Lea Craine Children’s Entertainment

Lea Craine is a talented children’s entertainer based in Dayton, Ohio, and is the sister and mentor of fellow entertainer Erica Carlson. If you’ve met Lea, then you know she is dedicated to her job and loves interacting with children of all ages. She is exceptional at talking with children, instead of at them!


Balloon Sculpting

Lea has been twisting balloons for over two decades! It’s fun just to watch—how do her fingers move that fast? She loves designing children’s favorite cartoon characters and can think on her feet with unique requests.

Balloon Workshop

Lea teaches the basic balloon twists and some tricks of the trade on tying balloons. Children sculpt their own creations to take home. For those who’ve loved it in the past, Level 2 is now available with a short review and more advanced sculpting. Both hour-long, hands-on Workshops are best for school-age children. This is a really great and unique program with no mess for the host! Tables and chairs are optional.

Magic & Storytelling Shows

Lea has several popular entertainment options and will tailor them to fit your budget, timeframe, and expected number in attendance.

  • “Lea’s Comedy Magic Show”
  • The “Silly-time Storytime” Show

Face Painting

Lea’s face painting skills range from simple cheek art to full face designs. Face painting is a great complement to balloon sculpting or a magic show for private parties, and it also works well at larger events.


Lea’s skills are a great addition at many events and venues:

  • Libraries
  • Schools
  • Child Care Centers
  • Corporate Events
  • Private Parties

Booking your event

Lea will help you decide what entertainment and schedule is best for your event. Once you book Lea, she will email you an invoice with all the details (or she can bring it to the event). The week of your event, she will call ahead to confirm the details. On the day of your event, she will arrive on time and be professional and enthusiastic.


Lea has always loved working with and entertaining kids of all ages. She has a bachelor’s degree in pre K-12 Art Education and uses that training and knowledge in conjunction with personality and enthusiasm to entertain and teach in all of her programs. She is organized and friendly—a great combination!

You can also learn more about Lea’s sister, Columbus-based entertainer Erica Carlson.