Last Updated on January 24, 2023
A trampoline tent is a fun and creative way to turn a trampoline into an exciting play space for kids and even for adults. If you are looking to add new fun to your backyard trampoline, a trampoline tent will be great fun.
You can either buy a trampoline tent or make a DIY trampoline tent at home. Making a tent for the trampoline isn’t rocket science, you can do it easily using some simple things like fabric, cord, tent poles, etc.
This article will guide you to build a homemade trampoline tent. Let’s dive in!
Why You Need a DIY Trampoline Tent?
Before we talk about the trampoline tent construction process, let’s discuss first the benefits of having it.
Trampoline tents provide a shaded area on hot summer days. So, you and your kids can enjoy jumping on the trampoline without worrying about getting sunburnt. The tent also provides shelter from the rain, snow, and other bad weather. Hence you can use your trampoline throughout the year.
Kids Play Zone
A tent on the trampoline adds excitement to your backyard, especially for the children. Kids love to spend time on their own and the trampoline tent allows them to do that. They can play, sleep, read, and do many more activities here throughout the day.
Parties and Sleepovers
Trampoline tents are a perfect place to arrange parties and enjoy sleepovers. You can invite your friends there and do lots of fun there. The shade over you will give you extra comfort and safety on the outside.
Step-by-Step Guide on How to Make DIY Trampoline Tent
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to create your own DIY trampoline tent.
Step 1: Gather Necessary Things for Trampoline Tent
You’ll need a few supplies to build a tent for the trampoline including
- Tent poles
- Bungee cords
You can use any type of fabric for the tent, such as canvas, nylon, or even an old bedsheet. But, make sure it’s durable and can withstand harsh weather. And it’s recommended to choose a small trampoline as this is quite difficult to make a strong tent for a large trampoline.
Step 2: Mark the Center of the Trampoline
Now you have to mark the trampoline center using a measuring tape and a pen or chalk. This will be the point where you’ll join the tent poles together.
Step 3: Attach the Tent Poles to the Trampoline
Now assemble the tent poles together and attach them to the trampoline poles. After that bend the tent poles to form a dome shape. Then tie the tent poles with trampoline posts using bungee cords. And fix all the poles together in the middle of the trampoline overhead.
Tips: Most tent poles are made of lightweight, sturdy materials such as aluminum or fiberglass. You can also use thick rods available in the brick-and-mortar shop or online. But make sure they can be bent to build the tent.
Step 4: Drape the Fabric Over the Tent Poles
It’s time to spread the fabric over the assembled tent poles. Be sure, it’s evenly distributed. Then, tie the fabric to the tent poles well using bungee cords. So, the trampoline tent is almost ready to go.
Step 5: Add Any Additional Features
If you want, you can customize your trampoline tent by adding more features such as windows, doors, sidewalls, surrounding nets, or even a zipper for securing entry and exit. You can use Velcro, buttons, or zippers to attach these features to the sidewalls or net of the newly made tent.
Congratulations on doing such a nice DIY project!
Building a DIY trampoline tent is a fun and simple project to add a new level of fun to your trampoline. Once you set up the tent on the trampoline, it’s time to start playing and entertaining there. Kids can use the tent for playing and reading, and even adults can use it for sleepovers. So, have unlimited fun on the trampoline and tent!
Hi, I’m Adam, a certified trampoline trainer and blogger sharing tips, tricks, and expert advice on all things trampoline. With 30+ years of experience in trampolines, I can help you with tips on safety, training, and fun regarding trampolines. Besides this blog, I’m writing books on different aspects of trampolines. Join me to explore the latest trends and get an expert opinion on trampolines.