I think the kids' favorite part of our Fairy Tale unit is our castle.
I made the castle using 3 refrigerator boxes and 5 washer/dryer boxes. I bought the plans and special rivets from Mr. McGroovy's website. I worked on it for about 10 hours (Mr. McGroovy says it should take 2). I got much better as I went along and if I do it again, I'll get help (I bet I'll be able to finish the whole thing in 2-3 hours next year).
The kids were SO excited when they came in on Monday and saw the castle (and dress-ups).
After one day of playing in the "Paper Bag Princess castle," we painted the castle. It took almost a whole gallon of latex paint that I had bought for $7 from the "oops" section at Home Depot.
I draped two chairs with velvet to make thrones.
We decorated the castle with little tissue paper flowers and flags (with everyone's names).
Finally, we added a cardboard dragon that the kids painted with yellow paint and little squares of tissue.