I made it with this tent in mind. I've been wanting to make a play barn for awhile now for a friend with 4 boys, one of which loves farms, barns, and all things that live in and around a barn. I wanted to make a barn you could lay over a card table, but she doesn't have a card table, and so....I put on my thinking hat, and came up with this idea. I bought this framed picture for a steal at a thrift shop.
After the inspection, I knocked out the frame and the picture. I'm kicking myself for throwing away the glass b/c I've thought of 10 projects I could have used it for, but I'll save that for a counselor's couch someday.
I then saw a couple of really cute tutorial for a play tent that helped me come up with the process for the barn on a frame. I made a play tent for my cousin's cute little ball of baby, and linked the original sites to that here, and I used the same basic steps, squared.
The verdict is....it was easier to build a hula hoop tent, but I'm fine with these results as well. Now....it's off to the home of a future farmer.