I think the best part of it all is watching the dragon dancers say farewell to the year past and welcome another with such active excitement.
And then I thought ...
"Wouldn't it be cool if ...
"Maybe for next year ...
("I'd probably have to start now ...)
"I could get a bunch of kids together to make a costume ...
"And we could have a dragon parade of our own?"
Because really? Nothing promotes teamwork quite like a dozen or so kids covered in fabric trying to snake their way down a road.
Of course I'll probably forget all about it next year, but I thought making a design plan would make it seem possible:
So this is what I'm thinking we need:
* Two cardboard boxes - one larger and one smaller
* Lots of cereal boxes
* Faux fur scraps
* Some kind of plastic pipe
* A length of chicken wire
* About five yards of some red shiny fabric
* Paint (bright colors)
And this is what I think we try to do with it all: