Kids can make there own tens and huts with woven film, tarps, sheets, string and Grip Clips.
"This is a "shelter" that my friend and I made out of Grip Clips, tarps, and string. We fastened two pieces of directly across from each-other. Then we fastened the pieces of string to two ends of a tarp using Grip Clips. Then we fastened another tarp to the first tarp on one side, and then we fastened another tarp to the other side of the first one. Then we attached string to the second and third tarp on each end. Then we tied each string to two other trees. Then we took a half of a tarp and fastened it to the open side of the "shelter" which would serve as a doorway. Then we took another half of a tarp and fastened it to the top to serve as a roof. The "shelter is about 5 ' x 6 '. We plan to sleep out in a similar shelter this summer. "
Adam Zwicker (age 11)