Spend time at the Fair creating your own works of art in the Art Activity Zone.
Located on Ingalls Mall, between Washington Street and
North University Avenue. This area is open Thurs-Sat
, 11am-6pm and Sun 12pm-6pm.

 The following kid-friendly art projects are open to all ages and free to the public.

Puppetry: Make your very own Butterfly Marionette
Detroit Institute of the Arts

Every culture world-wide has a rich history of puppetry reflecting rituals, stories, and even politics. Come and learn about puppet history with the DIA and walk awak a Puppeteer!


Motown Music Paper-dolls + Record Cover Design
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

We encourage you to sing along while creating your own paper-doll cut-outs, as we celebrate the songs of Motown. We’ll even provide the template for a vinyl record so you can design your own album cover with your creation!


Burning Bright at the Fair
The Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor

Make a beeswax candle with the Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor! Beeswax candles are easy and fun to roll and decorate. You’ll even learn how to apply beeswax appliqués.

Creature Collage
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Dinosaurs come to life and travel with you throughout the Fair! Make lively, colorful dino’s with balloons as you learn interesting facts with the museum of Natural History.
Psychadelic Projection
Cranbrook Art Museum

Create unique transparent projections in celebration of Cranbrook’s current exhibition, Hippie Modernism. Then, project your creation on-site and take photos with your groovy new backdrop! Hang your artwork on a window at home and let the light filter through!
  Clay Building, Wheel-Throwing, & More...
Clay Works Studio
Get your hands covered in clay as you try your hand at the wheel or just take time building an animal or whistle. You never knew you could come to an art fair and leave a ceramic artist, did you?