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.

Toilet Roll Unicorn Marionette

Toilet roll Unicorn marionette

I’ve started running art classes for kids and decided to give puppet making a go with my 5 – 7 year olds. I was looking for something economical and using recycled materials. Continue reading »

Egg Carton Fire Truck

Egg Carton fire truck

Today we spotted a fire engine parked up at the supermarket. The kids were so excited we headed over to get a closer look at it and take some photos. After checking it out, we got inspired to try and make our own fire trucks at home. Continue reading »

Faux Cactus Stone Garden

DIY Faux rock Cactus Garden

This faux cactus stone garden¬†is a great project to do with your kids, whatever their age. They¬†are just perfect to brighten up an empty windowsill in your home. And best of all, you’ll be hard pushed to kill these plants! Continue reading »

Candy Cane Wooden Santa

Candy Cane Wooden Santa

If you’re looking for a super-quirky Christmas decoration project, this one is for you. These candy cane wooden Santa’s are so much fun. You can just rest them on a bookshelf, or use them as part of a Christmas table decoration. They add height and interest, and will definitely be a talking point! Continue reading »

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 »

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