Friday, April 29, 2011


Come to CMOM tomorrow for Ozapalooza! We will have crafts and activities based on the "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" exhibit. The exhibit will be at CMOM until June 2.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

What are you doing this Saturday!?

Well, why don't you come to the Children's Museum this Saturday!? We will be having a special event, Jamming to the Music: Spring Fest 2011. We will feature local bands so bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnic lunches to chill out and enjoy continuous stage performances! Which will including the Luv Clowns and The Doorknobs. There will also be face painting, Pony rides, animal balloons, crafts, bouncy houses, races and concessions! There will be fun for all ages and everyone in attendance. All of the activities are included with regular museum admission of $10 per person ages 1-100, and free for our members!We cant wait to see you this Saturday! Its going to be a blast! In case of rain, the event will be cancelled.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

CMOM Love!

This lovely image was spotted in the Art Smart Studio. Thanks for the kind words, Marah! We appreciate it.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Finger Painting!!!

Today at The Children's Museum of Memphis, we finger painted for Tot Art! Initially, we were going to finger paint magnetic picture frames. It didn’t take long until we were painting the frames, table, hands and each other! We always use washable finger paints so parents need not worry!

It’s so much fun to watch our tots discover finger paints. Their faces lit up as the squished the paint between their fingers. And while it’s super fun(and also super messy), there are also many benefits to finger painting! Check out this article by Alison Panik about Finger Painting with a Purpose!

Still too scared to try this at home? Come on over to The Children’s Museum of Memphis! Tot Art is every Thursday at 10am. The program is available to all children 4 and under, and it’s FREE with admission. And if you’re a member, its super free!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Recycled Crayons 2: Electric Boogaloo

The programs office at The Children's Museum of Memphis has become a crayon recycle factory! We have 2 buckets of crayon nubs, and we've been pumping out brand spankin' new chubby crayons! In a previous post here, we showed you an easy way to repurpose old crayons using a muffin pan. We quickly grew tired of the circles and found relatively inexpensive silicone muffin pans in all types of shapes. We bought a pan with six star shaped molds. The design makes it especially easy for tiny hands to hold!