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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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Dennis The Menace - Chaos

Dennis the menace from Wonder Kids

April is here and we are feeling very mischievous here at Wonder Kids.  My daughter has just turned 7 so I think the time has come for April fools day to take hold in our household.  Every week this month we are going to show you some great tricks and pranks worthy of Dennis and Gnasher that you can use all year round but especially good on April fools Day.

Sneezing gag with water Wonder Kids

Sneeze Gag

Sneezing is gross! lets just agree on that, germs come flying out at 100mph.  Thats why this simple gag works so well.  You need a small cup of water, dip your fingers in walk up behind someone.  make a loud sneezing noise and flick the water onto the back of their head.  As you do this make a sneezing motion with you hand and just walk away.  Your victim will feel gross but its just water! 

Bug in Lampshade gag Wonder Kids

Bug in Light

I love this, it takes a little prep, I prefer to do it during the day, maybe whilst your mum is out? Just leave it in the lampshade and when she turns the light on in the evening you'll hear her scream! print off the template and cut out the shape, you can stick these all around the house, like on the toilet roll, in a kitchen cupboard.  On the otherside of blinds works well too.  Your are only limited by your imagination.

Toilet face Gag from Wonder Kids

Toilet face

This is a great one for first thing in the morning, so you'll need to do the secret work overnight.  First you'll need to take a picture of your face and print it out at the best quality you can. It will need to be at least A4 in size.  This picture gets stuck on the toilet underneath the seat.  make sure you close the lid so that the next person to lift the lid gets a fright.

Come back next week for more great gags and tricks, you have not seen anything yet! Before you go make sure you sign up to our newsletter over to the right of the page and check out some of our previous blog updates below.  See you next week.

Zootopia - Officer Clawhauser Ring Toss

Zootopia Fun on Wonder Kids

It's February and we are going to be having loads of fun with Zootopia this month.  We loved this film and I think we can have some fun with this one.  First have a go at this quick quiz and find out which character you are most like. Just click on the picture opposite.

Now we have this great craft/game, first I'll show how to make a great doughnut for Officer Clawhauser and then we'll turn it into a game. Here's what you'll need - 

  • Large paper plate
  • Mason jar lid
  • Pencil/pen
  • Pastel craft paints
  • Cream colored craft paint
  • Foam paint brush
  • Small paint brush
  • Scissors

This is great just to have fun at home or make it for a birthday party, it really is simple and to try to make things easier I have included a link to some great paper plates below.  

Zootopia Ring Toss Wonder Kids

Trace your mason jar lid onto the center of your paper plate, Cut out the inner circle, Using your foam paint brush and cream colored paint, paint your whole plate, and let dry

Paint on the frosting with your pink paint first by outlining with your Small paint brush and then filling it in, and let dry. Now you can use your small paint brush and paint on your sprinkles, by dipping your brush in paint and painting a quick dash of paint, then switch colors and let dry. Once your donut is dry, you can create a bite mark from your donut by drawing on a bumpy half circle and cutting it out

Now to turn this work of art into a great game, all you need is a small length of wooden dow to stick into the ground.  Set the kids back and see if they can get the doughnuts on the ring toss.  That's it for this week but come back next week when we will be having more great fun with Zootopia.