Make magic out of thin air

Felicity from thin air

I can’t really describe ‘Felicity From Thin Air’ but I can tell you I really like what I’ve seen so far. I can also tell you to be quick – Felicity fun only lasts until the end of this year. It has been called “a conspiracy of fun”, a “delightfully multi-faceted” project and “partly crafty, partly artistic, partly interactive and entirely fun”. Intrigued? I was.

Felicity From Thin Air is a special interactive online event created by a team including Ian Chia from Being Prudence, illustrators Claire Robertson (aka Loobylu) and Roland Harvey, handmade fashion label Evielala, Amber Carvan (Kids Craft Weekly) and more. United by their common desire to inspire and delight children in new and innovative ways, Felicity From Thin Air lets you access specially created family activities and arts and crafts projects over the next month.

Send in photos of your family’s artwork and contribute to the world’s largest online exhibition of children’s art and craft ever – impressively, every child’s artwork that is sent in will be featured so that they feel special and loved.

If you are not convinced, take a look at the website that includes beautiful illustrations and fabulous photos featuring gorgeous handmade toys – it’s a good indication of the calibre of this project. I also like the quirky writing style. For example, the first question in the FAQs section is “Why did Felicity’s bunny hurt his eye?” The answer is so sweet and amazingly creative that it has to be shared – “When you play sky pirates, you need to be careful not to fall on your tin-foil sword. We hope he’ll feel better soon (but he IS enjoying his eye-patch and gets extra cuddles.)”

I may not be organised enough at this time of year to do all the suggested family activities and craft projects but I will be watching Felicity closely – the concept is fresh, exciting and, I suspect, the start of something much bigger.

Felicity From Thin Air will soon be supported by an iPhone app although we’ll have to wait and see if Felicity iPhone magic is available to Australian customers.

The Felicity From Thin Air project is free. Sign up here.

Felicity from thin air

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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