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Wayne Wonder Based in Buckinghamshire 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.

I would love to know what you think about Wonder Kids blog and how you get on with any of the ideas in fact if you post a picture of your family trying one of the activities from this blog o my Facebook Page I will send you a goodie bag filled with loads of great Wayne Wonder Prizes for FREE!

Here's my Facebook page  - https://www.facebook.com/WayneWonderEntertainment  

Trolls - Glitter Pencil's

Hello and welcome to November at Wonder Kids, I hope you have all enjoyed the October half term and Halloween.  If you're a regular reader of this blog than you'll know about Halloween Havoc, this was the first time I have held my very own Halloween Party where I teamed with John Johnny, another great entertainer to put on a Halloween Party like no other. Take a look at the social media below to see videos and pictures form the event.

This week I'm going to show you how to make your own Trolls Glitter Pencil's, during the Half Term I took my daughter to see trolls and we really enjoyed it.  The film is pretty good, don't worry I don't think it will explode like Frozen did but its not a bad film. This craft is great because it's super cheap to make, only takes a few minutes and once you're finished you have a really cool pencil that your little ones will be desperate to get drawing with.

This is so simple, here's what you need - 

  • Pack of Colouring pencils
  • Glitter tape (could use duct tape, wash tape or holographic tape)
  • Glue gun
  • Bag of bright craft feathers
  • Scissors

Update March 2017

These pencils were featured on a You Tube channel just for kids, watch the video and then follow the link to find more - Captain Calamity TV

Carefully wrap the glitter tape around the pencil.  This really helps if you have a thin roll of glitter tape. I know Duct tape make some great glitter tape but it tends to be really wide so you may need to cut it in half.  Trim the edges so they are super neat.  The craft feathers you should be able to find at any craft shop but I got a bag of mixed colours from my local HobbyCraft.  Use a least two of the same colour per pencil and use the glue gun to stick them to the top of the pencil.  Once that has dried use the glitter tape again to wrap a small piece around the top of the pencil to hide the glue and base of the feathers.  Now you are all done. Why not print out some Troll's colouring pictures, just click on your favourites below.

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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.