And have a loving Valentine’s day filled with hugs and cuddles!
My kids enjoyed playing in their caves and snuggling with their little furry friends! How about your kids? Do they like to make and play in forts, caves, dens? What’s their favorite?
OTHER VALENTINE’S DAY ACTIVITIES TO TRY
- Counting Roses Activity for Valentine’s Day
- Sparkly Red Slime
- Textured Heart Craft
- Free Valentine’s Day Printable Pack for Preschoolers