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As an architect/designer by trade I am always on the lookout for ways to sneak a little engineering into my children’s daily lives. For that reason I am excited to tell you you all about Fort Magic today, and how we have been using their amazing fort building kit to explore the world of architecture in full scale. We also are giving away a fort magic kit, see below!

Explore architecture with kids by building forts using the Fort Magic Fort Building Kit

This post is sponsored by Fort Magic. All opinions are my own!

I first spotted Fort Magic on a fellow blogger’s website and was immediately intrigued, the kit made it look super easy to build BIG forts using a simple kit of parts. And let me tell you that no architect can turn down a kit-of-parts type toy. Designers looooove kits of parts, so when I had the opportunity to try out Fort Magic’s product and blog about it I jumped, or rather leaped at the chance. If you are a long-time follower of my blog you probably know that I rarely do product reviews, I’m really picky about the products I recommend to my readers, but when there is a really amazing product I love I absolutely want to let you guys know about it! Fort Magic is one of those products. In fact if I were still designing products this is the type of product I’d love to be involved with. There are so many amazing ways to use their fort building kit that I could write quite a few posts, for now I’m going to focus on one aspect: how you can use Fort Magic to explore architecture with kids.

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