I already have a store bought kid tent that is pretty rad. It pops up in like 5 seconds and breaks down in another 5 seconds and ends up being a little larger than a folded up umbrella. It’s good for taing to the beach.
But I really like this simple DIY kid pup tent tutorial over on the Ready Made site. Isn’t it cute! And a kid could easily help make this, pick out fabric and do some hammering or whatever and then that glow of having made something pride.