"Tails and Tales"

Ed the Wizard's programs for 2021

Learn How to make your own Balloon Animals!

Another Family friendly hands on program for all ages!

Each balloon workshop uses professional latex twisting balloons. 

Younger children will need parental help.

Each workshop will take about 45-60 minutes full of fun!

Balloon Twisting: Animals, Aliens, Fairy Wings, and Dragons!

Not sure if you will be open this summer? Try my instruction video.  My twisting video will teach patrons how to twist 10 different animals ranging from easy to moderate in difficulty.

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Learn how to twist and make your own balloon creation.  This workshop is for any age audience or grade level; grades 1-12, Parents are welcomed to help their young ones and to twist their own!.   Balloons are inflated and ready for the patrons.  Each child will have several balloons to take home.  (Popping is beyond my control!) This activity is ideal for after school, or Family Night programs.

A new magic show full of Fairies and Fantasy!

Learn about Ed the Wizard's own story; his magical journey and inspirations

to became the wizard you know!  All programs are suitable for "social distancing."




A new Reading is Magic! 

This new social distancing program is still interactive as I use many volunteers from where they sit.  Full of Fairies, Dragons and new effects, this program encourages children to read and to find their own inspirations and to follow their dreams as I did.


Alchemy Laboratory:  

Learn how to: defy gravity, see through a solid, turn water in ice, etc. 

My Alchemy Laboratory is where “Harry Potter meets real science.”  With the help of many volunteers, using common household items, we will learn and perform magical feats such as: transfiguration, vanishes, levitation, and other forms of “Alchemy Magic.”  Real science such as Bernoulli’s Principle, Electromagnetism, and Optics are involved.  We also discuss the 4 Classic Greek Elements and how Latin was used in Harry Potter for the incantations and spells.  I also donate my book, "Ed the Wizard's Alchemy Laboratory," to the school/library. This program is suitable for all grade levels.


Airplane/Aerodynamic S.T.E.M. Program:

A big hit for both 2018 Libraries Rock and 2019 A Universe of Stories

In this program students are introduced to the basic principles of aerodynamics and flight.  Each student will cut out their own parts as we discuss the purpose of that part and its effect on flight; i.e.: wings- lift, ailerons-roll; elevators-pitch; and rudder-yaw.  After assembly, we will test fly our models and see the effects of the different control surfaces as we attempt loops, barrel rolls, and other stunts.  


This workshop is best for grades 2 and up.  Although I will provide hands on help as needed, students must have basic art and craft skills; we will be using scissors and assembling with tape; all materials are included.  This program requires about 45 minutes for cutting out and assembling the parts, and another 10-15 minutes for flight time.


My experience comes from a life time of aircraft enthusiasm and model building.  From an early age I was designing and flying my own gas powered model aircraft, several of which I still have, include one model that reaches speeds of over 100 mph!  I was also a Crew Chief in the USAF.

Updated 6 April 2021