Parents, grandparents teens and kids alike all jumped in to make a rocket and in the rare cases where the kids lost interest the adults were happy to take over and create their own paper rocket.
But, that rarely happened and I delighted in seeing so many adults and kids huddled together paying great attention to the details of their creation.
When the count down started people all across the event stopped to watch the launching and cheers went up every time that fragile paper wonder covered in crayons and feathers and foil shot like an arrow straight into the sky. More cheers erupted when it did NOT land on the roof of a nearby building.
This is what I look forward to seeing at the OC Mini Maker Faire, not just kids and families being involved and fascinated but all generations and people from all kinds of backgrounds and lifestyles finding inspiration and creativity.
Producing a Mini Maker Faire isn’t all fun and thrills, there’s a lot of sweat, nail-biting and energy that goes into it but, moments like these, when I get a little taste of what the final outcome of all our hard work will be, those moments rejuvenate my soul and rekindle the fire that got me started on this journey in the first place.