Monday, January 31, 2011

Toddler Art!

It’s the process of creating, not the product!

Thursday’s are the messiest days at The Children’s Museum of Memphis! This is because every Thursday at 10am is Tot Art! Tot Art is a time for parents and toddlers to get down to the basics of art. And the basics are usually messy!

During Tot Art, kids get to experiment. This past week we experimented with textures! We mixed finger paints with different elements. The red finger paint was mixed with bird seed while the blue finger paint was mixed with glitter. The final color purple was mixed with shaving cream. The toddlers really got into the painting, some picking their favorite colors other picking their favorite textures.

Coming up with the idea’s is also an experiment in CMOM’s Programs office! No doubt you’ll find different types of arts and crafts at any giving time; many in the experimental phase. A lot goes into developing process based projects for toddlers. Luckily our office is a haven for creativity!

A great idea may not translate into a fun creative project for our youngest visitors. When creating our Tot Art projects, we aim to introduce our visitors to new mediums. We also want to do stuff that our parents are too scared to try at home!

Tot Art is EVERY Thursday at 10am at The Children's Museum of Memphis!