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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Minions Re-Mixed - Minion birthday Party

Minions are out of the box

To round off the new Minions Re-Mixed posts I have included here some great simple Birthday Party additions to really take a party to a new level.  First check out this table deco, minions are a great theme for birthday parties because almost everything is available in both yellow and blue and the whole party is easy to bring together under a great bright theme.

Minion Party Table Wonder Kids

I love these super simple cups, just yellow cups which should be easy to find, black paper/card and some googley eyes which you should be able to find at a local craft shop or I have included a link below to save time.

This game is all sorts of fun but I think it's definitely an outdoors game.  The idea is that the kids save the minions from turning into evil purple minions.  You'll need to print out the picture supplied below and laminate it.  One picture for each child.  Then you'll need some washable finger paint and really water it down.  Again I have included a link for this to save you time.  Stick the pictures on a fence as shown and apply a little of the watered down paint to each Minion, it should start to drip down the picture.  This kids need to race to pick up their water guns and spray the pictures with water until the Minion is entirely clean and no longer turning purple.  

Couple of tips with this game - It's almost impossible to get all the purple paint off the picture so you may want to set this as a challenge against the clock.  Also make sure the kids have really good water guns so that they can step  quite far back from the fence and it should make the game easier for them.

Minions Re-Mixed - Minion Hats

Minions Re-Mixed by Wonder Kids
Minion Visors from Wonder Kids How to make them

Here is one of my favourite ideas from the original Minions post.  Now with the extra Minion films that have come out we could make either the normal yellow minions or the Purple evil minions. These hats are super easy and all the supplies to make them should be really easy to find either online or at your local hobby store.  I found everything at my local Hobbycraft shop.

Evil Minion Hats from Wonder Kids

What you need

  • Yellow Foam Visors

  • Black Craft Foam, roughly 1 sheet

    per three hats

  • Big googly eyes

  • Black pipe cleaners for hair

  • PVA glue

Cut out thin strips of black foam into goggle shapes, stick the big goggly eyes in place on the black foam making goggles. Make sure you make some with one eye and some with two eyes.

Glue the goggles onto the yellow visors, making sure the visors are up-side down. Poke the pipe cleaners through the top of the visors for hair.