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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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Alice In Wonderland - Decorations

Alice in Wonderland decorations

This week I'm going to show you some really cool and simple decoration ideas that you can use to really transport everyone to Wonderland.  Let start with the easy ideas and then get a little more complex.

First up, I love this table decoration, using the fake grass as a table runner, maybe you can get a free off cut? worth a try on Facebook. 

Alice in Wonderland Table Deco

Playing card garland, in this picture (below) the ribbon is taped to the back of the cards which seems to me to be a lot of work and not really very secure.  I would rather use a hole punch for each card and thread the ribbon through. The teapot below is so cool, I wish I had done this for my daughters birthday party. Just use an old teapot or get one from a charity shop.  Painting is optional but I do love the vibrant pink.  Use different coloured ribbons and thread them into the teapot spout and out of the teapot.  Make a large knot by tying them all together a few times.  This know then sits inside the teapot and looks like it is pouring out really colourful tea.  Get the teapot to hang by tying it up from the handle. You may need to hot glue the teapot lid shut.

Last but not least I have designed these free printables for you.  You can put these on a signpost in the house or outside, just click on them to print them off, you may want to mount them on card stock.  Check out all the other Alice in Wonderland ideas at the bottom of the post before you go anywhere.  remember we'll be back next week for more Alice in Wonderland ideas.

Alice in Wonderland Signs Printable idea

Alice in Wonderland - Party Games

Alice in Wonderland fun ideas from Wonder Kids

Hello and welcome back to Wonder Kids, it's been a bit of a delay in getting this out and to make up for it I will be releasing two blog posts at the same time so check that one out below.  Before we get started with two amazingly simple and fun Alice in Wonderland games that you can try at home or for birthday parties.  I wanted to introduce you to the brand new Wonder Kids Magazine.  This is a free digital magazine that you can save into your favourites and read online or sign up to Flipboard and follow the magazine in that great app too.

This magazine is actually a collaboration effort between Wonder Kids and some of the worlds best parenting bloggers and family entertainers.  It is updated everyday! and being in digital format means that it's not just articles to read, there are videos, infographics and loads of touch graphics to play with.  Take a look today and come back to it whenever you just want to chill out and read.

Flamingo polo

Flamingo Polo

One of the most memorable parts of the story is the Queen playing polo with flamingo's.  This is super easy to try at home, you'll need some inflatable flamingo's and giant playing cards that I have included links to below to make it easier for you.  With the playing cards you will be better off getting the plastic coated cards because you will need to bend them to create the arch and I find the plastic coated cards are stronger and can retain their shape better.  

Now to play this game you can set up a course of bent cards and the kids will need to hit a ping pong ball through each card on the course to win a prize or set the cards up at different distances away and tell the kids that they get 5 points for getting the ball through the closest arch, 10 points for the next furthest away, 15 points for the next one etc.

Pin The Grin Chesshire Cat Wonder Kids

Pin the Grin

Here is a great freebie for you.  Just download the two pdf's below, tape the Chesshire Cat picture up on a wall.  The grin's may need a little more prep, you may want to either print them out on card stock or stick the grins onto some card stock to make them a little more sturdy.  You'll need to print as many grins as you have children playing.  I made the grin's large enough to fit a Childs name written inside the grin, this way you can see where every child has stuck the grin.  I used blutac on the grins for the kids to stick the grin on or as close as possible to the picture.  You will need a blindfold and you can decide wether to spin the kids or just let them try.  I would say that kids under 6yrs shouldn't be spun, its already hard enough for them.  But older than 6yrs they should be spun. 

Thats it for this week, but before you go anywhere check out some of our older posts below or use the search bar above to find hundreds of other fun ideas you can try at home.