For Christmas I wanted to make my little kids something special that they could enjoy together. Pinterest to the rescue. I found inspiration here and made them using fabrics I had on hand, which came mostly from a fabulously junky secondhand shop in Nebraska. It is actually becoming a little tradition for the gals of the family to make it an outing when we are together.
For one tent:
4 - 1x2" x 4' boards, mine were pine select - $8.00 total
3 - 1/2" x 4' dowels, mine were poplar - $5.04 total
about 2.5 yards 45" wide fabric - on hand
This turned out to be a really fun, simple and economical project with a result my kids love!