I don't know how Kellie and I have never heard of the Light UP Lantern festival before. This year will be the third year of the festival held on a Saturday night in early October. Kellie and I are always looking for something new to do, so I can't imagine how we missed this artistic event the last couple of years.
Since we are headed to the festival next Saturday night we thought it would be fun to have Grace and Dawson make lanterns to carry with them. The festival sponsors say, "fanciful costumes and lanterns are welcome and encouraged". I know there will be some amazing ones by many local professional and amateur artists.
Our "artists" made these cute ones using plastic jars, paint, and battery-powered tea lights. I think they turned out great. I am glad they decided to make their jack-o-lanterns more colorful than just orange. They seem to fit in well with the creative theme of the festival.
Dawson's lantern is on the left; Grace's is on the right.