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 - Super Games

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I've had a very busy and productive week, spending time in a sound studio with a professional voice over artist for my up coming theatre show, you can find out more about this show here.  Im currently writing this from a secret location somewhere in Shropshire where I'm spending time with all the top family entertainers in the UK. Sharing ideas and being very creative, hopefully to bring back a bunch of fresh ideas for my shows.  This week in the kids club I have some awesome Superhero games that your kids will love.  These games are super simple and designed to be super fun on a summer day out in the garden or even for a birthday party.

This is a super simple game and you can use this simple Thor's Hammer you can make from home too.  You can play this two different ways, either use a circle of masking tape on the floor, making sure it's big enough to fit the hammer inside the circle.  Then you'll need more than one hammer, maybe three or four which is why my super simple home made hammers are ideal.  The winner is whoever gets their hammer closest to the centre of the circle.  The version above is a more like ten pin bowling, stack polystyrene or paper cups up in a pyramid.  Plastic cups are too light so don't use them. Now stand back and throw the hammers, one hammer per pyramid, the winner is the person who knocks over the most cups.

This game just looks like so much fun, I really want to try it.  Make sure you have a sturdy table for this one or use a bench or even the floor.  You'll need the Hulk fists (mask optional) shown in the picture above.  And you need some mini ice cream cones, mini ones tend to stand up better.  Tell the kids they only have a few seconds to smash as many cones as they can.  Use the timer on your phone to time them.  You will need loads of ice cream cones, I mean LOADS.  only give the kids 10 or 15 seconds but they could always have more then one go each. The winner is the child who destroys the most cones in the time.

Thats it for this week but make sure you take a look at my older posts (below) for loads of great things you can do at home with the kids.  I would love to see some of you at my theatre show thats coming up in High Wycombe on Saturday 3rd September, tickets are selling fast now and it's only a small theatre.  Come back next Tuesday lunchtime for more great things to do with kids that are super easy and won't break the bank.


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.

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.