Writers: Alayna Flighty

Alayna Flighty

Alayna lives in Pukerua Bay with her husband and two beautiful children, where she runs Laynescreative.com. She's a qualified primary school teacher with a passion for the arts. Alayna believes when children engage with the arts they develop their language, fine motor and problem-solving skills, and improve their overall confidence.

DIY Whimsical Wooden Christmas Angel

DIY Whimsical Wooden Christmas Angel

Over the past few weeks I’ve been creating and making fun Christmas decorations to make my home feel more festive. With the right tools these whimsical wooden Christmas angels are so easy to make and just look adorable! Continue reading »

3 Cute Christmas Decorations Using Air Dry Clay

Air dry clay circles and bells

Using air drying clay to make Christmas decorations is so easy, and so much fun! It really is an activity the whole family can join in on. Here’s 3 cute Christmas decoration ideas using air dry clay. Continue reading »

DIY Eco-friendly Christmas Tree

DIY Eco-friendly Christmas Tree-KFM

This year I decided to starting decorating my home early with Christmas decorations. You see for the past 2 years we haven’t had the tree and decorations up until a week¬†out from Christmas. So this year I’m bring the festive feel into my home starting right now! And for one of my first projects I’ve created this eco-friendly Christmas tree. Continue reading »

Halloween craft – upcycled tin ghosts and egg carton bat

Halloween craft - recycled tin ghosts and egg carton bat

With Halloween just around the corner my mind has been on creating fun and spooky crafts. You’ll love these upcycled Halloween craft ideas. Continue reading »

Make a toilet roll haunted tower scene

Make a toilet roll haunted tower scene

We love working on Halloween crafts at this time of the year, it really gets us into the festive spirit of it all. Here’s how to make a toilet roll haunted tower scene.¬† Continue reading »

Garden butterfly ornament art project

Garden butterfly ornament art project

It’s Spring, the flowers are starting to bloom, the birds are singing and the butterflies have begun fluttering! With the welcoming of Spring, I decided to create these plywood butterfly ornaments for our garden. Continue reading »

How to make a terracotta pot birdbath

How to make a terracotta pot birdbath

Well it’s Spring the perfect time to bring the birds into the garden. And what better way than with a bird bath. Here‚Äôs how to make one from terracotta pots. Continue reading »

Boho driftwood wall hanging

boho driftwood wall hanging

Last month I made this amazing¬†painted driftwood mirror, that’s the perfect teen craft activity. I ended up with quite a bit of driftwood leftover from this craft, so I decided to keep going with this idea, and made this boho driftwood wall hanging too! Continue reading »

Father’s Day card and badge

Fathers Day card and badge roarsome day

Holy-quacamole Father’s Day has crept up on me fast this year! I truely feel like it was just yesterday that it was the 1st of August.¬†Time just seems to speed up when you’re a busy Mama! Continue reading »

Bloke’s beans for Father’s day

block's beans for fathers day

Rock on! It’s Father’s Day and what better way to celebrate than by serving-up Bloke’s Beans for Dads brekkie! Not only will Dad LOL with the crazy crustache nestling on his beans, but we guarantee you will get plenty of hi fives for making baked beans from scratch! Continue reading »

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