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4 Hands-On Activities at EPCOT Festival of the Arts for Young Artists

There’s a festival at EPCOT that stands heads and shoulders above the rest when it comes to things to do for kids. The EPCOT International Festival of the Arts is a favorite among locals. And it is especially great for families because there are lots of interactive experiences.

Besides all the great food and drinks at the art festival, guests (including kids) can get involved in the art. Here are the top 4 hands-on activities for young artists at the EPCOT Festival of the Arts.

Mary Poppins Photo Opportunity with Kids EPCOT Festival of the Arts 2024 - image by Dani Meyering
Mary Poppins Photo Opportunity image by Dani Meyering

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EPCOT Festival of the Arts Activities for Kids

  • Paint by Numbers Disney Mural – Join the paint by numbers Disney mural at World Nature.
  • Kids’ Chalk Art – Beautiful chalk art on the walkway from Future World to Showcase Plaza and let kids create their own.
  • Animation Academy at American Gardens Theater – Learn to draw a Disney character at 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily.
  • Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt – Purchase a Figment scavenger hunt map at World Traders (at Showcase Plaza) and explore World Showcase as you find Figment in works of art.
Paint by Numbers Mural EPCOT Festival of the Arts 2024 - image by Dani Meyering
Paint by Numbers Mural image by Dani Meyering

Young Artists Will Love…

Keep in mind, the Paint by Numbers Disney Mural and the Kids’ Chalk Art are open 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily during the EPCOT Festival of the Arts, January 12 – February 19, 2024.

Paint by Numbers Disney Mural

As you enter the park, make your way to World Nature (near The Land and Imagination pavilions) and get your brush and small supply of paint to add to the paint by numbers Disney mural.

Guests Participating in Paint by Numbers Mural EPCOT Festival of the Arts 2024 - image by Dani Meyering
Paint by Numbers Mural EPCOT Festival of the Arts 2024 image by Dani Meyering

Now that my son is elementary age he is finally old enough to appreciate this experience. We walked by on our way out of the park, around 4:00 p.m. I noticed only a handful of people in line, so I jumped at the chance.

Sponge Brush and Container for Paint by Numbers Mural EPCOT Festival of the Arts 2024
Sponge Brush and Container for Paint image by Dani Meyering

The first step is to visit the booth to get your sponge brush and small container of paint, which is labeled with a number. Then cross the walkway to enter the line to get your spot on the mural. The Cast Member found us a spot that had room for my paint as well as my son’s, we each had our own color of paint.

My son loved being involved! He chatted up the Cast Members afterward. And he loved receiving the bookmark-style print of what the mural would look like once it is finished.

photographer holds the Card with Finished Mural EPCOT Festival of the Arts 2024
Card with Finished Mural image by Dani Meyering

Kids’ Chalk Art

Along walkway from World Celebration to Showcase Plaza you can browse breathtaking chalk art. And tucked along the side of the walkway, you can spend a few moments at the Kids’ Chalk Art station.

My young son felt so involved. He explained, “it’s my first time doing chalk art at Disney!”

Young Boy Participating at Kids' Chalk Art EPCOT Festival of the Arts 2024 -
Kids Chalk Art EPCOT Festival of the Arts 2024 image by Dani Meyering

Animation Academy

At the center of World Showcase is the American Gardens Theater. It is here that you and your kid(s) can learn to draw a Disney character and take a nice break together.

The Animation Academy is usually at 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily.

Figment’s Brush with the Masters Scavenger Hunt

Every EPCOT festival has a scavenger hunt around World Showcase. You can purchase a Figment scavenger hunt map at World Traders (at Showcase Plaza).

Figment Scavenger Hunt Map EPCOT Festival of the Arts 2024
Figment Scavenger Hunt Map 2024 image by Laura Byrne

The great news is you do not have to finish the hunt to claim your prize. When purchasing your map you can ask for the prize right away if that is what you prefer.

This year the prize is a mini-figurine that you can paint yourself. Figment and Mickey Mouse are two of the popular characters you can paint.


The EPCOT International Festival of the Arts dates are January 12 – February 19, 2024. While it is a shorter festival, it takes place during one of the best times of the year to visit Walt Disney World. Here’s to making masterpiece memories together!

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Dani Meyering
Born and raised in the land of sunshine and dreams come true, Dani is a proud Orlando native. She loves sharing her hometown with others from the theme parks to Florida's natural beauty. With over 15 years of experience, Dani is thrilled to serve as our Managing Editor at Orlando Date Night Guide, Orlando Parenting, as well as Tampa Bay Date Night Guide.

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