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Make any day magical with Pacific Play Tents

by Leanne

Sponsored postIf I were designing the perfect childhood toy, it would have two major components. First, it would inspire imaginations to encourage make believe and storytelling. Second, it would be open-ended so it could be played with in numerous ways, which means it would be played with often and be a beloved toy for years.

Take the Painting Teepee from Pacific Play Tents for example. This clearly isn’t just a high quality teepee, it’s a childhood haven. As you can see, it's the kiddos fort. Decorated teepee

Their rocket ship that can blast off to parts unknown and float through space. Rocket teepeeA reading nook when they need some quiet time. Reading teepeeA fire station that is perfect for my little fireman. Fire station teepee… and anything else the kids dream up. The Painting TeepeeSee that heavy white cotton fabric just begging for kids to decorate it with whatever supplies they have on hand? That makes it easy for them to make it into whatever they want it to be. Whether they drape it with silks, cover it in flowers, tape up decorations, or they simply imagine the details they want. Decorating teepeeWhat makes the Painting Teepee so open-ended and perfect for creative play is the same reason why I also love it for esthetic reasons. With a complete lack of characters, decals, and color, this teepee is the perfect canvas for whatever color scheme we're rocking on any given month. It matches our spring decor, it can be dressed up for holidays and parties, and it blends in nicely with our everyday style, which means I don't mind having it set up often, either indoors or out to capture moments like this.Teepee photo shoot two kidsSpeaking of pictures, the bright white color also makes it the perfect prop for photoshoots since it allows you to get good, creative pictures of kids doing what they do best – playing and having fun. It's completely portable for on-location shoots and it brings out a dream-like whimsy that I love when capturing the small moments of childhood, all without taking away from my little subjects. Teepee photo shootBut, the teepee isn’t just for tots. At 64” tall and four sides measuring 45” each, this is one of the biggest teepees I have ever seen, and can either fit an older kid, multiple young children comfortably, or even me with my two not-so-small children if we really want to snuggle. This bigger size will be awesome as they grow, but it also means the kids can bring whatever accessories or gear in with them now for all the games they dream up.

And, I haven't even gotten to the best part yet, the part where the Painting Teepee gets its name. Yes, you can decorate the teepee as we did with scarves and pennants, but you can also paint the teepee with the included paints to really make the teepee your own. Whether you go with a traditional pattern, a paintastic free-for-all, or you simply decorate, you can truly put your individual stamp on your teepee and it will become a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Teepee design
We weren't quite ready to let the kids really let loose on this gorgeous teepee with paints, so we started small with them and always have the option of adding more. But, since all of their games they play in the teepee have some sort of adventure attached, we thought their teepee could use a "control panel" where they could utilize buttons and levers to help with their imaginative play. Teepee control panel
By adding this one simple box, it has taken their playtime to a whole new level in the teepee. I hear them in there all day long making electronic sounds and button noises {which should not be confused with actual electronic and noisy toys that drive me crazy}. After seeing how much fun they have with this, I cannot wait for them to be old enough to really go for it and paint the whole thing up however they want. At that point the control panel is easily covered over, which means their teepee is still essentially a blank canvas for whatever art inspiration strikes them in the future and in the meantime the bright white teepee blends in nicely even in my formal dining room.

I bet you're wondering what happens when we have a dinner party with no teepees required. It's then that I can do one of two things: I can simply lift the teepee off the floor and roll it up in seconds and put it in a hall closet, or I can disassemble the teepee and put it back in the included carry case and within minutes it's put away. For my purposes, I simply lean the teepee against my hutch when we need the floorspace and then it can be set up in seconds by the kids because they have a hard time thinking of an event where a teepee would not be welcome and they both agree the hall closet is far too "put away". Teepee folded upThis is because forts, tents and teepees do more than just give another place to play – they give the kids a space of their own to let their imaginations take over. The right play space can make an ordinary day an amazing adventure or help your little one get lost in a book, all without leaving the house. Pacific Play Tents has the market covered on helping you create that special space for your little one and you can find just about any kind of tent you can imagine by searching their site.

From traditional tents, play houses, tunnels, bed tents, play mats, chairs, hanging canopies, accessories, and of course teepees, Pacific Play Tents has it all. And, not only do they have a huge selection of designs and styles, they are also dedicated to creating the highest quality play environments anywhere. In fact, they painstakingly test each item to insure long lasting playtime structures and not those cheapie tents that tear as soon as your kid crawls in it once. This is why they are consistently being named “best play value” and “toy of the year” by experts and parents alike.

Find out more by visiting PacificPlayTents.com and be sure to connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. You can order their products directly from their website, as well as find them in store at Target, Walmart and more.

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Leanne SignatureA big thank you to Pacific Play Tents for providing the Painting Teepee for us as well as a gift card for our fabulous readers. As always, all opinions are 100% ours.

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Sarah L April 20, 2015 - 7:26 pm

I like the Playchute Parachute – 10 Foot- Rainbow.
Thanks for the contest.

April April 21, 2015 - 5:06 am

I love the Cottage Play Tent!

nickie April 21, 2015 - 6:13 am

I also like the cottage tent.

shelly April 21, 2015 - 7:08 am

I’d buy the under the sea beach cabana

vicki wurgler April 21, 2015 - 7:39 am

I picked the
Me Too Play Tent 48 Inch X 48 Inch X 42 Inch
Item Number: 20200

Thao April 21, 2015 - 7:44 am Reply
Vandenbossche3 April 21, 2015 - 7:51 am

I like the Ladybug 8 Foot Parachute

Terry Maigi April 21, 2015 - 9:35 am

I like the One Touch Lil Nursery Tent!

Abigail April 21, 2015 - 10:45 am

I would use it for a Beach Cabana to give the kids a place to get out of the sun on our beach trips!

McKim April 21, 2015 - 11:07 am

I would get the Tree House Bed Tent for my grandson.

D Schmidt April 21, 2015 - 11:58 am

I really love the Dinosaur Railway Station tent.

Heidi Daily April 21, 2015 - 1:04 pm

I would use the gift card toward the Grocery Theater Tent, my kids would have so much fun with it!

Lauren April 21, 2015 - 1:17 pm

I like the Pirate Ship Tent.

Michele P April 21, 2015 - 2:45 pm

I would love to get my grandsons the My Little Tent 48 Inch X 48 Inch X 42 Inch for when they come to visit!

Jay Dee April 21, 2015 - 4:06 pm

I would get the ocean adventures dome tent.

Jessica Vaughan gengler April 21, 2015 - 7:55 pm

i like the ocean adventures dome tent

Rosanne April 21, 2015 - 8:30 pm

I’d use it towards the Rad Racer Bed Tent – 77 Inch X 54 Inch X 42 Inch – Full

Stacey b April 21, 2015 - 9:26 pm

I’d love to use it on the Rainbow Parachute. My kids would have playing with that together.

ReggieMann April 22, 2015 - 2:20 am

I would get the Pink Camo Bed Tent

Katherine April 22, 2015 - 7:25 am

The safari jungle tent and tunnel

beth April 22, 2015 - 8:28 am

I would get the playcute parachute.

Dawn Monroe April 22, 2015 - 4:09 pm

I like cottage bed tent and the my little tent.

Brittney House April 22, 2015 - 6:02 pm

I would love the Tree House Bed Tent.

Tabathia B April 22, 2015 - 6:53 pm

I would put it towards the pink camo bed tent

Kim Reese Keithline April 23, 2015 - 9:29 am

I would get the Under The Sea Beach Cabana 60 Inch X 35 Inch X 40 Inch
Item Number: 19001

Rebecca Parsons April 23, 2015 - 4:03 pm

I think I would choose the Cottage Bed Tent.

Wjabkowski April 24, 2015 - 8:21 am

I like the bed tents, so cool!

Jessica April 24, 2015 - 5:46 pm

I would put it towards the Institutional Tunnels Of Fun Junction Set W/Four-4 Foot Tunnels.

latanya April 24, 2015 - 6:39 pm

Playchute Parachute – 10 Foot- Rainbow

Melinda Stephens April 25, 2015 - 9:38 pm

I’d use it to get the Tree House Bed Tent.

Julie L April 26, 2015 - 5:40 pm

My boys would love the jungle safari tent and tunnel combo.

courtney b April 26, 2015 - 10:22 pm

I like the my first garage playhouse!
thank you ! xoxoxo

Harold April 27, 2015 - 7:08 am

I would put it towards the ladybug tent and tunnel combination

Denise E. April 27, 2015 - 12:06 pm

I like the My Tent 48 Inch X 48 Inch X 42 Inch
Item Number: 20205. It’s colorful and looks like 2 kids could fit in it.

Kimberly April 27, 2015 - 12:38 pm

I would get the Kinds Kingdom play house.

Anita Duvall April 27, 2015 - 6:20 pm

I would Put the Gift Card Toward the HQ Camo. Tent and Tunnel for my nephews. They would love it!

Lesley F April 28, 2015 - 1:08 pm

I think the My Secret Garden Play House is cute

Jodi Kershuk April 28, 2015 - 8:25 pm

I think I would get a 12 foot parachute.

Leela April 29, 2015 - 2:14 am

Kings Kingdom Combo.

amy rouse April 29, 2015 - 1:31 pm

Dinosaur railway station tent would be great for my grandson Eli

sandra April 30, 2015 - 9:56 am

I might get the I See You 6 Foot x 22 Inch Tunnel

Jessica Cox April 30, 2015 - 11:20 am

I would get the Zoe the Zebra- Chair or the Perfect Penguin Slumber Bag.

Amanda May 5, 2015 - 7:18 am

The Teepee looks so fun and cute! definitely our style 🙂

Pamela F May 5, 2015 - 5:24 pm

My kiddos would love the TeePee Play House

Rebecca Orr May 5, 2015 - 6:47 pm

I like the cottage bed tent for my daughter.

Sandra Watts May 5, 2015 - 10:33 pm

I think the Parachutes would be fun too. I might get one of those.

pamela j May 6, 2015 - 11:19 am

The one touch little nursery tent is cute.

eguiver Yol May 6, 2015 - 4:27 pm

On the cottage bed tent

C. M. May 8, 2015 - 2:12 pm


Marissa C. May 9, 2015 - 7:10 pm

I want one of these teepees!

Erica B. May 10, 2015 - 7:02 am

I like the Peek A Boo I See You tunnel.

Amanda May 11, 2015 - 8:47 am

If I won the $50 gift card, I would purchase either a teepee, or the Knight Slumber Bag and the Charles the Cat Chair.

Racquelle May 11, 2015 - 10:43 am

A cottage play tent.

Tina Reynolds May 11, 2015 - 11:32 am

I love the rainbow parachute 12ft with handles

Lisa V. May 11, 2015 - 4:16 pm

I would like to Command Hq Tent & Tunnel Combo for my granddaughter.

Stephanie Galbraith May 11, 2015 - 4:48 pm

I like the Ladybug Tent & Tunnel Combination.

Stephanie Larison May 11, 2015 - 5:00 pm

I like the Ladybug Tent & Tunnel Combination

Carolyn Daley May 11, 2015 - 7:58 pm

I would love to use the gift card towards the Ocean Adventures Dome Tent.

Lily Kwan May 11, 2015 - 8:50 pm

I would choose the Perfect Penguin Slumber Bag.


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