It started with a book, 'How to Draw Princesses.' I love that book. I drew and my kids colored.
We also drew some Barbapapas, which are colorful blobby cartoon characters that my kids love.
Then we had this one popsicle stick sitting on the counter and glued one of the princesses on the stick.
Then we cut out more sticks out of cardboard and soon we had a small army of princesses and Barbapapas on sticks.
Then we needed a theater for them so I fetched out a tall moving carton from the basement and cut out a window and a back flap while my kids glued on various decorations.
And as a final touch I sewed some very simple curtains and hung them with a piece of yarn.
I think it turned out rather well.