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Children can participate in crafts at Hibulb Center


April 11, 2018 | View PDF

Christopher Andersson

Hibulb Cultural Center employee Wanda Hayes demonstrates the one of the crafts available at the center on April 9, coloring of a traditional Tribal canoe picture.

Every other Saturday the Hibulb Cultural Center provides crafts for local children to paint, color or create.

The center at 6410 23rd Ave. NE, Tulalip, serves as a museum for Tulalip Tribal history and as a cultural space for people to gather for events.

Museum assistant Cary Williams said that they call their bi-weekly crafts "a fun activity for creative minds" at the center.

Williams said that they try to bring something new to the activity each time.

"We alternate out crafts every week," with a range of activities "from the traditional to the creative," said Williams.

This means there is a wide range of crafts available for children at the center on Saturdays, from colored pencils to finger painting to acrylics.

"Sometimes it's making dream catchers, other times it will be something related to a holiday," said Williams.

The crafts give children a chance to interact with their creativity while at the center, and give them another weekend activity.

"It's a fun and safe space for local children to come," said Williams.

The materials for the crafts are typically set out in the center's Canoe Hall in the afternoon around 2 p.m.

The crafts are more of an open forum without any guidance from the people at the museum, said Williams, but they are usually pretty self-explanatory.

"We just provide the materials and the space," said Williams. "We select and lay out some materials for the community to enjoy."

Hibulb Cultural Center officials like to provide the community with ways to stay in touch with the center, said Williams.

"The center likes to put it on to keep that connection with the community and the young people here," he said.

It's also good to give kids a fun activity to be involved with at the center, just "to provide them just a fun time to create," said Williams.

The kids and families who come to the event have a good time and get involved with whatever craft they are doing.

"The kids have fun, no matter what activity it is they always go in-depth into it," said Williams. "They always dive right into it."

Crafts are available at the center every other Saturday, with the next date being April 21.

The event is included in the price of admission.

More information about the local center is available at their website at


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