"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!

For this balloon twisting workshop we use professional latex Q260 Twisty Balloons. 

Younger children may need parental help; parents may require offspring help!

Each workshop provides 45-60 minutes of fun!

(Attention: possible latex sensitivity and allergies)

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

Not sure if you will be open this summer? Try my instruction video, available on a thumb-drive.  My twisting video will teach patrons how to twist 10 different animals ranging from easy to moderate in difficulty. (We finish with a Winged Dragon!)

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I arrive early so that the balloons are pre-inflated and ready for the patrons.  Each child will have several balloons to take home.  (Popping is beyond my control!) This activity is also ideal for after school and Family Night programs.  This twisting workshop may be held outside.

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Two different Magic Classes!

Learn Easy Magic a with Ed the Wizard!


Each Magic Class is available as a live program or as a prerecorded online video.

Presented as 10 week video class with new lessons each week.  Each video class ranges from 5-10 minutes in length and will be available to you with unlimited use; optional Zoom Q&A available.

Each Magic video will teach patrons how to perform easy magic effects using coins, cards, mind-reading, and more.  Ideal for Summer Library Programs,  After/Extended School Programs.

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A new Reading is Magic!

Full of Fairies, Fantasy, and Fun!


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

inspirations to became the Wizard you know!

I(I still use many volunteers, but  from where they sit. )  


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All of my programs follow "social distancing guidelines." Suitable for both indoor and outdoor events.  They are also available as an online program with unlimited use.

Reading is Magic: 

An all new magic performance with Ed the Wizard!  Learn how it all began!

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.

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