Announcing Art in Action’s Newest Project: Yarn Bombed Wish Tree

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When was the last time you were asked to make a wish? Remember how empowered you felt? 

Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree was created after the death of her husband, John Lennon. The hope was that “wishes from all corners of the planet would give encouragement, inspiration, and a sense of solidarity… and let us all come together to realize a peaceful world.”  She has collected over a million wishes worldwide and they are preserved and stored in the Wishing Well of the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER.

Building on Ono’s concept of Wish Trees the project combines the magic of wish making with the whimsy of yarn bombing and is beautifully tied together with a delightful tale shared in Katherine Applegate’s book Wishtree

The kit includes the tree trunk and stand, assorted colorful yarn, wish tags for up to 8 people, and the Wishtree book. There are clear instructions on how to: incorporate the book into the project; use the step-by-step guide to finger knitting; talk about and make meaningful wish tags; and assemble the tree. 

Creating your own family or group wish tree provides a wonderful opportunity to talk to kids about their hopes, dreams, and wishes, and yours too. It encourages participants to address matters that might be scary, happy, confusing, or difficult to approach. It also opens up the platform to discuss bigger world issues such as peace, illness, empathy, kindness, inclusion, and love while working to create a memorable and meaningful wish tree together.

We hope that this all-embracing experience will bring you just a little bit closer to those people who are dearest to you by sharing your feelings with each other, your family, and your community. 

Interested in ordering our newest project? The kit, including the book, will be available for purchase August 28, 2019. Questions? Reach out to our Sales Director katie@artinaction.org. Follow us on social media for updates!

A portion of the proceeds of this kit will help to fund the development of additional healing through art projects.


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