We missed the Magic Fairy Ball this year. It was in September and it completely escaped me. I was so disappointed, but happy when I learned the Magic Lantern Festival would be in late October.
The festival took place on The Paseo, an historic artist colony in Oklahoma City. Art galleries invited children to create costumes out of paper, plastic bags, cupcake liners and various other paper accoutrements. It was great to see how these simple items could transform children into magical little creates.
At sunset Steve McLinn played a special feather song while performers with Theater Upon a StarDanceSwan danced through a pumpkin labyrinth.
Each child was given a feather and encouraged to make a wish as they danced through the labyrinth.
It was awesome to see their imaginations soar.
What an enchanting evening!
We were busy at Girl Scout Fest 2014, so we weren’t able to make a paper costume. I literally threw this Maleficent costume together in 30 minutes. Bridgy was terrific about pulling together the actual clothes. We used Sullivan’s bat wings from his Halloween costume a couple years ago.
I found a Maleficent horn template online and used some felt I already had. I doubled it with a stiffer felt to make the horns stand up and then spread clear school glue on the soft black felt and covered it with black glitter I already had. Yea! Now, Bridgy wants to ditch the Halloween costume we planned and be the Maleficent fairy for Halloween.
The older we get the more impossible it becomes to play make believe. Maturation, genetics and reality all work together to beat imagination out of all of us. It’s a natural path in human development I suppose. But, so much greatness springs from the imagination. Click here to read about a mom who imagined famous dresses out of paper for her little girl.
Bridgy, you are a magic lantern!