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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Inside Out - Fun Balls

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It's lunchtime on Tuesday and that means it's time for another fun craft from the kids Club.  Last week I announced my first ever colouring competition with your chance to win a FREE one hour Party Extravaganza! You can still enter the colouring competition here.

This week I have re-worked something I came across last year.  These balls are super easy to make and don't make too much mess but if you want to make them with the kids I would recommend doing them outside.  They are very inexpensive and I am currently using them to play some games in my shows.  I have found them to be very sturdy and I haven't had one break yet. 

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Lets get started, here is what you need:

  • Red, green, blue, yellow and purple ballons, you need 3 or more of each colour
  • Scissors
  • Flour
  • Bottle
  • Funnel
  • Black Sharpie

Slip the end of the balloon over the flour filled bottle and then let it untwist.  Turn your bottle upside down and empty the flour into the balloon.Then let the excess air out of the balloon very carefully and a little at a time (you do not want the flour to all come out too)!

Once you have all the air out of the balloon cut the neck of the balloon off.

Take a second balloon and cut the neck off it and place your first filled balloon in to it (hole first), then repeat until you have at least three balloons.  I did four layers.

You can now draw faces on the balls, yes you can just get the kids to draw the characters from Inside Out or you can get the kids to draw each others faces or draw a face to show how they are feeling at the moment?  You can now play all sorts of ball games with these.  I use them for ball and spoon races in my shows and because they are never perfectly spherical they tend to fall off a lot which makes the game harder and funnier.  Let me know how you get on with these and what games you play by telling me on Facebook.