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The Wish Maker blog

We're calling on people like you to join our awesome #WishMaker community and help grant life-changing wishes to some truly deserving children. Follow the work of our amazing #WishMaker movement below!

Yeti Jon, fundraiser

Jon Green is six foot seven tall.  Add on a Yeti Costume and he’s hard to miss – even amongst a throng of costumed people raring to go at the start line of the 2016 Great North Run in Newcastle-upon-Tyne!  He ran to raise money for us – here’s how it went:

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My reason for choosing Great North Run
It’s the biggest, best, friendliest, noisiest, funniest, hilliest, brilliantest race in the world!

My reason for running a Half Marathon for Make-A-Wish:

The company I work for, Brammer UK, give regularly to Make-A-Wish so we often hear about the great work! I tried to keep a line I read on the website – “a child’s life shouldn’t be about illness, hospitals and diagnosis – it should be about wonder, joy and hope” – in mind when designing and building my massive 8 foot costume, becoming literally larger than life.

Make-A-Wish UK

With the arrival of new superhero Electroman, we wanted to give you some tips on making DIY costumes to transform your kids into their very own superheroes.

From jet packs, to capes, lightning bolts and masks – we’ve got you sorted with these incredibly easy methods from around the web. Get creative with your kids and watch them go!

1. Homemade jet pack!

boy with rocket jet pack costume on

Give your little one that extra boost with a cool silver jet pack! This homemade costume is super easy to make – all you need is two litre bottles, felt, webbing and cardboard. It’s sure to bring a smile to your speedy superhero’s face as they race around the playground! Find out how to make it and see lots more tips from Kid Crave here.