Play games, sing songs, and make crafts in the Family Hands-On Activities area! Centrally located this year on the Fisher Terrace, the Family Hands-On Activities Area offers things that are fun for all—children, teens, parents, and grandparents. Pacific Northwest organizations and community members host a variety of games and crafts.
Seattle Family Dance Tent (Friday & Saturday)
Our tent is the place for the festival’s youngest visitors to be active participants in dances, stories and songs. Artists from a wide range of cultures will share interactive songs, dances and stories with live musical accompaniment. Expect to sing along, dance along and engage your voice and body with music from many cultures.
Seafair Milk Carton Derby (Friday & Saturday)
Come visit to see how to build a boat from milk cartons! You can build any size from a Tom Sawyer Raft, to a full size boat to race at the Seafair Milk Carton Derby!
Toy Boat Building & Knot Tying (Friday–Monday)
Join The Center for Wooden Boats for hands-on toy boat building. Use traditional hand tools to build and decorate your boat. New this year: knot-tying and traditional rope sailor bracelets! Fun for all ages! ($2 materials fee)
Active Art & Science: Create Your Own Mosaic Art with Recycled, Finger-safe Glass (Friday–Monday)
Unleash your creativity! Make and take home your own piece of mosaic art using finger-safe, recycled, local stained glass. Create trivets, coasters, mirrors and other beautiful pieces of art. Come be inspired by the dazzling colors of this fun local resource. ($4-$7 materials fee)
Planet of the Puppets (Friday–Monday)
Make and take home a pop-up puppet that opens its mouth with just a thumbs-up from you! Let the experts from Planet of the Puppets help you create an out of this world puppet pal so you can perform for all your friends! ($3 materials fee)
Global Crafts for Kids with Sponge (Sunday & Monday)
Join Sponge on a global adventure with hands on crafts and projects that children will love. Create Chinese calligraphy masterpieces and beautiful piñatas to take home, and learn some words in a new language! Sponge offers language classes for children in Mandarin, Spanish, Japanese and French throughout the greater Seattle area. ($2 materials fee)
FIUTS – Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (Sunday & Monday)
Help bring to life the world of Hanuman, Ram, Sita and other characters from the story of the Ramayana! Artists of all ages can join an interactive activity to color a life-sized illustration of scenes from this epic legend, which is well-known in South and Southeast Asia.