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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Sleepover's - More ideas

Im back with the final part of my Sleepover blogs.  I have found a few more ideas that I couldn't fit into the other posts but I thought they were just too good to miss out on. You can find the other three blogs using the links below.

Sleepover Part 1

Sleepover Part 2

Sleepover Part 3

I also have an announcement to make, I have now launched the official Wonder Kids group on Facebook, All of these blog posts will be uploaded to the group as well as lots of videos in the future.  Plus as it is a group on Facebook it's a great platform to communicate and share ideas on.  If you find any really good ideas, then YOU too can post to a growing community.  To get started in this group just click on the image below and join the group.  It's will be a growing friendly and creative group, great to get ideas for fun things to try at home.

Giant Naughts & Crosses

I think this would work great as part of a tournament where the competition gets harder and winners get to play on.  The kids that lose a game have to pick a side to cheer on and win a prize if their team wins.  So you could start with rounds of giant naughts and crosses, then move onto Balloon Ping Pong and then on to Gross Test etc. So here's what you need - 

Tape, masking tape, washi tape or electrical tape.  In prefer masking tape

10 x paper plates

1 x big chunky marker pen, any colour will do

Pretty self explanatory, tape the grid on the floor.  Mark 5 plates with crosses and 5 plates with naughts each player picks a side and away you go.  

Design your own Eye Masks

Another super simple but totally cool idea.  Great for something to do whilst everyone is arriving or as a chill out activity later in the day.  All you need are some cheap eye masks (click here), some fabric pens and some stick on sequins.

Before we carry on, I was invited back to the Lollipop Lighthouse recently and I showed the Captain how to make a Balloon Penguin, watch the video below and make sure you subscribe to the channel, it's free and now has loads of great entertainment just for kids.

Samurai Pillow Fight

Use the second piece of fabric to tie the cardboard handle to the pillowcase. Now yell “Cowabunga!!!” because it’s ninja pillow fight time.

These awesome pillow weapons look super cool and take pillow fights to a whole new level. Her's what you need:

  • White Cotton Pillowcase
  • Red, Orange, Blue Fabric (1 yard of each is way more than enough)
  • White String
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard Tube
  • Fabric Pens
  • Soft, Fluffy Pillows

Step 1

Take the cardboard tube from a paper towel roll and cut it into 7-inch pieces. Using a strip of fabric about 12” x 18”, place the cardboard tube along the short side of the fabric and roll it up.

Step 2

Tuck the remaining fabric inside the tube to secure it. Then wrap the white string around the tube to create a diamond samurai sword pattern.

Step 3

Use the second piece of fabric to tie the cardboard handle to the pillowcase. Now yell “Cowabunga!!!” because it’s ninja pillow fight time, just add some artwork with the fabric pens and your all set.

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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 - Avengers Mason jars

Support the Kids Club

It's Tuesday lunchtime and it's time for a brand new idea for my Kids Club.  I love adding loads of variety in the club, with food, games, crafts and even puzzles. There is so much on here now, please take advantage of it by using the search bar to search your favourite films or characters or you can scroll down to see some of my older posts too.  Although as I write this the weather is getting better everyday and you can tell that summer is on the way, I just loved this idea so much that I had to include it.  

Before we crack on this week, you may remember a couple of weeks back that I mentioned I had been filming at a green screen studio? Well now you can find the first of many new youtube video's.  This is a great channel for kids featuring the UK's best family entertainers, you have got to try it and hit that subscribe button.  It doesn't cost a penny! Click the picture below to see my first visit to Lollipop Lighthouse.

Avengers Mason Jars

It may look like it's going to take ages to make these but I promise you it's really easy and I think children from 7yrs upwards could do most of this themselves.  These will make brilliant halloween deco, maybe going up steps to your house or in your back garden.  I like the idea of just using them as a cool night light in the kids rooms.

You will need to make a trip to your local craft shop, I'm a huge fan of Hobbbycraft and I'm sure they would have everything you need for this. Here is the equipment list:

  • Mason Jars (five if you want to make all of them)
  • Paint (we used poster paint but acrylic should work fine as well- you’ll need green, yellow or orange, blue, and red.)
  • Brushes (I started with a sponge brush)
  • Glue (I used a hot glue gun but school glue will work as well)
  • Card stock (to print the Avengers)
  • Avengers Printable (just click on the image above for the FREE download)
  • Scissors
  • Battery tea lights, you should find these at most pound shops.  They look like tea lights but are battery powered as opposed to having a naked flame.  Just to be on the safe side, I don't like using naked flames with something that kids will want to touch.


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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 in below.  Please do share these posts on your favourite social media too.