First lady Melania Trump stopped at Anchorage's Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Friday on her way back from Beijing. 

During her visit, she met with soldiers and their family members who were taking part in the Month of the Military Family Celebration.

 

She shook hands with attendees and even took part in some arts and crafts with local school children. 

The first lady rolled a ball out of Play-Doh, played a harmonica she made from household materials and watched kids construct a fish out of a compact disc and glitter during her visit. 

Trump spent about 35 minutes Friday with students and teachers with the child and youth programs at JBER in Anchorage.

She visited the base during a refueling stop after spending most of the last week in Asia with her husband, President Donald Trump. He remains in Asia on official business.

Trump also shook hands with parents and other military family members before departing from the base for Washington, D.C.

Veterans Day is Saturday this year, but the federal holiday is officially observed on Friday. 

Watch the full video of the visit below:

 
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