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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Captain America Civil War - Who's side are you on?

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It's a new month and a brand new theme.  I can't  believe it's taken well over a year to get some super hero's in the Kids Club.  So who's side are you on?  Let me know in the comments below.  It's been really weird for me watching these super hero films take off because I was much more of a DC guy growing up, I used to go to our local park and some of the older kids would have comics that we would sit and read, I just connected with the darker stories that DC tended to have.  I know Marvel have some dark stuff too but DC seemed to have more for me.  However I have to tip my magic hat to team Marvel and the universe they have created with the films it is absolutely brilliant, not perfect but still brilliant. If only Warner Bros. had the foresight to get their universe started with the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy. What could have been. I hope you don't mind but I am going to bend the theme a little this month, Im going to include all of the Avengers into the theme not just the Civil war film characters.  This is because whatever happens in this film will affect the next Avengers film.  Good you don't mind. Lets go!

Here's what you need to make this super easy and awesome Thor Hammer.  If you like this you may like to make really easy and cheap light sabres here.

  • Tissue Box full
  • Paper Towl Tube
  • Duct Tape
  • Kitchen Foil
  • Parcel paper or brown fable (sticky back plastic)

I started with a full tissue box, to lend weight to the hammer. I put my paper towel tube into the opening of the box, and began running duct tape around to secure it.

I tried to run it in straight lines to keep a “clean” hammer appearance. Once you have secured the tissue box to the tube, take the tin foil and ball it up, stuffing it into the opening of the tube. This gives your cardboard handle some stuffing to brace the heavy box (and tiny grips!)

Wrap duct tape around the rest of the tube, over the end, and finish covering the box. An extra layer will add support to both the “hammer” and the “handle”.

Once you are fully covered, take an 8×10 piece of brown paper, duct tape paper, or vinyl, and wrap around the center of the “handle”. I used vinyl for mine, since I always have it on hand.

And you’re done!! That’s all there is to it. Took me less than twenty minutes! That hammer is STILL hanging around today, almost six months later.

Have you seen this handsome chap? He goes by the name of Captain Calamity and this is a picture taken from his new and excellent YouTube channel.  It's all about fun for kids with arts and crafts, magic, storytelling, circus and loads more.  Click on the picture to go and have a look at his channel.  Make sure you subscribe to his channel (it's free) and you may see a certain Mr Wonder on there soon.