Another year of magic!
The Children's Festival is a community celebration of childhood and adventure. We dress up as unicorns and kitty-fairies and (this year) Superman :)
Magic can be so simple in childhood! The highlights of the festival include facepainting using watercolors (always check paint for whether it's safe and appropiate (not permanent :)).
Clay and painting a giant cardboard castle and hammering scrap wood to make daggers and swords and little houses.
Children create their own magic! They become vivid characters with a few simple ideas. We are surely lucky to have dedicated volunteers who make these dreams possible.
Oh, and the favorite treat! I almost forgot!
A lemon with a stick of peppermint. You suck the lemon up through the peppermint. The candy becomes a sweet straw. The kids love this treat! We had to go back for second lemons. When life gives you lemons, make easy peppermint lemonade :)
Simple things that make magic for children. I may use a few ideas at our next party :)
The Festival, however, takes magic to another level with the many volunteers who go above and beyond to make an unforgettable adventure!
The bride is guarded by a Troll who demands a stick or rock for toll. The children search for the best items to give him. He has red eyes and a spider on his nose!
And a real fire-breathing dragon!
The entire day is an experience! We can't wait for another journey to the enchanted forest next year!
The entire gallery with lots of photos is here:
Go to The Children's Festival on Facebook for updates about next year's event. Inspiring children (and adults) every year :)
Off to Neverland! Or the Enchanted Forest! Or ... ?