A few months ago we made a fun video tutorial for a Play Tipi. The kind of Tipi you would set up for kids or use as party decor. I used our Sunforger®Army Duck, so it can even battle the elements outside!
Anyway, for those of you who just want some dimensions to get started I listed them out above. It’s important to remember that these are just basic shapes and you can adjust the dimensions based on the space you have or the materials available to you. These dimensions were the result of having 12 yards of 60″ wide canvas and 8ft poles available to me. Of course I wanted to make the biggest Tipi I could.
I have talked to several people about pole options lately and I wanted to share them here. Round wooden poles at the hardware store will look really nice, but they are not your ONLY option. You could also use 2x2s! They are inexpensive and will be just as stable. Another good option is bamboo if you have it growing in your area.
Its a play Tipi, so have FUN!