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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Dennis The Menace - Chaos

Dennis the menace from Wonder Kids

April is here and we are feeling very mischievous here at Wonder Kids.  My daughter has just turned 7 so I think the time has come for April fools day to take hold in our household.  Every week this month we are going to show you some great tricks and pranks worthy of Dennis and Gnasher that you can use all year round but especially good on April fools Day.

Sneezing gag with water Wonder Kids

Sneeze Gag

Sneezing is gross! lets just agree on that, germs come flying out at 100mph.  Thats why this simple gag works so well.  You need a small cup of water, dip your fingers in walk up behind someone.  make a loud sneezing noise and flick the water onto the back of their head.  As you do this make a sneezing motion with you hand and just walk away.  Your victim will feel gross but its just water! 


Bug in Lampshade gag Wonder Kids

Bug in Light

I love this, it takes a little prep, I prefer to do it during the day, maybe whilst your mum is out? Just leave it in the lampshade and when she turns the light on in the evening you'll hear her scream! print off the template and cut out the shape, you can stick these all around the house, like on the toilet roll, in a kitchen cupboard.  On the otherside of blinds works well too.  Your are only limited by your imagination.


Toilet face Gag from Wonder Kids

Toilet face

This is a great one for first thing in the morning, so you'll need to do the secret work overnight.  First you'll need to take a picture of your face and print it out at the best quality you can. It will need to be at least A4 in size.  This picture gets stuck on the toilet underneath the seat.  make sure you close the lid so that the next person to lift the lid gets a fright.


Come back next week for more great gags and tricks, you have not seen anything yet! Before you go make sure you sign up to our newsletter over to the right of the page and check out some of our previous blog updates below.  See you next week.

Ghostbusters - Crafts

Week two with the awesome Ghostbusters theme, this week I have some super simple and awesome crafts you can try at home.  Remember these crafts are not just for Ghostbusters, you can also use them for Halloween too! I have included a button to my Halloween blog post I did last year for loads more ideas.  You can also find the first week of Ghostbusters fun below where I showed you how to make your own slime.

It's not long until my brand new show Halloween Havoc, Myself and fellow entertainer John Johnny are teaming up to create a brand new Halloween experience.  This party is going to be all sorts of awesome with a brand new Spooky magic Show from me, Halloween Games, prizes, fancy dress, eerie disco, petrifying photo booth and loads more.  For this week only I am running a competition on Facebook for a free family of four ticket. There are not many tickets left now so make sure you take advantage of this. Click on the picture opposite for more details on Halloween Havoc.

 

Lollipop Ghosts

These are super cute and easy to make.  I think they make a nice little gift for Halloween or as part of a snack dox for a Ghostbusters movie marathon.  Maybe you want to catch up on the classic films before watching the new one.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Tissues
  • Lollypops
  • Black Sharpie
  • small elastic bands, or maybe use loom bands if you have some laying around
  • Thin orange and black ribbon

Here we go, Use one full size tissue, and another tissue that has been cut into quarters. Take the quarter piece of tissue and put it in the center of the full sized tissue. This will help to hide the colour of the lolly pop underneath the tissue. I tried it first with just one layer of Kleenex, but you could definitely see the lolly pop through it. Two layers worked much better to hide the colour.

Bunch up the tissue over the lolly pop and stretch the elastic over it to hold it all in place. The elastics that I used were small enough that I only had to go around once. Make eyes with the sharpie and tie the ribbon around a bow.

Paper Plate Ghost

This is a cool craft and it works brilliantly with the silly string guns I showed in last weeks post which you can find here. You can hang a bunch of these paper plate ghosts all around the place and have the kids try to shoot them with the silly string guns. So how do you make them?

You'll need - 

  • Paper plates
  • White Crete Paper
  • Normal white paper (could use card)
  • Black Sharpie
  • Glue Stick

First you'll need to print out these templates on paper or card stock.  Cut out the two vale and colour them in using the sharpie. Make sure you don't miss out pupils for the ghosts eye's using the sharpie pen.  Now take the two arms and mouth from the template.  Glue the facial features to the front of the paper plate. Glue the arms to the back of the paper plate.

Cut crepe paper into five strips, 24 inches long each. Glue crepe paper to the back of the paper plate so that they hang down from the bottom.

One last thing before I let you go for the week, here is a free Ghostbuster's Trap.  Just click on the picture and print it out on A4paper or even better card stock if you can.  It's a very small trap when it's built but I think the kids will have a blast building them and playing with them.

Author

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.

Let's Get Loopy over Loom Bands!

I love Loom Bands, I think it's great to see children making them, taking away their time from playing computer games, or being hooked on television. It enhances their creativity and imagination. It takes away boredom, and trains them to focus on that particular activity. Included in this activity pack:-

  • Step by step guide to make a basic loom band
  • video tutorials for two more advanced loom bands
  • Tutorial for a frozen snowflake charm
  • video tutorials for loads more creative designs
  • Storage ideas 
  • Wayne Wonder's Rainbow Loom Band Challenge


Just click the button above for your FREE activity pack and make sure you share some pics on my Facebook page below. As always the best pics win prizes!