I had pollarded a sycamore in my garden during the winter and had stacked up all the rods for use in bushcraft projects this year.
My kids though had other ideas and wanted a den built with the rods. As the rods were laid up against the tree I got the idea for a quick tipi style of den for them.
We stripped away all the rods that were either too big or too small.
We laid the remaining rods around the tree in a tipi style and then wrapped some old tarp around it all.
I cut up the middle of the tarp to form an opening and then with the kids tacked it all down with wooden pegs. I then added another tarp to reduce the size of the opening.
I added a few old sleeping bags to make it comfy and the job was done.
My kids spent a lovely afternoon in the early spring sunshine playing out in their new den and it took about 45 minutes to make.