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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Batman & Justice League - Snacks

Batman party food from Wayne Wonder

It's another new week and I have a whole bunch of perfect treats for any little batman fans out there. Last week I launched a brand new party concept.  Magic Skillz is a new party option for children aged 9-12yrs, I can come along and wow the guests with an award winning close up magic show, I then spend the rest of the party teaching the guests how to perform some of the magic tricks they have just seen.  This is a really unique type of party where the guests leave feeling empowered by the new skills they have learned and will be showing all their friends and family the new tricks.

Magic Skillz party from Wayne Wonder

Party for kids 9+

Find out more about this great new idea in birthday parties  and get a quote in minutes for Wayne Wonder to come to your party.

Lets kick this week off with some super easy snacks, I'll warn you now that these are not the healthiest of snacks but a treat every now and again like at a birthday party is no problem what so ever.

Harley Quinn Hammers

Just blocks of cheese with a toothpick inserted into them, thats it, it doesn't get much easier.

Harley Quinn Hammers from Wonder Kids

Poison Ivy Seeds

Two shades of green M&M's in a bowl, you see I told you this was simple. You can buy the M&M's here

Poison Ivy Seeds from Wonder Kids
Batman Crisp Cones Wonder Kids

Crisp Cones

Another quick simple idea, roll coloured card into a cone shape and tape them together, add the superhero logo to the top of the cone and fill with the kids favourite crisps. This is a great way of controlling how many crisps the kids eat.  If you roll the cone up tighter than you can even fill them with less than an entire bag of crisps. Fun and healthier for the kids.  These ones are all Batman but just change the colours and logo for at the whole of the Justice League.  I have included a list of them below.


Click on the picture to watch the How to video

Click on the picture to watch the How to video

Are you ready to go more in depth? Lets start with these awesome Oreo cake pops.  You can have the entire Justice League in cake pop form.  You will need some food colouring pens so I have added a link below to save you some time.  Just click on the picture of them to be zoomed through the internet to the creator's video.  It's a great step by step video, they are easy to make, you CAN do this.

£7.75

So who are the Justice League, they are a team of Superhero's that came into existence before the Avengers.  The original team consisted of Batman, Aquaman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Superman, Wonder Woman and Martian Man Hunter.  The tea, has since grown and some members have left to go on other adventures etc.  Make sure you come back next week for more Batman and the Justice League fun, we are going to be doing something that we have never done before! You don't want to miss that one.  Before you go you will need a great drink to wash down all of these treats so how about some Joker Juice? You can also find all of our other Justice League ideas using the buttons below. 

Joker Juice from Wonder Kids

Ingredients:
Lime Sorbet (Lemon & Lime sorbet works too)
Lemon-Lime Soda (Lilt or sprite)
Fresh Limes

 Directions:

Slice limes and put in the bottom of the pitcher of punch bowl.  For the pitcher, slice at least four limes (the more the merrier) and for the punch bowl, slice up at least six.Next add in the lime sorbet.  For a pitcher you’re looking at 8-10 scoops of sorbet and for the punch bowl, the entire container.Next it’s time for the lemon-lime soda (use your favorite brand).  If you want the fun foaming effect just pour it on in.  If you want less foam, gently pour the soda into the pitcher or punch bowl until it’s filled.

Batman & Justice League - Superhero Training

Justice League Header from Wonder Kids

Welcome to May here at Wonder Kids, Summer is nearly here and we are really ramping up, not only will we have bumper posts every week this month whilst we explore how we can have fun with Batman and the Justice League.  We will also be updating the Seasonal section of the site, ready for Summer and I have a brand new Re-Mix post to share, you can still check out the current one here. On top of all of this I will have dozens of new recipes for the Kids Kitchen, a top secret Magic Convention that I will be attending and writing about and A family trip to Disneyland Paris planned too. Of course I will be writing about that trip too. So this month is scheduled to be crazy! With lots of bookings in the diary too, I just received some prototype shoes from Nike, take a look in the video below.

This first week I am going to show you some super fun games you can play with a Batman and the Justice League theme.  I have already explored Marvel and the Avengers which you can take a look by just clicking on Hulk.

Superhero Strike from Wonder Kids

Super Villain Strike

This great game is super simple to put together, in fact I did something similar for the Minions.  Empty some 1 or 2ltr drinks bottles, clean and dry them and then use spray paint to paint each one a different colour.  The person that knocks the most pins over is the winner.  Make it harder by adding sand/water into the pins so that they are harder to knock over.


Superhero Training from Wonder Kids

Superhero Training Boards

Little Superhero's will love this game, you hold a small board facing the ground and ask each child to hit the board as hard as they can.  If they are able to break the board they win a prize.  The boards used are very thin Polystyrine.  To make it super simple I have included a link for some polystyrene boards below, just cut them into small planks and there is plenty of fun to be had.


Here are a couple of quick ideas, How about trying to Tie up the Super Villain, use paper streamers or toilet roll and give the kids a time limit, the person that ties up their villain the best is the winner, Also how about Can you Unfreeze Batman? or any other superhero you have around.  Use either a balloon or cake tin to encapsulate the superhero in ice.  I find that at the very least they will need to be in the freezer overnight normally two to make them really solid.  I have done this with my family many times with many different themes, I tried it with Dinosaurs using balloons, you can just have them squirt warm water at the ice or you can try giving them small toy hammers to bash at the ice or turn it into a little science experiment by showing them the affect salt has on ice.

Shoot the villains game from Wonder Kids

Shoot the Villains (Target Practise)

I love this idea, you'll need some silly string for the kids to shoot the villains.  You can just get some cans and let the kids spray the villains or you can get these awesome silly string guns.  I found these a while back and used them to finish my halloween shows, spraying all the kids with silly string.   It was tons of fun but I think it would work brilliantly in this game.  

I have included a link to buy them to save you some time trying to find them.  I have never found them in a store only online. In the UK you can buy them from Tesco online but again I have never seen them actually in store.  You may be able to find them on eBay but I couldn't find any on Amazon.

 

Now you need some targets.  I have made below a bunch of super villains on A4 sheets of paper that you can print out.  You can choose to mount these on a board like in the picture above or what I would like to do is hang them on a washing line with either cable ties or just pegs and the get the kids shoot them.  If you have a rotating washing line you can spin the pictures a little and create a real challenge for the kids.

Thats it for our first week of Batman and the Justice League but make sure you come back next Tuesday for even more great ideas.