Here's an artisan making patterns with nails in the paint he's just dripped into a dish of water. Then he'll lay paper on top to catch the paint and make the wonderful paper designs you see in the background.
This house has been decorated to celebrate a 19th century German Christmas in Missouri. As you can see hanging Christmas trees from the ceiling is not a new idea. I can't tell you why they did it although children will probably say to fit more presents underneath.
- Cookie Molds
These molds are for Springerle cookies (although Schnickelfritz is demonstrating with Playdoh). The cookies have a lot of anise seeds which gives them a licorice flavor.
|Starting a Fire|
Fritz got to start two fires--one with this glass lens and one with flint & steel. He'll have to do both for his Royal Rangers merit badge someday so this was good exposure, but he was less than thrilled about holding combustible material in his hands.
|Fife & Drum Corps|
Okay, these guys don't really fit in with a German Christmas or the Lewis & Clark Corps, but it was very entertaining to hear Jingle Bells and Hark the Herald Angels Sing performed by fife and drums.