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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Moana - Birthday Party Ideas

Moana fun from Wonder Kids

The time has come folks for us to start a brand new theme, My Disney review is finished and boy it was a mammoth job reviewing Disneyland Paris, you can read it here.  I am really trying to take my time going through Disney Princess's, well technically lets get it straight Moana is NOT a princess she is the daughter of a chief! I try to only cover one per year because they're an easy option to pick and I think they will be somewhat timeless so no need to burn through them too quickly.

I really enjoyed Moana though, the story is archetypal Disney, the music is brilliant and I think they did a great job representing Polynesian cultures, not perfect, Ive heard some people are not happy about the portrayal, but I think Disney did a brilliant job, much better than say in Pocahontas and Aladdin.

This week is going to be all about a Moana birthday party, giving you some ideas on what you can do and some free print outs to use too.  I have planned four Moana posts and all of the ideas could be used at a Moana birthday party, but today we will be looking specifically at birthday parties. Lets start with some cup cake toppers, a Moana birthday banner and of course party invites.  All are free to download and print as needed.

So thats a great start to a Moana party but how about some colouring pages, these are great to have printed out and ready for the kids to colour in as they arrive at the party.  Just click on the pictures to print them out.

Lets look at some decoration inspiration next.  I love the grass skirt for tables, one or two of these will really transform an area.  I also like these floral numbers and letters, You can buy paper mache letters and numbers from hobby craft, you can slo find fake flowers from their or online may be cheaper.  Then just glue the flowers all over the letter make sure you pick bright colourful flowers for a tropical feel.

Were are going to finish off this week with some cake inspiration, Some simple, some are super complex. Let us know which one is your favourite on our Facebook page. Thats it for this week but make sure you come back next Tuesday for more great Moana fun.

Tinkerbell and Fairies Re-Mixed - Fairy Crafts

Fairy crafts

I've been loving this update to my Fairies post so far.  What I have in this update are two great crafts that are super easy and would work brilliantly at birthday parties.

Dragon Fly's

These are so easy and really cute make using mainly items you can find in the woods.  Did you know that fairy's ride dragon fly's for fun?

What you'll need

  • Twigs, different length's and sizes
  • Hot glue gun
  • Acrylic paint
  • Tree seed (maple/sycamore)

I love this idea, just so simple and beautiful.  First you'll need to go for a trek in the woods and find some twigs and tree seeds.  I believe that maple and Sycamore seeds are very similar looking seeds so you can get a mixture of these two types. Just line everything up where you want it and hot glue it in place. Once it's dried and cooled down the kids can paint them, they look brilliant as part of a fairy house or just placed around the garden.

If you put all of our Fairy ideas together you could have an amazing Fairy party, I found these in my research for these blog posts and although I couldn't fit them in anywhere, I really like them and wanted to share.  Its a butterfly garland/banner.  These would look great for a garden party.

Blossom Bracelets Wonder Kids

Blossom Bracelets

What a good make to then take home after a party? these are super simple and look amazing.  Give them a go, your little ones will love this.

What you need

  • Duct tape
  • flowers
  • scissors

First you need to take a trek into the wilderness and pick some lovely flowers, any flowers you like will work but here we have dandelions, wild violets and blossoms. Next measure the bracelet by wrapping the duct tape around an arm STICKY SIDE UP.  Cut it to size and you have a sticky bracelet ready to be decorated.  Now the kids can stick flowers on however they like, not only do they look brilliant but they smell great too, it's just a shame that they don't last forever.

That's it for this update, I think these two crafts are beyond awesome and so so simple you have to give them a go.  Check out more Fairy updates by using the search bar at the top of the page.