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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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Unicorns - Party Time

Unicorn Party from Wonder Kids

Hello and Welcome to our final journey with Unicorns.  This time we are going to share some great Party ideas, when you combine these with all of our other Unicorn fun you will be able to put together an amazing birthday party.

Lets kick this week off with these super easy and great Party Boxes, you can use them to house the kids party food in or a game with instructions or use them as the party bags to give out at the end of the party.

Unicorn Party Box

What you'll need

  • White Party Box
  • Free Printables
  • Scissors 
  • Glue

Click on the picture for the free printables, cut them out, it's ok to leave a small white border around the eyelashes as it will blend in tie the box anyway.  Apply glue to the box and stick the cut outs onto it. Super simple and it looks great 


Rainbow Canopy from wonder Kids

Rainbow Canopy

I love this idea, most people use them to hang over a bed with is fine but I think it would look awesome hung over a present table for the birthday gifts to sit under or over the cake table for a Unicorn Cake to sit under.  In fact just below this idea I have complied some great Unicorn cake ideas that you could show a baker to see if they could make it for you.  I also like the idea of using this to hang over an entrance way. So to come into the Unicorn World you need to walk through the rainbow.

What You'll need

  • 6 yards of tulle for each colour
  • Large embroidery hoop
  • Paracord string
  • Sewing scissors
  • Ceiling hook

Instructions:

1. Cut each tulle color into 2 long strips. You can cut along the fold created on the bolt of fabric. The canopy can be reduced to 4 colors (pink, yellow, green or blue, and purple) if desired.
2. Find the halfway point on a strip of tulle, make a loop and pull the ends through around the hoop. Repeat with the other tulle strips.
3. Cut 2 long pieces of paracord string, fold them in half, and tie a knot to serve as a hanging point.
4. Double knot the four pieces of paracord around the embroidery hoop. The canopy will be heavier where the most tulle is tied, so you may want to tie the strings of paracord further away from the heaviest point.
5. Screw in a ceiling hook and hang the canopy. You may want to trim the length depending on the height of your ceiling.


Unicorn Party Invites

Ive designed these amazing FREE Unicorn Party invites, they have now been added to out amazing Party Invite Library too.   Below the invites I have included some other cool free printables too.

here are some more party printables for you, they include cupcake toppers, straw flags, Happy Birthday banner, food ten cards, party favour tags and more, download them here.

That is it for our final journey with Unicorns, I've had a blast and I can't wait to try out some of these ideas with my daughter.  Please do try some of our related posts below and don't forget to try the search bar at the top of the page for hundreds of great ideas.

Unicorns - Magical Games

Unicorn Games from Wonder Kids

Welcome to our second week of Unicorn fun, this week I am going to show you some great Unicorn games, these will work great for birthday party games or for just some fun at the weekend or during the school holidays.

Lets kick it off with this great treasure hunt, it's a free download, so just click on it and print it off.  You can laminate it and use dry wipe markers to make them re-usable.  Alternatively print them off, one for each player, put it on a clipboard and the kids need to colour the star in for each item they find.  I have included some super cool Unicorn clipboards below if you want to go full theme.

There are ten items to find, I have purposely made them as ambiguous as I could so that you can have some fun with them.  

  1. Something Magical - could be a wand, fairy wand, glitter, potion etc
  2. Soft toy - could literallybe any soft toy
  3. Rainbow - Any multicoloured item, I have included some below
  4. Something Purple - Anything purple
  5. Star - Anything star shaped, or a picture of a star, a star made from kitchen foil
  6. A horn - an Ice cream cone or a bicycle horn
  7. Pink Clothing - Uh yea
  8. A Gem - Anything shines really, raid the pound shops, I have included a pack of plastic gems below
  9. Something that Rhymes with Unicorn - I love this one, I would just go silly with Poo-nicorn and the like, a fake poo or Unicorn Poo slime like I showed you last week.
  10. A flower - depending on the time of year this could be real or fake

Something I have started to do with these new blog posts is have a little search and go back through my previous blog posts to see if anything from them can be fitted into this theme, well this time I found a couple of things that may just work, firstly its part of my Knights and Knaves fun I found these great Horses you can make out of a pool noodle.  Super easy to make with a folded over pool noodle and some felt.  You can do Unicorn races, maybe around obstacles if you turn these horses into Unicorns by adding some cute eyes and use some fab foam to make a horn on top of the head. The other Idea that can be adjusted is the great game of Junk in the Trunk from part of my Sleepover ideas.  It's an hilarious game, just add some ribbon for a tail on the box and have the kids wear a cute unicorn horn hairband and you have another quick easy and fun game.


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Oreo Unicorn 

Separate the kids into pairs, give each team a stack of Oreo biscuits.  One member from each pair kneels on the floor with their head up facing the sky.  The other team member then has to stack as many Oreos as they can on their head.  Time them for this game and only give them a Minute or so. If the stack falls over they have to start over but the time keeps counting down.  The winning team is the one with the tallest stack.


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Hula Unicorn Toss

Hula Unicorn Toss

You need some space for this games, you'll need one or more traffic cones, I have included some below to save some time.  And a selection of hula hoops.  First thing to do is prepare the cone.  Use spray paint to make it look more Unicorn horn like.  You can find loads of different types of spray paint these days, you can get spray paint that finishes with a rock looking effect which would turn this game into a Rhino horn toss? but you can get metallic paints, glitter paints or just spray a mix of complimenting colours like in the picture opposite. Now set the distance that the kids stand away and they through the big hula hoops at the cone/s and try to get as many as they can over the hoops.  Trust me this game is a tough one so maybe if you can have multiple cones and hoops you can set one closer and then others further away.  They get 2 points for the first one then, 3, 5, 10 etc.  You can keep track of the score on your smartphone.  The person with the biggest score wins.

That's it for this week, my fav games are the last two, I think the kids will love those two.  Check out the related posts below before you go and remember to come back next Tuesday for more Unicorn fun where we are going to explore how to make a Unicorn Lunch.