This is very very cute , yet very fragile. It is put together by plastic not so sturdy poles they sort of clip together. It is very simple to put together and take apart, can be done in less then two minutes!! My dd described it like stick legos they kinda just pop/snap together. This really really is sooo cute and lots of fun to play with. My DD is 10 and can put this together herself. I will be keeping mine in the box until she wants to play with it as it is pretty big and takes up alot of room for something that isnt being used everyday.
It is very cute but in my opinion very breakable. The poles are a hard plastic (cheap) with little inserts that clip inside one another. The canvas is very thick and a wonderful material. The little lights that hang on the front are adorable and heavy.
Also included are 3 seashells, these are adorable and add a little accent to the scene.
Overall I think this is wonderful for lots and lots of playtime but do NOT recommend this for someone with a young toddler around the house as it is breakable.