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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!

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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.

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When pylon-obsessed seven year old Felix from North London turned to us for his ultimate wish – to transform into Electroman – it was a tall order.

Felix wanted to spend a day having an adventure as a superhero, and have the day filmed and made into a comic strip.

Electroman and Sparkgirl

That adventure involved a helicopter, a supercar, a power company, an airport, a passenger plane, specific costumes and boots, a pylon-shaped birthday cake as well as a limousine, boiler suits, a film crew, and editing.

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Travelling with children can seem like a daunting task. But don't worry – we’ve put together 8 helpful tips to make travelling as stress (and mess!) free as possible.

Whether you’re having a staycation or jetting off abroad, these will make your trip fun for everyone.

Family Life photo: father and son on beach, backs to camera