Colorful crafters carefully traced patterns, snipped around outlines and carefully tied streamers to create one part of the multi-dimensional Firebird Festival on Saturday.
More than 50 people stopped by St. John's UCC on Saturday to craft flying bird wands for the Firebird Festival Parade on Dec. 10. Participants will bring the wands to the Kiwanis Children's Plaza at Bridge and Bank streets and "fly into the parade," according to Victoria O'Neill, the artist behind the wand-making workshop.
O'Neill carefully laid out colorful papers, crayons, sticks, streamers and more to make artists of all ages feel at home with making the colorful creations.
To see the finished products, just keep your eyes out during the parade on Dec. 10. The parade begins at Starr Street and moves down to the festival in the 300 block of Bridge Street.