[August 22, 2014]LINCOLN - Children attending the Art
and Balloon Festival with their families will have a place of their
own to purchase or create art. As the festival site describes it,
“The Children’s Art Fair is a place where children can shop and
create artwork while mom, dad, and grandparents visit the Art Fair.
Sponsored by Christian Child Care, this is a safe place for your
children to visit and learn more about art. The CCC Art Tent offers
unique art. This opportunity allows children to make their own art
fair purchases at reduced, child friendly prices. It also offers
parents a great opportunity to introduce children to the exciting
world of art and at the same time offers children the opportunity to
In addition to making art fair purchases, children will have an
opportunity to do one of several crafts with assistance from
Christian Child Care staff. In one area they can construct kites out
of paper and coat hangers. At another they will be able to design
3-D balloons out of gift wrap. They will also have an opportunity to
make binoculars from paper towel rolls to help them “view” the
balloons. Finally, they will be able to create wind socks with hot
air balloon scenes on them.
Barbara Follis, a teacher from Christian Child Care who has
volunteered at the art fair for several years says, “The children
and parents seem to love having an opportunity to create together.
It's fun to listen to the conversations between them.” She also
states, “I love watching the children create - my favorite was the
child who made a kaleidoscope with loose parts by gluing crumbled
leaves to the end of a tube.”
The Children’s Art Tent will be located in Latham Park in the
section nearest the library. Children’s Art Fair hours are
Saturday, August 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, August 24
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For $5.00, children can do all the
projects they want to do.