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 - Big Superhero's

Batman for grown ups Wonder Kids

Recently I launched the official Facebook Page for Wonder Kids and the response has been amazing! We post content everyday, so there are already hundreds of ideas to go through. Make sure you hit the like button so you don't miss out on great Wonder Kids ideas as we grow the platform. there are some amazing things coming.

This week is our final week of exploring Batman and the Justice League and we are going to attempt something we have never done before.  This week all the ideas are aimed at the grown ups! Mum's & Dads this is your turn to have some fun with these ideas.  Remember we have had the past four weeks filled with fun for the kids, you can go back and check them out using the buttons below.

Batman for Grown Ups Wonder Kids

Adult super hero drinks, I have included Joker Juice in this series of posts for the kids but these are strictly for grown ups only! Try each one and let me know which was your favourite on our Facebook Page.

The Bruce Wayne Drink Wonder Kids

Serves 1

4½ oz. black iced coffee
2 oz bourbon

¼–½ oz. maple syrup (depending how sweet you like it)

Brew a pot of coffee and let chill until cold, or dilute cold-brew coffee concentrate with an equal amount of cold water. Measure all ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake thoroughly, until chilled and foamy. Strain into glass over ice.

The Boy Wonder Drink Wonder Kids

Serves 1

3 oz. orange juice
2 oz. sparkling wine
1 oz. silver tequila
Splash grenadine or maraschino cherry juice

Pour tequila, juice, and sparkling wine into a champagne flute and stir. Tilt glass slightly and slowly pour grenadine down the side so that it settles at the bottom. Garnish with a lime slice.

The Joker Drink Wonder Kids

Serves 1

3 oz. grape Jolly Rancher-infused vodka (see below) 

¼ oz. lime juice


To make the infused vodka: Unwrap 10–12 purple Jolly Ranchers and put them in a sealable jar or bottle. Add 1½ cups of vodka, seal, shake, and let sit overnight or until candy fully dissolves when you shake the bottle. Chill until ready to use.

Add 3 oz. infused vodka and lime juice to a Collins glass with ice, stir, and fill with seltzer. Garnish with lime slice.

Poison Ivy Drink Wonder Kids

Serves 1

2 oz. gin
1 oz. St. Germain
¾ oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
3 sprigs fresh basil
2 sprigs fresh mint

Muddle all ingredients well in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, shake vigorously for at least 20 seconds (this will help break up the herbs and give the drink its color and flavor), and strain into a coupe glass.

Mr Freeze Drink Wonder Kids

6 oz. pineapple juice

1½ oz. white rum

1½ oz. blue Curaçao

3–4 blue raspberry Jolly Rancher candies (optional)

The night before making: Divide pineapple juice between sections of an ice cube tray and freeze until solid. 

Crush Jolly Rancher candies with a mortar and pestle, or seal in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin or another heavy kitchen tool. Empty “crystals” onto a small plate. Rub the rim of a margarita or hurricane glass with a lime slice and roll it in the candy crystals to coat, then chill glass in fridge or freezer while you blend the cocktail. 

Combine frozen pineapple juice cubes, rum, and blue Curaçao in a blender, pulse to break up the frxjhsdjhgvcjhsvjhcvskhcsvkhbkice, and blend until smooth. Pour into glass. Serve with a straw (and maybe a spoon).

Alfred Drink Wonder Kids

Serves 8

2 cups Pimm’s No. 1
3 cups brewed black tea, chilled
2 12-oz. bottles ginger beer, like Reed’s or Gosling’s 

1 lemon
1 orange
6 sprigs fresh mint, plus more for glass garnishes

Wash lemon and orange and slice them into thin rounds. Add citrus, Pimm’s and tea to a large pitcher, stir, and keep in the fridge at least one hour or until chilled. To serve, stir in ginger beer, pour into glasses filled with ice, and garnish with mint and a lemon slice. 

Optional: If you’d like a boozier drink, add 1 oz. of gin to your glass before serving, and then stir in the Pimm’s mixture.

Now no Superhero fan wouldn't be complete without some cool hoodies or tops.  These are great gifts for Fathers Day or Mothers Day too.  I found loads in my search So I have put together a gallery of ideas and some quick links to save you time too.


Now you can accessorise yourself too, so if wearing superhero clothes is a little to full on for you how about just getting one of these accessories for the house or your man cave (bat cave).

Thats it for this week, some great gift ideas for the grown up superhero's.  You should try at least one of the drinks I included, thy really are worth it.  Now you think your a big Batman fan? check out these real Batches that fans have made.  Maybe a new Man Cave is needed?

Batman & Justice League - Party

Batman Birthday Party from Wonder Kids

Hello and welcome to the third week of our Batman fun, make sure you check out the great ideas we've posted so far this month.

This week is going to be all about Party Fun, how do you make an awesome Batman/Justice League party?  Im going to show you some really cool things this week but the ideas I have already written about in the posts above work for birthday parties too.  Lets start with party invitations.  As Wayne Wonder I provide free invitations for my shows and I have a great comic/superhero themed Wayne Wonder Invite or you can use the great Batman themed invite I designed.

Party Decorations

Ok we have a few points to get through here.  I love the city sky line sillohette idea.  Very simple to do, just cut out a series of squares and rectangles and mount them to a wall.  This can be used as a great photo backdrop or just decoration. Now check out these super hot focus pulling tables, using the plastic tablecloth you can buy in rolls.  I love the red tablecloth used to look like Superman Capes on the chairs, you could make batman ones with black tablecloth and just sticking their logo's to the capes.  I also love the large comic bubbles in the other picture.  If you laminate these that make awesome place mats or mount them on card and cut them out to hang from the ceiling to make great decorations.  I have included some comic bubble print out below too.

Party favour Idea

I love this idea of Batman signal party favour's, I think the kids will really love this.  The only tricky bit is finding good affordable torch's.  I would recommend trying the pound shops especially closer to the winter months.  If you can find a small black and yellow torch for one pound each then this idea really can be affordable.  However if you just simply haven't got the time then I have included a great ready to go batman signal from Amazon below.  For the homemade torch's all you need to do is use a black sharpie to draw a batman logo on the light.  You may need to let it dry and go over it two or three times to make sure the ink is thick enough.

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.