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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Lego Fun - Lego Friends

Lego Friends Party from Wonder Kids

Welcome to our second week of great Lego fun.  This week we are going to explore Lego Friends, I think this range of Lego has been a brilliant success, my daughter loves it. they were included in my top toys for Christmas post with the set below. Lets kick this week off with some great lego Friends snacks. After these three snacks I have compiled some great birthday cake pictures for your inspiration, then we move onto some really good bits. before we go any further make sure you check out last weeks post all about Lego Movie fun, there are some ideas that you can use with any Lego theme.

Jelly Bricks from Wonder Kids

Jelly Bricks

These are so simple once you have the right equipment.  You'll need the silicone brick moulds like the ones below. DO NOT TRY TO MAKE THIS WITH ACTUAL LEGO BRICKS.  I have seen loads of advice telling people to pour jelly into actual bricks, that would just be a disaster.  The other top tip is when you are mixing the jelly with hot water, make sure you don't whisk it too hard, you don't want loads of bubbles in the mixture because they stay in the finished jelly bricks and they just don't look great.

Wonder Kids Lego Sandwich

Lego Sandwiches

You can make these with pretty much any filling you like, all you need is a small circle cutter, cut the circles out of an extra piece of bread and you'll need to attach them onto the sandwich.  Cut the sandwich into small brick shapes, then you can use butter, peanut butter, jam, mayonnaise or any other sticky edible substance add two small circles onto every brick sandwich.

 

 

Brick Rice Krispy Treats 

One more super simple idea, cut rice Krispy treats into brick shapes and then use smarties to add the circles on top. You can use a little bit of icing or even melted marsh mallow to stick the smarties on.

Wonder Kids Rice Krispy Treat Lego

Here is a gallery of great Lego friends cakes, take a look and get inspired. After this we have some great simple lego builds for you and then some free printables. Stay with us we are going to finish on something awesome.

I also love these ideas for a cutlery holder and napkin holder. You can also find a snack holder here.  You can make anything out of lego that will fit in with any of our lego fun.

Ok enough with the inspiration lest get on with some fun and free printables, first here is a word search  and bingo game you can print out for some Lego Friends fun and then I have created some lego friends invites for you to use for free to.

Lego Friends Invite Wonder Kids

Friends Invite

 

Click button below to print these great party invites, two per page of A4

To finish everything off this week, check out these super cool lego finger rings, there is a little prep work before the kids can get stuck in and finish them off, but I think it's simple enough that the pay off will be worth it. First you'll need some supplies

  • Blank rings (linked below)
  • Permanent Glue (linked below)
  • 2 x 2 lego plate (linked below)
  • assortment of additional lego attachments 

Before you let the kids at these, you'll need to use the glue to attache a 2x 2 plate onto each ring, make sure it fixes securely and is well cured before the kids can touch it.  Now using additional lego the kids can build their own ring designs and keep them, they look great and the kids will love designing a ring they can change a tweak at any time. You can add characters, special bricks, you really are only limited by your imagination. Show us what you make on our Facebook page. We'll be back next week when we take a look into Lego Ninjago! 

Lego Rings from Wonder Kids