The 2012 CenterFest Creative Kids Zones was packed with arts and play activities for our young CenterFest visitors! Families enjoyed great hands-on art activities in the Kids Zone areas, staffed by Durham Arts Council instructors, staff and volunteers. The Creative Kids Zones were in the Ninth Street Bakery parking lot and along Parrish Street.
Activities from 2012 included:
- Autumn Window Pictures – Create autumn pictures using tissue paper, so that when you display it the light shines through! FREE
- Dancing Dragon Puppet – Make your own Chinese Dragon puppet and then dance your way through downtown Durham. FREE
- Ladybug Puppet – Create your own ladybug puppet to take with you as you explore the festival. FREE
- Tote Bags – For a nominal fee of $2.00 you can use fruit stamps to make a fun and functional tote bag to use as you collect items throughout the festival.
- CenterFest Bingo – Pick up a game card to help guide you throughout the festival site, and complete the game as you explore. Completed sheets win prizes! FREE!
- Facepainting and Airbrush Tatoo – Paint Savvy is back to transform your face into animals, superheroes and more! Airbrush tattoos also available. PRICE VARIES – see paintsavvy.com (fee-based)
- Young People’s Performing Company Masters Company presents JUNGALBOOK by Edward Mast – Saturday, September 15th at 2:00PM and 4:30PM, and Sunday, September 16th at 3:00PM in the WTVD theatre in the Durham Arts Council Building, $2.00 requested donation or show CenterFest sticker.
- Kids play activities such as inflatable Moon Bounce and Train Rides for a small fee.
Also make sure to check out the Pop-Up Museum at the Durham History Hub (500 W. Main) for a community show-and-tell of objects old and new. The theme is “Tools of the Trade” and visitors are invited to bring their own objects, collections, and family heirlooms and show the tools that Durhamites have used to do their jobs, their hobbies, and their art.