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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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Trolls - Desk Buddy

We've come to the final week of our Trolls fun.  How do you like the new Wonder Kids Section so far?  Im getting some great feed back from it and the overhaul is not finished yet.  I have a few more ideas but I think they may have to wait until next year now.  Next week we start a brand new theme and I think it could be one of our most popular yet! First, this week I have these great Trolls Desk Buddy's.  They make any kids desk look great and are loads of fun.  

Supplies:

  • 3 Paper Plates for each Troll
  • Scissors
  • Markers or Paint
  • Glue
  • Optional: Felt and Glitter

Directions: 

  • Print and cut out the Poppy & Guy Diamond templates below.
  • Fold two plates in half. Glue Poppy and Guy Diamond's faces along the fold. Then trim the additional by their ears.
  • Glue the Troll's hair parts to two additional plates and cut off the excess. Glue behind the Troll faces.
  • Use a fun paper or felt to add texture to Poppy and Guy Diamond's hair.
  • Add felt flowers for Poppy's headband and glitter for Guy Diamond. Then color or paint their skin, nose and eyes
  • Add a stand to the back if your Troll needs extra support. Display on your desk and add more Trolls to the collection.

Just click on the picture below for your free templates.  

£3.97

If you are already stocked up on glue/pens then just get this great pack of paper plates here to save you time travelling to the shops. It's a large pack but just search this blog a little and you will soon find dozens of crafts and games you can try with paper plates.

 

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.  Wonder Kids 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.

Trolls - Rainbow Ice Lollies

Here we are into week two of Trolls fest here on Wonder Kids. Last week we had a great super simple craft followed up with some Trolls colouring pictures.  Check out last weeks fun with the button below.  This week I have these gorgeous rainbow ice lollies, I think that Trolls is a really summary film so by the time the DVD comes out I think these fit with it perfectly.  Not only do they look amazing, they taste great and they are a healthy treat too.

Rainbow Ice Lollies

Before we get started you will need some sort of ice lolly mould.  These come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. I chose this classic design but you can use rocket ship moulds, cylindrical and everything in-between.  

TO ASSEMBLE THE RAINBOW POPSICLES

  1. Carefully layer each color smoothie in a popsicle mold in rainbow order.
  2. Layering the smoothies in the mold is easy. Use a spoon or tablespoon to scoop the smoothie mixture into the mold. It’s natural for the layers to blend a bit, but I have noticed that spooning the smoothies into the mold versus pouring the smoothie in from a glass leaves better results.
  3. Once the molds are filled, add the sticks and freeze the popsicles overnight.
  4. To get the popsicles to release from the mold, fill your kitchen sink with room temperature water. Place the mold in the water, making sure the water does not go above the top of the mold.
  5. Allow the mold to sit in the water for a few seconds.
  6. Begin to wiggle a popsicle free. If it feels tough, allow them to set in the water a few more seconds.
  7. Once all of the popsicles are removed from the mold, enjoy or wrap the extras in plastic wrap and return to the freezer.

Ingredients for the different layers

RED LAYER

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • water or liquid for blending

ORANGE LAYER

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain
  • 1/2 cup frozen peaches
  • 1 small orange
  • 1/4 cup frozen mango
  • water or liquid for blending

YELLOW LAYER

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • water or liquid for blending

GREEN LAYER

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain
  • 1 handful (or more) spinach
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • water or liquid for blending

BLUE LAYER

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • small amount of blue food coloring
  • water or liquid for blending

PURPLE LAYER

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain
  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries
  • water or liquid for blending

MAGENTA LAYER

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt, vanilla or plain
  • 1/2 cup sliced canned beets
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries or raspberries

Directions FOR EACH SMOOTHIE

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add more liquid to help it blend if it's too thick.
  2. Transfer the smoothie to a bowl or container, rinse the blender and prep the next smoothie.

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.

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.

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.