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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Ghostbusters - Slime 'N' Spray

Hello, this week we have a new modern classic.  Being an 80's baby myself, the Ghostbusters were huge for me and although I haven't had the opportunity to see the 2016 version just yet I am hearing good things about it. With it being October is was hard to pick a theme this month, remember peeps I always welcome your feedback.  If there is a theme you would like to see what I can do with it, than just let me know on social media.  I covered Halloween last year and although obviously there is soooo much you can do with halloween that I could cover it again but I wanted to be a bit more specific, so over the next month I will be exploring all the fun we can have with a Ghostbusters theme.  This is perfect because it fits in with Halloween, it's topical with the new film released this year and well Ghostbusters are just cool.  There will be party supplies, games, crafts and tons more so make sure you come back next week.

 Halloween is nearly here and The Halloween Havoc event that I am hosting with fellow entertainer John Johnny has nearly sold out.  If you haven't got your tickets yet, you can find more about it by clicking the link above, as of writing this there are still a few tickets left.  Im going to keep it simple for the first week, we have the best slime recipe and a great idea for a Ghostbusters game.


Here is a Slimer balloon I made for a kids birthday party one year, I love this design so much I think I may make it a decoration for the Halloween Havoc event.


This is a super easy slime recipe that is great just for playing with or you can fill pools of the stuff at a party and have a Slimer trail.  You can make these days in advance or your party or event, Ive found if you do this the water and cornflour separate so you just need a large spoon or ladle to combine the mixture together again.  Here's what you need - 

Cornflour

Water

Natural Green Food colouring 

I chose this recipe because it's super easy, super cheap and safe for kids.  There are lots of other recipes online for slime but many of them use chemicals and glues that I wouldn't be happy to let kids play with. This recipe is completely edible however it would taste gross and I don't recommend having some for dinner but if the kids get some stuck under their finger nails and then put their fingers in their mouth, it won't hurt them.  This is so easy, the ratio you need to work with is 1:1 so fill a bowl with 1 cup of cornflour and one cup of water mix and you should have slime.  Add just a drop or two of food colouring, if it's not green enough then add another drop or two. Take your time with the food colouring do not add loads in one go.  Now I have played with this recipe a bunch and there are a few things I wanted to mention.  I have found that messing with the temperature of the water will affect the ratio so if your water is warmer you may need to add more cornflour.  I have also found that if you want to make larger quantities of this slime (not just a bowl full) then you will be using a larger container like a bucket or plastic tray etc.  These containers normally have little grooves and crevices in them where the cornflour can build up and hide from the water so you may need more cornflour when using these containers because it just won't mix the same way.  Get creative, change the colours and this can be blue water or red blood or just all sorts of crazy colours but slime really should be green.

Here is another cool find for you.  These guns are available to buy on Amazon (I got mine for £7.99) Just click the picture opposite for the amazon link. These are brilliant, you can connect a can of silly string to the gun and then when you pull the trigger the silly string squirts out.  Great fun to use them as they are, yo could put or different shape balloons around and have the kids try to hit the targets. You could also go all the way and spray paint the guns black, then add something like the picture below to make a full blown Proton Pack.

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Wayne Wonder is one of the UK's leading family entertainers, a multi award winning magician and balloon artist, he's also a published poet and father of one.  As well as a few TV credits to his name Wayne has performed in three different countries.  Wayne Wonder's Kids Club was only launched in 2014 and since then has changed dramatically.  If you have found this blog helpful/interesting then please do let us know in the comments below.  Please do share these posts on your favourite social media too.