Wonder Kids Blog

Wayne Wonder Based in Gloucestershire in the U.K is one of the country's leading children's entertainers and winner of multiple awards across his field.

As a magician and children's entertainer I am constantly on the look out for new ideas, different takes on old ideas and practically anything I can add into my repertoire.  As a by product of this I come across or invent lots of ideas that for one reason or another I can't fit into my shows.  That doesn't mean that they are no good in fact many of them work great for ideas to try at home.  I only realised this after having my daughter and seeing how much she enjoyed them.  That's why I have created this resource, for families to visit take away what they want and try these things at home.  You have everything at your fingertips for great, easy and inexpensive ideas for your little ones at home.  Going out to new experiences and spending time together as a family is important if not crucial to a child's development but that doesn't mean you have to go out and spend lots of money every time, you can create amazing memories just by investing a little bit of time at home with these great ideas.

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Fathers Day

So this pack is different to anything I have done before because its not really activities for the kids.  I know that most men are a nightmare to buy gifts for so I have complied my top five simple home made gifts for Fathers Day that the kids could help you make.  But before we get to the countdown I have a gallery of really cool T-Shirts that I think Dads would love.  I have included the links of where you can buy them too, you just need to click on the shirt you like or you could always try to get a similar T-Shirt made yourself.

In at Number 5 - Fathers Day Goodie Bags

Supplies:

  • Brown paper bags
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tape

Here's what you do:

  • Using scrapbook paper, cut out a tie shape, and glue it onto your bag.
  • (Before doing the next step, fill your bag with the goodies of your choice.)
  • You simply cut 2 slits at the top of the bag that you fold over to look like the collar of a shirt. Secure them down with clear tape so that the bag can be opened by simply taking the tape off.

No.4  - Sweet Message

This idea is so simple and who doesn't like getting chocolate gifts? 

Im going to take this chance to ask you to look at some of my older activity packs below, there are great activities for kids all of which are really inexpensive, they just require a little pre planning.  Plus if you try one of the activities from the centre post a pic on my Facebook page of your family doing it and I will send you a great Wayne Wonder T-Shirt for FREE!

No. 3 - Fun Photo Bookmarks

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1.  Take a photo of the child posing as if they're holding onto a rope and hanging down. If you have photoshop skills this task should be quite easy and you should  be able to have a lot of fun with this idea.  Lets keep it simple and have the kids stand in front of a white sheet to make the next steps a little easier

2. Print out your photos.  The best way to do this is to print them on photo paper at your local supermarket using the self printing machines.

3.  Cut out as close as possible around the photo of your kid.

4.  Using a glue stick, mount your photo to card stock to make your bookmark a little sturdier.  However, DO NOT glue down the hands, only the head and body.  Then cut out around the photo again.

5.  Next, you'll want to slip in your tassel between the photo and the cardstock backing (that's why you didn't want to glue that part down). You can buy tassels like this from your local craft or stationary shop.

6.  Finally, I used sticky back plastic to cover the back and front of the bookmark.  I adhered it to both sides, smoothed it down and cut out around the bookmark, leaving about 1/8" or so around the edges.

No. 2 - Tackle Treat Box

This is super simple, and a great present for a Dad that loves to go fishing. You'll need a fishing tackle box or a craft organiser, then fill it with fish themed sweets.  The kids will help by eating them as you're loading it up.  Include a special message on the lid to make it a great gift. 

Here's a link for some fish themed sweets

 

No. 1 - Zombie Survival Kit

Now don't get me wrong I'm not expecting a Zombie apocalypse anytime soon but its always good to be prepared. Click the image above for the whole PDF and all the printables so that you can make your very own survival kit. The first thing you'll need with this is something to contain the survival kit.  You could use a new tool box or in this case I found a metal basket that worked well.  Take a look through the gallery below to get an idea of what to include and how to use the different labels.