Forts were the coolest thing about being a kid. Give us a few dead branches and an old sheet, and we'd construct ourselves a remote woodland palace. And unlike our current abodes, the fort never needed a circuit rewired or a dishwasher repaired. It's a bit too late for us to go back to those easy days, but we can at least introduce our kids to the same fun with this Stick-lets Fort Kit ($46). This collection of colorful brackets makes it possible for them to take their constructions to a level we never could have dreamed of back in the days of tape and twine.