Youth Area

Be A Kid

Have you ever made your own paper? Have you ever made your own paper from a bike powered blender? Meet Barabra:

Each year, EarthFest offers a space just for kids. This “free build” Makers Space for crafts and creative exploration offers kid friendly activities and projects. Kids will be able to approach the station and build crafts out of the provided recyclable materials with the guidance of volunteers. And yes, they can hop on Barbara and blend their own paper. Besides crafts, the Youth Area has a variety of green games and activities hosted by community partners each year.


  • Coloring
  • Pop
    Top Necklace
  • Sock
    or Sleeve Puppet
  • T-shirt
  • Spectrascope
  • Cardboard
    Paper Roll Planter
  • Cardboard
    Paper Roll Matchbox Car
  • Cardboard
    Paper Roll Airplane
  • Cardboard
    Paper Roll Snake
  • Cardboard
    Marionette Bird
  • Cardboard
    Tube Owl
  • Pet
    Rock with Knox Rocks Facebook Group
  • Paper
    Tube Bird Feeders with the Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center

Active Games

  • Recycle
    Relay Race
  • Giant
    Environmental Matching Game

Youth Area Community Partners hosting events and activities at EarthFest 2018:

  • Knox
    County Storm Water will be hosting their Enviroscape.
  • Knoxville
    City Schools will be hosting their Recycled Art Show.
  • Knox
    Makers will be hosting Brenda the Bike Blender and recycled paper demo.
  • Monsters
    Made With Love & Bearden High Environmental club will be hosting a
    self-love sewing workshop, beginning at 11:00 and again at 2:00. Maximum
    of 20 per session! Please register at the youth area to secure your place
    or it’s first come, first served.
  • Kundalini
    Rising will be teaching kid’s yoga workshops at 11:00, 11:30, and 1:00.
    11:00: Wiggle and Giggle (Ages 3-7) – Enjoy some fun while learning easy
    poses, rhymes and relaxation.
    11:30: Creative Movement for Mommy and Me! – Fun yoga songs and games for
    1:00: Sonic Body (Ages 7-10) – Free spirit yoga for body and mind!
  • Sierra
    Club will be hosting pine cone bird feeders and leaf rubbing.
  • Knoxville
    Arts & Fine Crafts Center will be hosting recycled paper roll bird

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