Ford House’s Fairy Tale Festival brings imagination to life

August 1, 2012 by  

Saturday’s Fairy Tale Festival is set to unleash the imagination from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House. The festival on August 4 kicks off an open Fairy Tale Art display that can be seen through to September 18, with 59 fantastic illustrations of modern and classic fairy tales. The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House is located at 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, which is approximately 50 miles East of Ann Arbor.

A wide variety of children’s activities will include face painting, shell bracelet making, pretend sword fighting, and origami making with the Frog Prince, along with interactive displays like the reading caterpillar nestled in grass for story time.

Local elementary school teachers will donate their time in reading stories for the children throughout the day. The stories and activities will be based around beloved childhood favorites of Alice in Wonderland, The Three Little Pigs, Mary and her lambs, and Cinderella. Children can pretend to ride in Cinderella’s carriage or play with Little Red Riding Hood for keepsake photos.

Highlighting the dynamic and multicultural art form of storytelling, the festival takes an educational focus upon literacy and cultural enrichment. Grants for this purpose have been given by the Michigan Humanities Council to support the Ford House efforts. Print companies have likely been consulted for flyer printing and maps of the Ford House grounds.

Tickets for the Fairy Tale Festival are $15, unless purchased prior to the day of the event. More information is available on the FordHouse.org website.

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