Monthly Archives: August 2013

DIY art for kids


Let your creative siapartments guelphde shine when it comes to decorating your little one’s room. Make arts and crafts time more exciting by making colorful masterpieces that can adorn their walls. Using DIY decorations will give kids a chance to paint up a storm and allow parents to minimize decorating cost. Get your painting smocks, brushes and pencil crayons ready because today on the blog, our preferred property management company Williams and McDaniel has compiled some crafty creations for you and your kids to make.


Print Making


Fill that empty wall space with some works of art handmade by the kids when you try your hand at this ‘Modern Parents Messy Kids’ Printmaking Tutorial. These prints are extremely easy to produce and even your toddler can help out with this paint-filled project. Things may get a little messy, but the finished result will bear a striking resemblance to prints that you can purchase in store. However, you can achieve yours without spending a large amount of cash, while spending quality time with your little one. For all the materials and paint supplies, visit Michaels located on 15 Woodlawn Road West or Wyndham Art Supplies on 125 Wyndham Street North. Williams and McDaniel’s Driftwood apartments, Pioneer apartments, Inverness apartments, Park Tower apartments and Belle Ayre apartments are all less-than a 10-minute drive away from both stores.

Nature-Inspired Cut Outs

 Decorate ceilings, walls and surfaces in 3D fashion with the ‘Bright Eyes + Blue Eyes’ Butterfly Collage. While this DIY project does suggest embellishing the exterior of walls in the shape of a majestic winged creature, you can simply substitute in the shape you want. Stars, flowers or lightning bolts are just some of the alternative forms you can choose from.  To get started, you will need paint, canvas, watercolor paper, paper punch and adhesive pop dots. It is also worthwhile to look into glow-in-the-dark paint so that your kids can enjoy their artwork just before bed. These ingredients are all available from Michaels, which is less than a 30-minute walk from the Regency Court – Speedvale apartments, Sienna apartments, Regency Court apartments Kathleen and the Executive Suites.

Melted Crayon Art

 The ‘Miss Make’ Melted Crayon Art is a double duty DIY. First, it allows parents and their children to recycle the bits and nubs of crayon that have accumulated over the years. Second, it creates an artistic explosion of color on canvas that will brighten up the walls.  The Kortright apartments and Cherryblossom apartments are less than 10 minutes away by car and The Sovereign apartments are a four-minute walk from Wyndham Art Supplies were you can pick up the crayons and canvas you need for this craft.

Board Game Boxes

Before you get rid of old board games or ones that are missing a few pieces, try making the ‘Infarrantly Creative’ Board Game Storage art. This project consists of placing your beloved board games in something similar to a shadow box and hanging it on the wall for a whimsical look. Adorn your kid’s walls with family game night classics like Candy Land, Monopoly and Snakes and Ladders. This DIY craft is also a great way to store board games that you haven’t played in a while, but can’t bring yourself to get rid of. Simply put the board in the shadow box and tack the assorted player pieces and dice on the back in a Ziploc bag.  If you want to create this craft from new board games, Walmart located on 11 Woodlawn Road West is less than a 10-minute drive from the Diplomat apartments, Terrace Towers apartments, Maplewood apartments and Juniper apartments. The store is always fully stocked with a selection of new and timelessly classic board games.


Get your little ones involved in decorating their rooms because you may discover some hidden talents and be the proud owner of art work that is truly priceless.