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Reading Nook

I was browsing the internet yesterday after a nap and found a blog post about reading nooks.  I loved the idea and started thinking of how to make one for my kids.  I had a couple ideas but went with the one I was sure would work.

  • Large cardboard box cut in half
  • Duct tape
  • 2 clothespins
  • String of lights
We have had some extra boxes in the basement for a few months and after reading about reading nooks I finally had something to use the boxes for.  I cut 1 box in half then duct taped the top to make a tent.  I draped lights in the back of the tent and through a small hole in the top so there are some lights hanging down. The whole process was maybe 30 minutes. 
Lastly Little Dragon and I filled the tent with stuffed animals and pillows.  

Little Dragon was excited during the whole process he kept running room to room unsure what to do with himself.  

I told him it was a reading nook and he could spend time in there reading books.  
He asked "How many books can I read in there?"
Me:  "As many as you want"

He ran to the bookshelf (across from the reading nook) and grabbed his favorite books.  He went inside and asked me to leave the room so he could read.  

He stayed in there for 30 minutes then asked me to join him so he could read to me.  Perfect!  There is already more reading going on. 


  1. What a cozy little place to read! I think I want one of these for myself! lol! Definitely would have loved it when I was a kid! :)


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