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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Pokemon Go - Poke Snacks

Now one thing I think is missing from all of my Pokemon blog posts are some really easy but cool Poke Snacks, whether you are having a full Pokemon party, a Pokemon TV marathon or a gaming session, some great Pokemon Snacks will always take it up to the next level. Make sure you check out all of the other Pokemon blog posts I have written too, there are so many great ideas from decorations, free party printables and even some great games too. At the end of this post I have included a gallery of Pokemon birthday cakes, just for inspiration.

Before we get started with our first snack how about making a special lunch for your little Pokemon Fan, I found this great healthy Pokemon lunch and its easy to do.  Another little gem I found was this cool popcorn, I must find out how to make different flavoured popcorn one day.  As always thank you for coming to check out my blog, make sure you stay up to date with my public events too.

Babybel Cheese Pokeball

You'll need, babybel cheese, black card, scissors, hole punch, sticky tape, mcdonalds straw

First cut a strip of the card and punch it with the hole punch. Cut out the red wax on the cheese using the straw as a template for the round semi circle.  Wrap the strip of card around the cheese and use a small piece of tape on the back to keep it in place.

Candy Poke Balls

Here’s what you need to make Pokemon candy pokeballs:

  • Red candy melts
  • White candy melts
  • Black candy melts
  • Disposable icing bag
  • Spoons
  • White chocolate candies
  • Mini M&Ms

Melt the red candy melts according to package directions. Add a small amount to one of the circle cavities and use the back of the spoon to spread it around. Make sure to completely coat the inside. Fill all the cavities and chill in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes to set.

Repeat the process with the white candy melts.

Add a second layer of each color and chill in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes to set.

Remove the set chocolate from the silicone mold, then place the white bottoms loosely back inside. Try to hold the chocolate as little as possible because the heat from your hands will cause it to melt.

Fill the white bottoms with Mini M&Ms or other candies.

Spread some of the red candy melts onto the edges of the red candies and place on top of the white to create the pokeballs. Allow to harden.

Turn the pokeballs on their sides. Melt the black candy melts inside the icing bag and snip off the end with a pair of scissors.

Pipe a black line around the front of each pokeball and let it harden. Turn the balls and repeat on the back side.

Add a bit of black candy melts to the back of a white candy and attach to the front of each pokeball for a button.

Poke Pizza Anyone?

Ok so you can use my Pizza recipe from the St Patricks Day blog post I did a while back, instead of adding the rainbow toppings just follow the picture, half just covered with a mix of cheeses, the other half covers with pepperoni and then use black olives cut into slices for the middle section.

As promised below is a gallery of inspiration Pokemon birthday cakes, find some that you like and see if a local baker can reproduce something similar.

 

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.

Pokemon Go - Poke Part Deux

This week I'm going to delve into some really cool Pokemon Party Decorations, then we have two more weeks of pure Pokemon games and crafts for the kids.  When you put all of these blog posts together you'll be ready to make the most awesome Pokemon Party ever! First I have included the link to last weeks blog all about making sure the kids have some cool things to get on with upon arrival, click the button below to take a look at where we started.

I found this picture on my computer recently, it's Selina my Seal puppet, she was trained as a puppy in the circus, she's very cute, very cheeky and has some amazing talents to show off in my upcoming theatre show - Wayne Wonder's Epic Adventure, click here for more info and how to get tickets to come along.

It's taking place in High Wycombe on Saturday 3rd September 2016, at the time of writing this there are still tickets available.  There is something for every member of the family at this show, please come along.

 

 

And were off, with free Party Invitations, these look great and you can just print them off from home.  I would prefer to print them on photo quality paper but whatever you have to hand will work fine.

Now we need some decorations for the party area, lets start with these Poke Balls, they spell out Happy Birthday.

Accessorise with these free printables, great drinks bottles labels that you can stick on to most kids sized bottles and fold your own Pokemon popcorn box, the kids will love these.

Ok so we are now well on our way to having a great looking Pokemon party, I have included some more ideas below that are all pretty self explanatory but I think will work great.

I love the backdrop here, just use some coloured plates either plastic or paper, glued onto a board.  Remember there are three colours you can choose from to match the teams that feature in Pokemon.  Team Valour (Red), Team Mystic (Blue), Team Instinct (Yellow). This would also be great to take pictures in front of too.

I love the backdrop here, just use some coloured plates either plastic or paper, glued onto a board.  Remember there are three colours you can choose from to match the teams that feature in Pokemon.  Team Valour (Red), Team Mystic (Blue), Team Instinct (Yellow). This would also be great to take pictures in front of too.

Super simple idea with balloons, just draw a very simple Pikachu face and boom instant Pokemon deco.  From experience I can tell you that sharpies make great pens to draw onto balloons.  make sure you avoid any pens with metal tips.

Super simple idea with balloons, just draw a very simple Pikachu face and boom instant Pokemon deco.  From experience I can tell you that sharpies make great pens to draw onto balloons.  make sure you avoid any pens with metal tips.

I love these party tables.  They actually look quite easy to achieve, use the rolls of table cloth that you can get in all sorts of colours from places like Amazon.  You can even overlap one colour over the other and use the black duct tape to cover up the overlap.  The centre of the PokeBall tables look like a paper plate taped on using the duct tape.  Quite simple but when you combine this with all the other decorations in this blog then party will just look awesome.

I love these party tables.  They actually look quite easy to achieve, use the rolls of table cloth that you can get in all sorts of colours from places like Amazon.  You can even overlap one colour over the other and use the black duct tape to cover up the overlap.  The centre of the PokeBall tables look like a paper plate taped on using the duct tape.  Quite simple but when you combine this with all the other decorations in this blog then party will just look awesome.

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.