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FOR 50 TRICKS SETS USE INSTRUCTIONS Nos. 12-61 ONLY.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL FOR YOUR MAGICIANS SET

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Tricks

1. The magic goblet Introduction: This is very special magical goblet with a lid and a disappearing ball. Take the ball and place it in your pocket. Close the lid and ask the audience where is the ball? of course the audience will say, the ball is in your pocket. Lift the lid and the ball is in the goblet. Close the lid again and ask: wheres the ball now? In my pocket or in the goblet? Of course its in the goblet because we saw it there. Lift the lid and the ball has disappeared. It is in your pocket. You can repeat the trick over and over again. The ball will always be where you want it to be and not where the audience wants it to be. How its done: The goblet has a double bottom. The top part has half a ball. To the audience it looks like a complete ball. Lift the lid together with the top of the goblet that has the half ball and remove the 1 2 3 full ball. Put it in your pocket .Return the lid(with the top part) then lift the lid only , and show the audience that the ball is still there. Of course it is only the half ball. You can let someone from the audience check the goblet but you must first hide the half ball. 2. Telepatihic Cube Introduction: Show the audience a cube that has a different coloured spot sticker on each side. Then announce the 6 different colours: Select someone from the audience who will choose a colour, (without revealing it). Ask the participant to wait until you live room, to show the colour to the audience, and place the cube inside of the box, with the chosen colour facing up. The box should then be covered with the lid. You then return to the room, pick up the box, put it behind your back concentrate, return the box to the table, and to the surprise of the audience, you guessed the correct chosen colour. How its done: When you put the box behind your back, lift up the lid, turn the box, and return the lid on top (see drawing), Then hold up the box for the audience see, so that the audience sees the full box, while the opening is forwards you. You can see the colour chosen by the audience. Then put the box behind your 3 2 1 back again, close the box with the lid, and return to the table. Ask the audience to help you concentrate on the colour, and then announce the chosen colour. Warning: Only do this trick if the audience is in front of you. Do not allow the audience to be on the side of behind you. Included are stickers in 6 different colours, which you should stick onto the cube in advance.

3. Wonder balls Introduction: Wonder balls will multiply by themselves, right in front of the audiences eyes, and will become two and even three balls. How its done: The kit contains two full balls and one hollow half ball. When the hollow half ball is held between the thumb and pointer, and the front is forwards the audience, it looks just like a full ball. Place one ball into the hollow half ball shell, and hold it between two fingers as shown in drawing 1.

With the shell facing the audience, with the help of your middle finger, during a movement of the hand let the ball drop from the shell, and bring it between the next two fingers (see drawing 2). The audience now sees two balls. Then, while covering you hand, return the ball to the shell, and show the audience that you have only one ball. For the advanced magician: Without the audience knowing, you can add a third ball, and show the audience 3 balls. See drawing 3. When the audience sees two balls (one is the shell) pickup another ball in your left hand Quickly pass your left hand in back or your right hand and slip the ball into the shell. Make believe that you are putting the ball into your left pocket. At the same time with your right hand bring the ball from the shell to rest between your middle and finger. 1 2 3 Show the audience 3 balls between your fingers. 4. Catch the Queen Introduction: Show a participant card that has a number of cards printed on it. Among the printed card is a queen. Give the participant a paper clip and say: Catch the Queen by placing the paper clip where the queen was last seen while the card lies face down. Of course the participant will not succeed, and on every try the participant will catch another card. Try it and you will see. How its done: The card is regular playing except that the printed numbers at the back of the card are printed backwards, so that the minute you show the participant the queen and the card is turned over, the sequence of the printed cards changes, and the participant catches the wrong cards. 5. Five different figures (Telepathy) Indroduction: There are 10 cards, 5 are red and 5 are black. The black and the red cards are identical, the only difference is the colour. Place two groups of colours on the table, black and red. Ask someone from the audience to choose one of the groups. Take the cards, turn them over, with their backs to the audience, and mix them. While the 5 cards are in the participants hand and the other 5 cards are in your hands, ask the participant to place one card on the table. You also place one card on top of the participant card, with cards backs facing up. Repeat this 5 times: card next to card, and you place your card on top of participants card. When the cards are turned over, all the pairs will be exact twins. How its done: On the back of each card, at the top left corner, is a mark in the printing that will help you to recognize each card. While the participant plus his cards on the table, try to recognize the mark and place your similar card on top or the identifying mark. 6. Four amazing Cards: Introduction: Use 4 cards: one ace, and three 3s Show the cards to audience. Blow on the cards, and with the magic words. Abra cadabra. The cards turn into 4 aces.

How its done: Take 4 cards, 3 of them have different numbers printed on each end. In other words, one end has an ace, while the other end has a 3. there is also another card that has ace printed on both ends. Hold the cards so that the audience sees one ace, and three 3s, then turn the pack around without the audience realizing it, and then show that the cards have turned into 4 aces. 7. Enchanted Ropes Introduction: Show the audience three ropes that are all the same length. Gather the ropes up into your palm. Open up your palm and suddenly the ropes are all different length. One is long, one is medium length, and one is short. Of course this is done by using the magic wand. How its done: There are three ropes of different lengths. One is long, one is medium and one is short. Fold the long rope in half: Loop the short rope at the bend, and place the medium length rope along side the two looped ropes (drawing 1). Hide the loops with your thumb (drawing 2). Collect all the ropes in your left list. Pass the magic wand over the fist, and say the magic words, then throw the ropes onto the table, and show the audiences 3 1 2 3 ropes of different lengths (drawing 3). 8. Telephone Telepathy Introduction: Give a participant a piece of paper that has a telephone dialer printed on it. Ask the participant to write either a telephone number or a name (without anyone seeing it), on his piece of paper. The participant should then fold the paper twice (into 4 equal parts). Take the paper and tear it up. Then concentrate and to the wonder of the audience, reveal the correct number or name. How its done: The only free space for writing on the telephone dialer is in the center. When folding, this will be located at the folded corner. When you tear up the paper first tear the corner where the number or name is written. Hold this part in your palm, and tear the rest into little pieces. Throw the little pieces into a wastepaper bin while the audience watches. Turn your back to the audience. 1 2 Make believe that you are concentrating, and read what 3 is written on the paper in your palm. 9. The magic paddle Introduction: In this trick, you will show the audience, how a spot moves magically from. Place to place or disappears. The trick is based on making a double turn the paddle. How its done: Pick up the paddle that has a spot on one side. Bite: Place a sticker on one side, there is spot on the other side. Bold the paddle at the handle between your thumb and pointer (see drawing 1). The paddle should be pointing downward. Show the audience the side without the spot.
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In order to convince the audience that there is no spot on the other side, make half a turn with your wrist and turn the paddle 180 degrees with your fingers. To show that there is a spot on the paddle use your other hand to cover the paddle, while you turn around the paddle and then show that a spot has appeared. You can now show that there a spot on both sides (by making a double turn). Repeat the half turn, and show the audience that the spot has appeared on both sides of the paddle. Warning: Do not show both sides of the paddle. Make the turn quickly and smoothly between your 2 finger. Note: if you practice, you can use two paddles and make the half turn with either hand, you will be able to show the audience, how the spot jumps from paddle to paddle. Show the audience a spotted paddle in your right hand, and a blank paddle in your left hand. Make a half turn of both paddles at the same time, and the right paddle will become blank while the paddle will have a spot. The spot jumped from the right paddle to the left paddle. You can do this trick by placing a spot onto the paddle as long as you make sure that the same colour spot appears on one side of each paddle. 10. Thimble turns colours Place a light coloured thimble on the pointer of your right hand, and show the audience. As you do this, hide a dark coloured thimble in the palm of your right hand. Bend the third finger, and steal the hidden thimble. Make believe you put the light coloured be in your left hand, but actually you put the dark coloured thimble in your left hand, the light coloured thimble in your right hand. Show the audience the uncovered finger, audience will think that the light coloured thimble is in your left hand. Say the magic words, and open your left hand to show the audience that the thimble has changed colours. 11. The disappearing thimble The secret of this trick is quick and nimble hands. That is why you must practice this trick very often. Place the thimble on the pointer of your right hand. Stand so that the right side of your face is towards the audience, who will only see the back of your right hand. Band the finger quickly towards your palm, and grab the thimble thats in your palm. The pointer must 1 2 3 straighten out immediately to its original position. This trick works best when you cover the right hand with the left hand (at the same time that you bend your finger, to grab the thimble). Show the audience that the thimble has disappeared.
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Tricks with the Magic Wand


12. The Hovering Ring Description of the trick: Fig. 1 A ring mounted on the magic wand rises and falls by itself. Props:Safety pin, Magic ring,Magic wand. End 1 Preparation: Remove one of the white caps at the end of the magic wand. Pull out the end of the black rubber string. Replace the white cap. The wand is now closed at both ends. A black rubber string is connected to one end of the wand (end 1) underneath the white cap (Fig. 1). Connect the end of the rubber string to your pants with the safety pin (or tie it on to one of the buttons on your shirt). Place the ring on Fig. 2 the table. Performance: Lift up the ring and show it to the audience. Say: This ring might look like an ordinary ring. but its a magic ring. Hold the other end of the wand (end 2) and push the ring over end 1 (Fig. 2). Pull the ring down to end 2 of the wand. When you hold the wand away from

your body, the rubber string will tighten up and the ring will rise (Fig. 3). To lower the ring bring the wand towards your body. The rubber string will slacken and the ring will fall. Ask to be paid with a ring, if you like. End 2 Note: Do not detach the rubber string from your clothing; use it for the next trick.
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13. The Floating Magic Wand Description of the trick: The wand, inside a bottle, rises and falls at your command. Props:Bottle, Magic wand, Safety pin. Preparation: The rubber string (used in the previous trick) is still connected to your clothing. Place the empty bottle on the table. Performance: Say: For a moment I thought the ring was enchanted, but now I realize that the wand is a magic wand. Place end 1 of the wand in the empty bottle (Fig. 1). Out loud, give the order: Wand float!Wand rise! Move your body backwards. The rubber string will tighten up, and the wand will rise, looking as though it is floating in the bottle.

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14. The Adhesive Wand Description of the trick: The magic wand miraculously sticks to your fingers. Props: Magic wand Preparation: The rubber string is stretched tight along the wand and connected to both ends of the wand, underneath the white caps. The audience cannot see the rubber string. Performance: Say: This is my very own wand. I dont have to keep an eve on it and hold it. It holds on to me. Even when I try to Fig. 1 Fig. 2 leave it. It stays with me. While you are talking, slip the fingers of your right hand between the wand and the rubber string (Fig.1).Your left hand is still holding the wand. Say: I am leaving you. Go away!, then move your left hand away from the wand-Wonder of wonders! - The wand sticks to your fingers, even though you are not holding on to it (Fig. 2). 15. The Rolling Wand Description of the trick: The magician creates static electricity in the wand which makes it move by itself. Props: Table, Magic wand Preparation: Ensure that the surface of the table is smooth and flat. Performance: Hold the wand and rub the end of it vigorously on the table or on your sleeve. Say: I am charging the wand with static electricity Place the wand on the table and stare at it intently from close up. Nothing happens. Say: I think it needs more electricity Pick up the wand and rub it again. Put it back on the table and stare at it intently from close up. Wave your hands in mysterious movements above the wand and, taking care to ensure that no one notices, blow on the middle of the wand. The force of your breath will be enough to make the wand roll along the table. The audience will be so occupied with looking at your movements and the wand, that they will not notice you blowing.

16. The Magic Bead Description of the trick: The magician succeeds in balancing a bead on the wand and rolling it from end to end, without the bead falling off Props: Fig. 1 Magic wand, Bead Preparation: Hold the wand in one hand. The rubber string is facing you and is invisible to the audience. Hold the bead up with your other hand and say: Fig. 2 Ladies and gentlemen This trick requires a great deal of concentration and steady hand. Quiet please! While you are talking, slip your thumb between the rubber string and the wand (rig. 1) Place the bead on the wand with your thumb. Pretend as if you are finding it difficult to make the bead stay there, when actually, you are having no trouble at all in steadying the bead between the wand and the rubber string. When the bead is in place, hold the other end of the wand with your free hand and there too, slip your thumb between the wand and the rubber string. Do all this slowly and gently. Say: Bead, Roll from end to end! Roll the bead backwards and forwards along the wand several times (Fig.2) 17. The Wand Turns into a Snake Fig. 1 Description of the trick: The rigid wand becomes flexible before the audience. Props: Magic wand Preparation: To carry out this trick, you must remove the rubber string from the wand. Practice in front of a mirror. Hold the wand between your thumb and forefinger (Fig. 1). Start to move your hand rapidly and horizontally from right to left. Fig. 2 Note: Hold the wand gently. The movement of your hand creates an optical illusion whereby the wand appears to be very flexible, although it is actually rigid (Fig.2). Performance: Say: I am holding a rigid wand. Pretend as if you are trying to break the wand. Say: See how it turns into a snake in my hand. While you are talking, move the band in the manner in which you have practiced. Dont stop all at once. Stop moving your hand gradually. Ask a volunteer from the audience to examine the wand. This is why you have to remove the rubber string. No one from the audience must be allowed to understand what the rubber string is used for in other tricks.

The Wonder Wallet

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You can identify the wallet by its rectangular shape. 1. Open up the wallet (as in Fig. 1). Remove the center of section 5, which contains numbers that are used in the hypnotic calculator trick. As result, the partition now has an open window in it. 2. Fold section 1 back under section 3 and straighten it out 3. Fold section 2 under section 5 (which has the open window) - see Fig. 2. 4. Fold section 3 onto section 4, You should make the fold from right to left, so that section 3 covers section 4 as in Fig. 3. 5. Using clear glue or cellotape, stick section 1 to section 2 across the window section. Wait until the glue dries completely. Apply a little pressure along the folds with your fingers, in order to make the wallet as flat as possible.

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The magic wallet which you now have is no ordinary wallet. It contains a concealed inside pocket and you will be able to hide things inside it without your audience noticing. Using the wallet Always open the wallet from right to left (Fig. 4). Place a card inside the wallet (Fig. 5) and close side X onto side Y. Hold the wallet in your left hand and open it facing left. Move the wallet round horizontally (Fig. 6), so that the upper edge becomes the lower edge. Open the wallet with your right hand: What do you know!. The card has vanished! Repeat the process until it comes to you naturally.

Tricks with the Wonder Wallet


18. The Wallet is a Bank Description of the trick: A check for 10 dollars is placed in the wonder wallet. And what happens? The check vanishes and cash money appears in its place. Props: A check for 10 dollars A 10 dollar note The magic wallet Preparation: Fold up a 10 dollar note and put it inside the secret pocket in the wallet. Prepare a check for 10 dollars and keep it, in case no one in the audience has a check book. Performance: Say: Ladies and gentlemen, this wallet I am holding is no ordinary wallet. This wallet is able to change a check for cash. Ask for a volunteer from the audience and say to him: Write out a check for 10 dollars Put the check in the wallet above the secret pocket (always remember to open the wallet from the right hand side) and say to the audience: You have all seen that the check was written out before your very eyes. Show them both sides of the check and put it in the wallet. Say: Since I am a magician I have no need for a bank. I can change any check for cash all by myself. While you are talking, turn the wallet over and say: I need some cash. Open the wallet and. well, look at that! The check has turned into cash. 19. Changing and Vanishing Cards Description of the trick: The 7 of diamonds turns into the ace of hearts and then vanishes completely. Props: Double-sided card Wonder wallet Preparation: Have the card printed on both sides ready. One side shows the 7 of diamonds and the other side, the ace of hearts. Place the card over the secret pocket in the wallet, which should be to your right, and close the wallet with the 7 of diamonds face up. Performance: I once thought that 7 is my lucky number so I always carry around with me a card with the number 7 in my wallet in my pocket wherever. Open the wallet and let the audience see the card with the number 7 on it on the left hand side of the wallet (and not in the secret pocket). Well, one day I went to friends house where they were playing cards . They were missing one card the ace of hearts So that they could complete the pack of cards. I opened my wallet but could only see the 7 of diamonds. Open the wallet again and show the 7 of diamonds. Close the wallet by folding the left-hand side over the right-hand side, but dont turn it over. By doing this, you will have turned the card over and the next time you open the wallet, the audience will see the side with the ace on it. But just then I remembered that a card is a card after all and opened the wallet. I took out the red ace of hearts. We played for several hours until I had to go home. But I didnt forget to take my card with me. I remembered everyone remembered that I took my card with me and put it in my wallet Show the

red ace of hearts side of the double-sided card to the audience. (Be careful you dont show them the other side.) Place it over the secret pocket. Close the wallet and turn it over on its front. Keep talking the whole time you are doing this. But when I got home and wanted to make sure that my card had turned back in to a number 7 which is my lucky number I found that the card had disappeared completely Open the wallet and let everyone see that it is empty. Since then I have realized that I dont need lucky cards any more. For after all I am a magician and who needs luck when you know magic tricks 20. Easy come easy go Description of the trick: A bank note appears in the wallet, then disappears. Props: Wonder wallet 10 and 20 dollar banknotes Preparation: Fold the 20 dollar note and hide it in the secret pocket of the wallet before you start performing. Put the 10 dollar note on the table. Performance I usually go around with my wallet empty even though theres no automatic teller machine near my house, Since Im a magician I decided it was about time I did something about this. So I found the magic wallet. I went out of the house without checking the wallet at all I got onto a bus and the driver asked me to pay. I opened the wallet. and it was empty, The driver looked at me and I smiled While you are talking, turn the wallet round without letting the audience see what you are doing. The driver started to get impatient so I said Hocus Pocus! opened the wallet and there to the drivers amazement was a 20 dollar note ! The driver gave me change a 10 dollar note I put the note in my wallet, put the wallet in my pocket and sat down .The lady sitting next to me asked me if I could conjure up some more money like that. I said -Lets see - and opened my wallet. And what do you know. The 10 dollar note had disappeared. From this we can conclude. Easy come easy go.

Card Tricks
Please note that there is a double-sided card in the pack of cards. Dont use this card unless the instructions specifically say that you should. 21. A Strong Card Description of the trick: A glass of water is made to stand up on the card. Props: A glass half-full of water Fig. 1 Fig. 3 Card and a half-card Fig. 2 Preparation: Take out two cards from the pack. One of the cards is cut lengthways down the middle (Fig. 1). Glue the half card onto the back of the whole card in the form of the letter T (Fig.2). Performance: Show the audience the whole card, making sure that they see it as an ordinary card (fold down the half-card so they cant see it). Fill the glass with water. Tell the audience in an authoritative voice: I am going to bewitch the glass. It will become so light that it will be able to stand up on the card. While you are putting the glass on the table, move the half-card so that it stands up against the whole card and supports it. Do this quickly, without letting anyone see what is happening. Put the glass exactly on the spot where the two cards join (Fig. 3).

22. Song with the Wind Description of the trick: A card which the audience can see disappears, and another card appears as if from nowhere. Props: Half-card 3 other cards Cellotape Preparation: stick the 2 of diamonds half-card onto the ace of spades, in the same way as you did in the Strong Card trick, but this time, do it on the front of the card and not on the back of it (Fig.1). Put the 5 of hearts card between them (Fig. 2). Fold the half-card so that it covers half of the 5 of hearts which you slipped between it and the ace of spades (Fig. 8). Take the 4 of clubs card and cover up with it that half of the 5 of hearts which is still showing, and the Fig. 1 2 of diamonds half card (Fig 4). The point of all this is to make sure that the audience dont see the card which you have hidden (in this case, the 5 of hearts). Fig. 2 Performance: Let the audience see the three cards which are showing and say: you can see three cards, What is the middle card? Yes, its the 2 of diamonds. You can all see that the middle card is the two of diamonds. Turn the cards over with their backs facing upwards and ask for a volunteer from the audience. Ask the volunteer to take out the middle card (that is, the card which you have hidden, the 5 of hearts) and put it face down on the table. Say: Hocus Fig. 3 Pocus and ask the volunteer to show the card to the audience. The audience is sure that the volunteer is going to show them the 2 of diamonds but to their amazement, he shows them the 5 of hearts. Fig. 4 23. A Double Mistake Description of the trick: A card shown to the audience changes into another card behind the magicians back. Props: Double-sided card, Double-back card Performance: Hold both cards between your thumb and fingers, so that the audience can see an ace and the back of another card (Fig. 1). Move your hand downwards and while you are doing so, place the ace against the other side of the stuck-together card. Raise your hand and show the cards. Fig. 1 Fig. 2 The audience will see the back of one card and the 7 of diamonds instead of the ace of hearts (Fig.2). So the audience think they have seen two different cards; the ace of hearts and the back of the 7 of diamonds, and the 7 of diamonds itself and the back of the ace of hearts. Present the cards to the audience as in Fig. 1. Take the ace and hide it behind your back. Ask; What card do I have left in my hand? The audience is certain that the card they can see in your hand is the 7 of diamonds. Hold up the card which you had behind your back with the 7 of diamonds side facing the audience and say: No .I had the 7 of diamonds behind my back, Repeat the trick by starting out with the 7 of diamonds, as in Fig.2. Pay careful attention to which side of the double-sided card shows the 7 of diamonds and which side shows the ace of hearts, so that you dont pull out the wrong card. * How to introduce a little variety: Should the audience have any doubt that the cards you are holding are proper cards, you are prepared. Put both the 7 of diamonds cards and the ace of hearts inside the wonder wallet. Put the cards you used in Trick No.23 inside the wallet. Turn the wallet over and pretend to feel insulted that anyone should doubt your words. Take out the ordinary cards and ask for a volunteer to examine them.

24. Cards that Change Places Description of the Trick: The magician puts a card in his pocket and another card in a volunteers pocket. The cards change places. Props: Double-sided card 2 other cards - the ace of hearts and the 7 of diamonds. Preparation: Put the genuine 7 of diamonds in your shirt pocket before the performance. Put the genuine ace of hearts on the table, face upwards. Put the double-sided card on top of it, with the 7 of diamonds face upwards. Performance: Pick up the cards from the table and show them to the audience. The audience can see the ace of hearts and the 7 of diamonds. (Be careful with the double-side card.) Put them in the volunteers pocket, one on top of the other, with the back of the ace facing outwards. Ask the volunteer: Which card are you going to choose? If the volunteers chooses the ace, you say: You have chosen the ace of hearts, and take the double-sided card from your pocket, with the ace of hearts side facing the audience. If the volunteer chooses the 7 of diamonds, you say: You have chosen the 7 of diamonds So you keep the card you have chosen and I will keep the ace. (In either case, make sure you hold the double-sided card with the ace of hearts side facing the audience.) Put the card you have taken in your pocket. Now tell the volunteer, Say - Hocus Pocus cards change places! - Take the card out of your pocket. As if by magic, the card the volunteer takes out is the ace of hearts. Take out the 7 of diamonds which you put in your pocket before the start of the performance. 25. Aces every time Description of the tricks: A volunteer from the audience chooses four cards from the pack without looking. You put the cards in the wonder wallet and when you open it, it looks as if the volunteer has by chance chosen the four aces. Props: Pack of cards, Wonder wallet, Magic wand Preparation: Take the four aces, turn them over so that they face downwards, and put them in the secret pocket. Leave the wallet open on the table. Performance: Ask for a volunteer to shuffle the cards. While the volunteer is doing this say See how I can choose the cards I want. Take the cards from the volunteer and hold them out like a fan. Ask the volunteer choose four cards without looking at them When the volunteer has chosen the cards, put the rest of the cards to one side, Take the cards which were chosen, pick up the wallet, with its empty side facing the audience, and say: I am putting the card you chose inside the wallet, so that I wont be able to touch them. Close the wallet and, after turning it over (so that the four aces which you previously hid are now on top). put it on the table. Place the volunteers hand on the wallet and say: you have taken four cards at random from the card. See how I can change them into four aces, Wave the magic wand above the volunteers hand and say: Hocus Pocus. Take away the volunteers hand and open the wallet. Take out the four aces and put the wallet in your pocket. Show the four aces to the audience. 26. The Key Card Description of the trick: A volunteer chooses a card, puts it back in the pack and shuffles the cards. You take out the card which was chosen. Props: Pack of cards Preparation: Prepare the pack of cards so that there is no more than one card of each type. Performance: Ask for a volunteer from the audience. Give him the pack of cards which you have prepared, and ask him to shuffle and check them. Take back the pack so that the backs of the cards are facing upwards. While you are doing this, look at the bottom card. This is the key card. Ask someone

from the audience: Choose a card and put it on top of the pack. (If, by chance, they choose the key card, take a quick look at the card next to it.) Ask him: Take the pack and put the bottom of the pack on top of the card you have chosen (so that the key card is right on top of the card which has been chosen). Repeat this process. Turn the card over and look for the key card. The card behind it is the card which was chosen by the volunteer from the audience. 27. Card Shaking Description of the trick: A volunteer chooses a card. The magician identifies the card by shaking the table. Props: Pack of cards A small amount of salt Table Preparation: Have a few grains of salt ready in your hand. Performance: Ask someone from the audience: Shuffle the cards and choose one. Show it to the audience. When you are being given back the pack, scatter a few grains of salt on the back of the top card. Ask the volunteer: Put the card you have chosen facing on top of the pack facing downwards (like all the other cards). Take the pack and place the bottom half over the top half. (The card chosen will now be in the middle of the pack, on top of the grains of salt.) Put the pack of cards on the table. Move the table by shaking it gently. After a while, the two halves of the pack will separate, exactly at the spot where the card chosen by the volunteer is located,

Coin Tricks
28. The Coin Star Fig. 1 Description of the trick: Ten coins do the work of twenty Props: 10 identical coins Preparation: Thoroughly learn the order in which the coins should be placed (Fig 1) Performance: I am going to ask for a volunteer from the audience. I will give you ten identical coins. Arrange them in five rows with four coins in each row. I repeat: five rows with four coins in each row. Let the volunteer try. When he fails after several attempts. Show him how to do it properly (Fig. I.) 29. The Sinking Coin Description of the trick: A coin placed in a glass of water sinks and disappears. Props: Tissues A glass half-full of water A coin Preparation: Practice the trick several times until you are able to carry out properly. Performance: Hold the coin in your right hand and show it to the audience. This is no ordinary coin. It doesnt know how to swim but it does know how to disappear. Cover the coin with a tissue. Hold up the glass of water in your left hand. Hold your right hand with the coin and the tissue over the glass of water. Gently drop the coin into the palm of your left hand. Tap the side of the glass with your left thumb, to make it sound as if the coin has fallen into the glass. (Fig 2) Put the glass on the table and carefully remove the tissue - the coin has

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disappeared. Continuing the trick: If you like, you can continue the trick by asking for a volunteer. Make mysterious movements with your left hand around his ear. Whisper: Hocus Pocus and pull the lost coin from his ear.

The Conical cup


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Open out the cup on the table with its colored side facing down. At the bottom of the part marked 2 is a red flap. Fold this flap inwards. Fold the cup along the line and open it out again (Fig. 1). Fold the flap on the left side. Smear glue on the flap and along separating sections 2 and 3 of the cup. Press the glued portions together. Make sure the small red flap is between the glued sections. The section marked 1 now covers section 2 (Fig. 2). Wait until the glue dries. Fold section 3 onto section 1 (with the white parts touching). Section four is now on the outside of the cup and its white side is flush with the colored side of section 2 (Fig. 3). You now have a cup which is open, but which has a hidden pocket inside it. To open the pocket, press on the side of the cup (Fig. 4).

Using the cup

Fig. 3 Fig. 4 Hold the cup in your right hand, with your fingers Fig. 2 pressing on the secret pocket to make sure that it doesnt open up. Turn the colored side to the audience. Turn it upside down and let them see the inside, the white part, so that they can see the cup is empty. Fold up the cup. Show the audience a card (or any other small, flat object) and put it in the secret pocket. Whisper the magic words, open up the cup and let everyone see both sides. The card has vanished. Make sure you press tightly on the secret pocket. Fold up the cup again, repeat the magic words and turn the cup over, The card will fall out. Or take out the card and show it to the audience. Whenever you use the conical cup, you can also use the magic wand to help you. Wave it over the cup while you are uttering the magic words. This adds to the aura of mystery surrounding your tricks.

Tricks with the Conical Cup:


30. Rabbits From Nowhere Description of the trick: Three foam rabbits appear from inside the conical cup. Props: Magic wand 3 foam rabbits Conical cup Preparation: Hide the three foam rabbits inside the secret pocket of the conical cup. Performance: Hold up the cup, open it and show that it is empty. Hold the magic cup in your hand and say: Some magicians pull a rabbit out of a hat. I like to pull rabbits out of my cup. Wave the magic wand over the cup and say: Hocus Pocus! Out you come rabbits. Turn the magic cup over and the rabbits will come out.

31. A Substitute for Sugar Description of the trick: Sugar wanders from the wonder wallet to the conical cup. Props: Wonder wallet Conical cup Small packet of sugar (like those they give you in cafes) Loose sugar and a spoon A transparent glass Preparation: Fill the secret pocket of the conical cup with a small amount of sugar (about a quarter of a cup). Fold up the conical cup and place it in the glass. Open the wonder wallet and put it on the table together with the packet of sugar. Performance: Say: My neighbor is always forgetting to buy sugar. She is always coming to ask us for a spoon of sugar. As I am a magician, I found a way of sending her the sugar without her having to go out of the house. First of all I gave her a conical cup that was of course empty. Take the conical cup out of the glass and open it to show that it is empty. Fold it up again and put it back in the glass. Put the glass where it can be easily seen, I waited tiII she rang at the door. Do I have any sugar? of course I have. This time III send you the sugar by magic. I have taken a packet of sugar. Show everyone the packet of sugar and put it in the secret pocket of the magic wallet Say I am putting the sugar in the wallet and turning it round and round. Open the wallet. The packet of sugar has vanished!. The sugar has gone straight to my neighbors house and she can use it right now. Take the conical cup out of the glass and turn it upside down. The sugar, which has wandered from the wallet to the cup, pours out into the glass, Sweet magic isnt it? 32. The Candy Factory Description of the trick: A spoonful of sugar in the conical cup turns into a candy on a stick. Props: Glass Candy on a stick Container of sugar Conical cup Spoon Preparation: Hide the candy on a stick inside the secret pocket of the conical cup. Put a container of sugar and a spoon on the table and place the conical cup in the glass (Fig. 1). Say: The conical cup is my candy factory. Show the audience the empty cup (keep hold of the candy inside the secret pocket), and put the cup back in the empty glass. Candy is made from sugar, so well pour a little sugar into the factory. Using the spoon, pour a little sugar from the container into the secret pocket of the conical cup. The way to do it is to melt the sugar into a clear liquid until you can hardly see it. Take the cup out of the glass again and let the audience see it is empty again. Put it back in the glass. I told you its difficult to see the sugar ! Once its melted you add all sorts of ingredients. Make it look as though you are adding ingredients to the cup. Whisper:Hocus Pocus! and pull the candy on a stick out of the cup. Fig. 1

Tricks witha String


33. The Maharajahs String Description of the trick: The audience are unable to keep track of the string, which is wound around your fingers. Suddenly, three knots appear.

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Props: String Preparation: Learn and practice the stages of the trick. Stage 1: Hold the string with the thumb of your left hand about six inches from its end (Fig. I). Hold the string between the thumb and little finger of your right hand about 3 inches away from your left hand. The back of your hand should be facing you (Fig.2). Stage 2: Turn your right hand downwards while raising the string, in order to make a loop (Fig. 3). Slip the loop over the three outer fingers of your left hand, that is, your third, fourth and little fingers (Fig. 4). Dont hold the loop too tightly. (If you have small hands, spread your three outer fingers slightly, in order to make the loop bigger). Stage 3: Repeat this procedure with your right hand, to make another loop. Use your fingers like scissors and grab the end of the string in your left hand. Pull it through the loop gently (fig. 6). lower your left hand and release the string that has been wound around it. Hold the edge of it in your right hand Fig. 3 and dont let it unwind. Stage 4:Place the pointer and middle finger of your right hand into the loops. Use your fingers like scissors and catch the end of the rope that is in your left hand. Gently pull through the loops (fig. 6). Lower your left hand and release the coiled rope. Hold the end tightly in your right hand and dont let go. Stage 5: Gently shake the string up and down with measured movements. Fig. 4 These movements will straighten the string which will have three knots along its length. The number of knots in the string will always be the same as the number of loops which you have made: 2 loops 2 knots: 4 loops 4 knots and so on. With this trick it is best to draw the audiences attention away from your hand. Talk a lot and act as if your movements are aimless. Fig. 5 Performance: Say; I have here a very special string. This string belonged to a famous maharajah who lived In the 16th century. While you are talking start to loop the string. The maharajah was a magician. a real expert with rope tricks. Now will someone please choose a number between 2 and 4". Repeat out loud, This is Fig. 6 a really powerful string. But Ill help it a little. What was the number again? Three? Alright maharajah the number chosen is three. Shake the string and show the three knots to the audience (or two or four, as the audience wish). 34. An Impossible Knot Description of the trick: 1 Tying a knot in the string without leaving its two ends. Props: String Preparation Learn how to tie the knot and practice it before your performance. Lay the string on the table (Fig. 1).Fold your arms with your left arm under your right arm, and your left hand above your right elbow and 2 your right hand under your left arm (Fig. 2). Lean towards the table and pick up the ends of the string with one end in each hand. Unfold your arms without letting go of the ends, and theres your knot. Performance: Lay the string on the table. Ask for a volunteer to hold both ends of the string and try and knot the string without letting go of either end. He will, of course, fail. Show everyone what you are up to doing, uttering at the same time: Hocus Pocus Billy Bocus

35. The Successful Break Description of the trick: The string passes through a simple paper tube. The tube is cut into two halves but the string stays in one piece. Props: Sheet of paper, Clear cellotape, Scissors, String Preparation: 1 Stage 1 Roll the sheet of paper into a tube. Stick the end of the tube together with cellotape (Fig. 1). Stage 2 Make two cuts in the tube. The length of each cut should be about half 2 the diameter of the tube, and the cuts should about two inches apart (Fig: 2). Put the scissors and the tube on the table, with the cuts in the tube facing you. Hold the string in your hand. Performance: Say: Theres no magician in the world who appears without 3 breaking something and then putting it back together. While you are talking, pick up the tube and hold it vertically, with the cuts in it facing you. Thread one end of the string into the tube from the top of the tube, Press the middle part of the tube, between the cuts, with your thumb, so that the string goes through the two holes. The string should leave the tube through the upper cut and enter it 4 through the lower cut (Fig. 3). Pull the string through the tube so that both its ends can be seen from both sides of the tube. Say: There are magicians who saw people in half. All this is harmless if the magician knows what he is doing and in the end everything is put back together properly. While you are talking, pick up the scissors from the table, turn the tube over so that is horizontal and cut in into two. Make sure that the scissors pass under the string (Fig. 4). After you have cut the tube, the string is still in one piece. 36. The Magic Knot Description of the trick: 1 You tie a knot with one hand by shaking the string in the air. Props String Preparation: Tie a loose knot in the string about two inches from one end. Performance: Hold the string in one hand and hide the knot with your fingers (Fig. 1). The audience cannot see the knot. Shake the string with your wrist and nothing happens. Say: I will now show you how to tie a knot with one hand Pick up the other end of the string and hold it between your thumb and forefinger, keeping the knot hidden behind your fingers. Shake the string. Nothing happens. Then you remember you have forgotten something: Oh dear ! I forgot to say the magic words. Pick up the free end of the string again and hold it between your fingers. Say the magic words: String. Knot ! Show the audience the string. This time, do not let go of the end which you are holding between your fingers. When you are shaking the string, open your three outside fingers, so that the end of the string with the knot in it falls out. It will look as though you have only just managed to tie the knot, as if by magic. 1 2 37. The Butterfly Knot Description of the trick: A strong knot shrinks and vanishes when you pull the string. Props: String Preparation: Learn to tie the knot rapidly. Performance:Hold the string in your hands, with one hand above the other and the third finger of your right hand exactly below the little finger of your left hand (Fig. 1). Slide your right hand along the string in a circular movement so that it wraps around your fingers.

Complete the loop by holding your fists together, with your little fingers touching each other. By doing this, you wrap your fingers around the fingers of your right 3 4 5 hand (Fig. 2). Hold the portion of the string hanging behind your left hand between the forefinger and third finger of your right hand (Fig.3). Hold the portion of the string hanging in front of your right hand between the forefinger and third finger of your left hand (Fig. 4). Gently pull your hands apart. That is, sideways. You will have tied a butterfly knot (Fig.5). Pull the loop so that the knot in the center will be strong, but not too strong. Hold the end of the string and say: This knot may be strong, but look. Pull both ends of the string. The knot will untie and disappear. 38.The Flying Butterfly Knot Description of the trick: In the butterfly knot trick, the knot vanishes. In this trick the knot doesnt just vanish but also flies off and stays in your hand separate from the string. The secret is that you have another knot concealed in your hand. Props: String Short string Preparation: Tie a butterfly knot in the short string and hide it in your pocket. Performance: Tie the butterfly knot as in the previous trick. Hold one end of the string and show the audience the knot. Put your hand in your pocket to take out some magic powder, which you have to scatter on the knot, and take out the hidden knot in your fist, making sure no one can see it. Scatter the magic powder, while keeping the knot you have taken out of your pocket hidden in your hand. Hold the butterfly knot in the same hand which is holding the concealed knot. Dont let the two knots get entangled. Pull one end of the string with your free hand, then pull the other end until the butterfly knot unites. Only the small knot you prepared in advance will be left in your hand which was holding the knots. Pull the string away from this knot, and show the audience the string in one hand and the knot in your other hand. 1 2 3 4 39. The Turn of Fate Description of the trick: Tying a knot with one hand. Props: String Learn the trick and practice it several times before performing it. Stage 1: Hold the string between your little finger and fourth finger (Fig 1) about six inches of the string wiII be hanging behind the palm of your hand. Stage 2: Move your hand with the palm facing down. The short part of the string will be lying on the back of your hand (Fig. 2). Stage 3: Turn your hand so that the rest of the long part of the string encircles your hand. Stage 4: Use your forefinger and middle finger like scissors to hold the short part of the string which was lying on the back of your hand. The string will now form an X on the back of your hand (Fig. 3). Stage 5: Keeping a hold on the string with your forefinger and third finger, shake the string downwards. The loop will fall out of your hand and make a knot.

Tricks with Matches:


40. The Force of Gravity of Matches Description of the trick: A play on the force of gravity. A box of matches is turned upside 1 2 down, open at the bottom, The matches dont fall out. The magician takes back the force of gravity on and the matches fall out. Props: Box of matches Magic wand Preparation: Break a match, so that its length is the same as the width of the box Place the match sideways in the box above the other matches (Fig. 1). Performance: Say: I am going to cancel out the force of gravity. Wave the magic wand over the box of matches and turn the box over. Hold the ends of the box gently (Fig. 2). For as long as you hold the ends of the box, the short match will hold all the other matches inside the box. Now say: Force of gravity. come back to me and press slightly on the ends of the box. This pressure will free the short match and the other matches will fall out onto the table (and the short match will disappear among all the others). 41. Disappearing Matches Description of the trick: Matches disappear from inside the box. Props: Half-full box of matches Box of matches with one match inside Rubber band Preparation: Fasten the half-full box of matches to your wrist with the rubber band, under the sleeve of your shirt . Performance: Show the audience the closed box of matches with one match inside it. Move it around in front of the audience, who will hear the rustling of the matches hidden under your shirt-sleeve. The audience will think that the noise is coming from the box in your hand. Can you hear the matches inside the box. When I open it and light a match the other matches will disappear. They are scared they are going to be next in line. Take out the match from the box, which is now empty. Close the box and light the match. Blow it out. Open the box and show the audience how the other matches have vanished from the box. 42. Riddles with Matches Description of the trick: There are three boxes of matches. One is half full of matches which can be heard rustling together. To their great surprise the audience just cant find this box, although the magician always manages to find it. 1 Props: 3 empty boxes of matches 1 half-full box of matches Rubber band Preparation: Fasten the half-full box of matches to your wrist with the rubber band, underneath your right sleeve(Fig. 1). Performance: Show the audience the three empty boxes of matches and say You can see three separate boxes of matches. One is full and two are empty. Try and find the full box. Volunteers from the audience will try, and will fail. Choose any one of the boxes and shake it a little. The audience will hear the sound of matches and will really think you have chosen the full box. Put the box back down on

the table. Rearrange the boxes and ask for more volunteers to guess: Which is the full box. The audience, who will have been following you as you change the boxes around, will point to the box which they think contains matches. Pick up the box they pointed at and hold it in your left hand (where there is no box fastened under your sleeve). Shake the box. There is no noise. This isnt the full box.

Tricks with a Thimble


43. Tom Thumb Description of the trick: 2 1 A thimble on your finger appears and disappears. Props: Thimble Preparation: Practice in front of a mirror so that you can carry out the procedures naturally, and without being noticed Performance: Hide the thimble in the gap between your thumb and the palm of your hand, with the open end of the thimble facing your palm (Fig. 1). Show the audience the back of your hand and say: As you can see, I have nothing in my hand but after I utter the magic words a thimble will appear on one of my fingers. Move your hand quickly to the right and left, and say: Hocus Pocus thimble! At the same time, slip your right forefinger into the opening of the thimble. Straighten your finger (Fig. 2), then slowly stop moving your hand right and left. And what do you know? The thimble is on your finger. Make the thimble vanish by going over the same process in reverse. 44. Thimble through A Handkerchief Description of the trick: The magician manages to pass a thimble through a cotton handkerchief.Props: 1 2 Thimble Thin cotton handkerchief Preparation: Practice the trick before performing it. Performance: Show the audience your forefinger wearing the thimble, Say: can all see the thimble on my finger. Cover your hand with the handkerchief and quickly move the thimble into the gap between your thumb and the palm of your hand (as in the Tom Thumb trick). Straighten your forefinger under the handkerchief (Fig. 1). No one can see that the thimble is no longer on it. Take a corner of the handkerchief and cover your finger with another layer of cotton. Say: I am going to put the thimble on my finger again. You will be able to put your finger (which is supposed to have the thimble on it), with one layer of the handkerchief on it, into the thimble, Your action has resulted in a situation where the thimble is stuck on the handkerchief, which is covering your finger (Fig. 2). After saying: Hocus Pocus Finger go through the handkerchief, remove the second layer of the handkerchief and show the audience how the thimble (which was previously stuck directly onto your finger) is now stuck onto the handkerchief, which is covering your finger. 45. Thimbles that Multiply Description of the trick: Thimbles appear one after the other Props: 3 thimbles Preparation: Place three thimbles one inside the other and hide them as you did in the Tom Thurnb trick (Fig. 1). Performance: Let the audience see the back of your hand. Your hand appears to be empty Say; Right now my hand is empty. I am going to say Hocus Pocus and the thimble will appear.

The trick is performed in accordance with the instructions for the Tom Thumb trick.Take the first thimble and put it on your finger. Say again (and ask the audience to help you): Hocus Pocus Billy Bocus. Show the audience the second thimble. Say the magic words again and present the third thimble. Use a different finger each time.

The Magic Spatula:


Tricks with the magic spatula are an important part of the magicians program. You should start out by learning the secret movement of the spatula. The Secret Magic Spatula Movement: The spatula is moved in a manner which will deceive the audience. It looks as though you are turning the spatula over, when you are really always showing the audience the same side. The secret magic spatula movement is made in two stages. Learn them separately but afterwards practice them at the same time. Stage 1: Hold the handle of the spatula between forefinger and thumb (Fig.1). Hold the handle tightly so that it doesnt slip. Turn the handle slowly till the spatula turns over (Fig. 2) and you can see the 2 others side (Fig. 3). 1 3 This is called a half turn Now do this backwards, moving your original position, Practice making a half-turn until it comes to you easy. Stage 2: Hold the spatula as in Fig. 4, level with your hips. Turn your hand towards your body, with the palm of your hand facing the floor (Fig. 5) Now try to make both movements together. By combining 4 5 6 these movements, you are letting the audience think you are showing them both sides of the spatula, when in fact you are only showing them one side (Fig. 6). You will sometimes actually need to make what really does appear to be only a half-turn, in order to make something suddenly appear on the spatula. Do so with a rapid forward movement. This movement prevents the audience from seeing that you have turned the spatula over. Try this, its very easy. It is important that you remember to make the secret spatula movement the leisurely, without hurrying. The secret of every trick with the magic spatula is the same using the secret spatula movement.

Magic Spatula Tricks:


46. The Money Spatula Description of the trick: Coins on the spatula multiply, and even turn into a banknote. Props: 3 different coins - 2 of each kind Banknote 3 rubber bands Magic spatula Preparation: Fold the banknote along its width and several times along its length, and fasten it to one side of the spatula with three rubber bands, one in the center and another at each end. Stick one of each of the different coins under the rubber bands. Each coin should be under a different rubber band, and all of the band should be covering the folded banknote (Fig 1). Have more coins ready on the table. Performance: Show the audience the empty side of the spatula. Make the secret

spatula movement to make them think the spatula is empty on both sides. Say: This spatula is very useful when I need some money The spatulas power comes from these three magic rubber bands. Now watch this! Pickup a coin which is the same as the one under the first rubber band. Stick it under the first rubber band (Fig. 2). Make the secret spatula movement. The audience will think there is a coin on each side of the spatula. Pick up another coin which is the same as the one under the middle rubber band. Stick it under the middle rubber band and say: This coin multiplies as well. You prove this with the secret spatula movement. Repeat the process with the third coin. Now remove the coins from both sides of the spatula with your thumb and forefinger. Start by removing the coins under the first rubber band, then continue with the coins under the last band. Show the coins to the audience and let them fall noisily onto the table. But be careful! When you are letting the coins fall, dont turn over the spatula or you will reveal the banknote. When you have removed the coins, make the secret spatula movement and say: You can now all see that the spatula has nothing on it on either side. But I still dont have enough money. Move your hand forward and make the half-turn. The banknote, which you folded up before the start of the performance, will appear on the spatula. Remove the note, unfold it and show the audience that it is genuine. 47. Whats My Line ? Description of the trick: Lines appear on and disappear from the magic spatula. Preparation: Draw three lines with chalk on one side of the spatula. Leave the other side until the start of the performance. Performance: Show the audience the empty side of the spatula and say: This is my magic spatula. See how . Make the audience think there is nothing on secret spatula movement so that the either side of the spatula. Draw a line on the spatula on the other 1 2 3,4 side from the existing lines (Fig.1). (The dotted lines indicate the location of the lines on the other side of the spatula.) This is all very strange. I draw a line on one side of the spatula and it automatically appears on the other side of the spatula. Make the secret spatula movement and show the line which has supposedly just appeared on the other side of the spatula. Then draw another line, in the middle of the spatula (Fig. 2) IF I draw another line. do you think the same thing will happen? Show the audience again how lines seem to appear on both sides of the spatula. Draw a third line: This is amazing ! the lines keep on duplicating themselves. Ask for a volunteer and let him examine the lines on the spatula. Now pay attention I am going to Erase the upper line on the first side of the spatula. Move the spatula forward and make the half - turn. The audience will see three lines and think that they have reappeared. Make the secret spatula movement to make the audience think the lines are on both sides, although you have erased them on one side. Now erase the bottom line on the other side of the spatula. The sides will now look as they do Figs, 3 and 4, Say: I will move he spatula and the line will jump above the middle line. Move the spatula and make the half-turn. Go back to the first side. It looks as if the line has come back and jumped above the middle line (Fig. 3). And Hocus Pocus it moved back again. Erase the lower line. Make a half-turn. Well now. its jumped back again over the middle line. Erase the upper line, so that there is one line left on each side. Offer the spatula to someone from the audience. Excuse me sir, would you like to try? The person from the audience will turn the spatula from side to side but, of course, no line will suddenly lump onto the spatula and no line will disappear. Take back the spatula. Erase the middle line from one side of the spatula and show the audience both sides of the spatula by making the secret movement. The half-turn will make the line appear. Here it is again. Do you want to start from the beginning Its not worth it .it is too confusing, Erase the last line and put the spatula on the table.

48. How much do I owe? Description of the trick: The magic spatula doubles the value of a banknote provided by a volunteer from the audience, from 10 to 20 dollars. The spatula refuses to carry on duplicating the money. Afterwards, the spatula gives back the volunteer one dollar and a note saying: I owe you 9$ Props: Magic spatula 3 rubber bands a one dollar coin Pen and paper Preparation: Write a note saying: I owe you nine dollars. Fold the note in two and put a one dollar coin on top of it. Continue folding the note until it is narrower than the coin. Fasten the note to the spatula with the three rubber bands. Performance: Show the audience the empty side of the spatula and ask for a volunteer to lend ten dollars in a single banknote. Fold the banknote several times and stuff it under the rubber bands on the empty side of the spatula. (Make sure the audience dont see the side with the handwritten note.) Say: I want to double your money. I hope you dont mind. Make the secret spatula movement. The audience will see a ten dollar note on the other side of the spatula as well We now have twenty dollars, ten on each side. Isnt that an easy way to earn money? But what can you buy today with twenty dollars? We will now try and change the money into 50 dollar notes l Make the half turn only. The audience will now only be able to see the folded handwritten note. Pretend as though you are surprised and show them the folded handwritten note. Take out the coin and the note, and give them to the volunteer from the audience, who will read the note out loud. Say. Oh dear, somethings gone wrong. I think we have a serious problem here. While you are talking, put the spatula in your pocket and remove the banknote. Take the spatula from your pocket and put it on the table. Even if the audience try to examine the spatula, they wont find anything. 49. Nine to Six Description of the trick: The magician shows the audience the spatula with the figure 9 written on one side, 6 on the other side and on the third side, 15, that is, 6+9. (What third side? The spatula 1 2 only has two sides!) Props: Magic spatula Pencil Preparation: Write the figure 9 on one side of the spatula and the figure 15 on the other side. You have to use the magic spatula movement in this trick, but this time you must hold the spatula at a right angle to your hand, and turn it from right to left. Performance: Say: See how I have learned arithmetic. This spatula has the figure 9 on one side and the figure 6 on the other side. Hold the spatula level with your hips. The audience will see the number 6 on the spatula. Make the magic spatula movement as you have practised it. The audience will now see the number 9 Repeat this twice and ask: What number can you see? Let them answer. Now lets add 6 to 9 What do we get? The audience will answer 15. At this point, move the spatula forward and make the half turn.. The number 15 will appear instead of 9. Show both sides of the spatula, making the 15 then appear by making the secret movement.

Number Tricks:
50. Number Guessing Description of the trick: The magician manages to guess any number chosen by the audience their, shoe size, house number etc, with the help of six cards. Props: 6 cards containing series of numbers (these are enclosed together with the pack of cards) Preparation: Practice the trick by yourself before performing it in public.

Performance: Show the audience the cads and ask one of them: Think of a number. It can be your shoe size, your house number, but dont say what it is. You can choose any number between 1 and 63. Look for the number among the cards and separate all the cards where the number you have chosen appears. Now give me the cards where the number you have chosen appear. When you have taken back the cards with the number of them, add up the numbers on the top left-hand corners of the cards without letting anyone know what you are doing. Amaze the audience by announcing the sum of these numbers. Example: The number chosen is 17 and appears on two cards, Take these two cards. Add up the number of their top left-hand corner and you will get 17: 16+1 = 17 Note: There may be cases when the number chosen appears on more than two cards. Add up the number in the left-hand corner of all the cards containing the number chosen. 51. Number Telepathy Description of the trick: The magician manages to guess the sum of the number chosen by the audience. Props: Pen and sheets of paper Preparation: Say: I can guess the result of an arithmetical calculation without knowing the first number chosen. I have written the final sum on this piece of paper. I will let one of the audience keep the paper. Give the piece of paper to a person in the audience. Ask for a volunteer. Tell him: You can choose a three digit number where the first digit is, the largest for example 821". Give the volunteer time to think. Ready? Dont tell me what the number is write it on a blank piece of paper. Show the audience that the piece of paper is blank. The volunteer writes down the number. Ask him: Fold the paper so I wont be able to see the number. Give me the folded piece of paper. I am going to choose someone else from the audience to reverse the order of the figures you have written (that is read them from right to left and subtract the new number from the number which was previously chosen. Give the volunteer time to do what you have asked him. Now ask him: Add up the figures you now have and tell us the result out loud. Ask the volunteer who has the note which you wrote before the start of the performance: Please unfold the note you are holding, say what the number is out loud, and show the note to the audience. Example: If the first person from the audience chose the number 725 the second person will have reversed it to 527 giving 198 Add up 1+9+8 = 18 The result will always be 18

52. Finding the Birthday Date Description of the trick: The magician manages to guess the date of a member of the audiences birthday. Props: None Preparation: Practice the trick alone. Performance: Ask for a volunteer from the audience and tell him: Think of the date of your birthday and perform the calculations I tell you to do: 1. Multiply the date of your birthday by 3. 2. Add 5 to the result you obtain 3. Multiply it by 4. 4. Add your birthday a new number you have chosen. 5. Subtract 20 from the result 6. Announce the final result Now divide the result by 13. You will obtain a number and a remainder. The number will be exactly equal to the date of the birthday and the remainder will be the same as the new number chosen by the volunteer. 53. The Magic Square Description of the trick: The magician displays an amazing arithmetical ability. Props: Pen and paper. Preparation: Draw a square and divided it into nine small squares (Fig. 1) Learn the solution. so that you will have it ready when you need it.

Fig. 2 shows the solution, Ask for a volunteer from the audience. Explain that he should be very good at arithmetic: Who thinks hes good at arithmetic? Tell the volunteer to come up to you and then ask him: Try and write the figures 2 to 10 inside the square so that however you read them across down or diagonally they will add up to 18 and without writing any figure more than once. After the first volunteer has tried and failed a number of times, you can ask for another volunteer, and then eventually present the solution which you learned in advance. 54. The Hypnotic Calculator Description of the trick: The magician guesses a number that has been chosen at random. Props: Calculator card (which has been removed from the wonder wallet) Preparation: Practice and learn the instruction by heart. Performance: I would like a volunteer from the audience. Show the calculator card and say: This is the hypnotic calculator. It can discover a number that has been chosen by a volunteer. Ask the volunteer: 1. Choose a number and dont say what it is 2. Multiply the number you have chosen by 9'. 3. Add up the figures you have obtained. The result will always be nine, that is. you now know that the volunteer has arrived at the figure 9. Ask him: 4. Multiply the result by 10. 5. Add 10 to the new results. 6. Now subtract the number you first chose and say what the result is. Subtract this figure from 100 in order to obtain the figure which the volunteer chose at the beginning. When you announce the result, the audience will be amazed. When you are calculating the result, pretend as if you are using the magic calculator to help you.

Example: 2 x 9 = 18 1+8=9 9 x 10 = 90 90 + 10 = 100 100 98 = 2

Tricks With Cups


55. Rabbits and Cups Description of the trick: Three rabbits move house by borrowing through the walls. Fig 3 Props: Fig 1 Fig 2 3 cups 4 sponge rabbits One table Preparation: You actually have four rabbits, while the audience have only seen three. Place the 6 7 5 three cups one inside the other. Hide the fourth rabbit in the lower cup. Hold the cups in one hand, with the their tops facing up (Fig. 1).

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Performance: Show the audience the three cups in one hand and the three sponge rabbits which are on the table and say: I would like to show you a trick with three cups and three rabbits Separate the cups from each other starting with the lower cup (Fig 2) and turn it over on the table (Fig 3) with its opening on the table itself. Turn over the second and third cups as well. Arrange them in a line on the table with the first cup, which has the rabbit inside it, in the middle. Say (and do what you say): Pay attention please. I am going to take a rabbit and put it on top of the cup. Put a rabbit on top of the middle cup. Put the left-hand cup on top of the two other cups (Fig. 5), Say: who can guess which cup is the rabbit in now? Someone will be sure to answer: The middle one, and you will reply: Wrong. Tap the cups with your finger and lift them all up together. The rabbit will be on the table! Turn over each cup quickly. Put the cup containing the rabbit on top of the rabbit which everyone can see. There are now two rabbits underneath the middle cup. Take another rabbit from the two remaining visible rabbits, and put it on top of the middle cup (see Fig. 6). Then put the right-hand cup on top of the middle cup and the left-hand cup on top of the two other cups, as you did previously. Ask someone from the audience: Do you know where the other rabbit is, and he will answer: Underneath the second cup. You will reply: Wrong again. Tap the cups with your finger and pick them up. wonder of wonders. The rabbit has made its way to the table. Maybe you think the cup is open at the bottom. We will move the rabbit two cups together. Turn over the cups again quickly. The cup with the third rabbit should be on top of the two rabbits on the table (Fig. 7). Take the first cup from the right and put it on the middle cup. Take the last remaining visible rabbit and put it on top of the cups. Put the third cup on top of the two other cups. The three cups will now be arranged as they appear in Fig. 8, Tap twice on the cups and pick them all up, And what do you know? The rabbit has passed through two cups. Remember that the fourth rabbit is still between the cups, so dont open up the cup but put them back in the case, with one of the rabbits still between them. 56. Opposite Ends Description of the trick: You manage to turn over the three cups so that the bottom of the cups is facing up. But no volunteer from the audience succeeds in doing the same thing. 1 2

Props: 3 cups Preparation: Learn by heart the sequence with the cups and the instructions for turning them over. Arrange the cups as in Fig. 1. Say: See how I manage to the three cup over with the bottom of each cup facing up in just three stages. I will turn over only two cups during each stage. Stage 1: Turn over cups 2 and 3 Stage 2: Turn over cups 1 and 3 Stage 3: Turn over cups 2 and 3 All the cups have now been turned over. Leave them like that. Ask for a volunteer from the audience to do the same thing. Arrange the cups differently, without letting the audience notice. Just turn over the middle cup with its open end facing up (see Fig. 2). Make sure that this sequence is not the same as the sequence you made for yourself, so that the volunteer will not succeed, even if he does exactly what you did. Remember: You cannot perform this trick more than once, as someone from the audience may catch on.

Bead Tricks
57. Releasing Houdinis beads Description of the trick: Three beads threaded on a string release themselves from the string when the magic word Houdini is uttered. 1 Props: Handkerchief String 2 large beads 4 1 elliptical bead 2 3 Thin sewing thread Preparation: Cut the string in two. Fold each of the shortened prices of string into two halves. Using thin sewing thread, tie the heads of the loops created by folding the strings (Fig. 1). Thread the string through the elliptical bead so that the tie is hidden (Fig. 2). Performance: Show the audience the bead threaded on the string and say: We have here two strings with a bead threaded on them . I am going to thread two more beads on each side of this bead. Thread the round beads on each side of the elliptical bead (Fig. 3). Ask a volunteer to tie the end of the righthand string to the end of the left-hand string (Fig.4). While he is holding the ends of the strings, cover the beads with the handkerchief. Hold the beads (under the handkerchief) and pull the strings at each end, as in Fig. 4. Say the magic word: Houdini, the connection will break, and you will be able to take out the beads and show them to the audience. 58. The Released Ring Description of the trick: A ring threaded and tied securely to a string finds its way to 1 2 the magicians finger. Props: String, 2 round beads, A ring borrowed from the audience, Handkerchief. Preparation: Practice the trick well. Performance Fold the string in half. Ask a volunteer from the audience to lend you a ring. Loop the string and thread it through the ring (Fig. 1).Thread the ends of the string through the loop (Fig. 2) and secure the ring to the string. While you are doing this, say: I am threading the ring I have just borrowed from nice lady on the string and am threading another two round beads next to it (Fig. 3).I

would like two volunteers to each hold one end of the string so that I wont be able to release the ring without freeing the ends of the string. Choose two volunteers and let each volunteer hold one end of the string. Now cover the ring and the beads with the handkerchief. Your hands are also now covered. From underneath the handkerchief, release the string from the loop (Fig. 4). Press the ring on one of your fingers. Wrap the beads in the handkerchief. Tell the volunteers: Pull each end of the string towards you. Raise the handkerchief, and everyone will be amazed to see that the string is empty. Unfold the handkerchief where the beads will be found but not the ring.

Tricks with Dice:


59. Magic Dice Description of the trick: The magician never fails to guess the total sum indicated by the dice. Props: Pair of dice Pen and paper Preparation: Write the figure 7 on a piece of paper. Fold up 1 2 the paper. Performance: Ask a volunteer from the audience to take care of the piece of paper on which you have written the fig. 7. Find another volunteer and ask him: Choose one dice and put the other one back in the case. Put the dice on the table and remember the number which appears on its upper face. Turn over the dice and remember the number on the opposite face as well (the face opposite that was the uppermost face). Add the two numbers together and write down the result on a Piece of paper. Get the first volunteer to take this piece of paper and ask him Show the audience the figure which I wrote at the beginning. Ask the volunteer who laid the dice to show the audience his piece of paper as well. Note: Do not perform this trick twice in succession. The trick can be varied by laying two dice, but remember then to write the figure 14 (instead of 7) on the piece of paper you prepared in advance.

Tricks with a Hat:


1 60. Wandering water Description of the trick: Water is poured into a hat but the hat doesnt get wet. Props: 2 small paper cups Hat Container of water Preparation: Carefully cut out the bottom of one of the cups by first pressing in the center with scissors, so that you can cut it out cleanly (Fig. 1). Then cut out the top of the other cup (Fig. 2). Put the Fig. 1 bottomless cup inside the cup whose top has been cup off, to make it look as if there is just one cup. Put a container of water and the double cup on the table. Put the hat on your head. Performance: Take off the hat and show the audience that it is empty inside. Put the hat on the table with its edges facing up. The edges of the hat should be above the audiences eye level, to prevent them from seeing inside the hat. Put the (double) cup inside the hat and say3I am going to pour water into 2 the cup inside the hat. Put your hand inside the hat, take out the inner, bottomless cup and leave the outer cup in the hat (Fig 3). Put the bottomless cup on the table without letting the audience see that its base is missing. Pour water into the cup inside the hat, but dont fill it completely.

Say: You can see that it looks as though the water is going into the hat. but it is actually going into the cup. Point to the cup on the table. The audience think the hat is going to get wet inside. Pretend as if you have made a mistake and forgot to put the cup inside the hat: Oops, I made a 4 bottomless 2 3 mistake. I forgot to put the cup inside the hat. Pick up the cup from cup the table and place it inside the cup which is still in the hat, so that it again looks as if there is just one cup (Fig,4). I really liked that hat. Ill try and mend it. Take the double cup out of the hat and put the water in it into the container. Show the audience that the hat is empty and dry.

Tricks With A Partner


61. The Sixth Sense Description of the trick: A volunteer chooses one of six objects laid out on the table, and you identify the object even though you are standing with your back to him. Props Six different props, such as: a spoon, fork, cup, plate. knife and salt cellar. Another example could be: a pencil, pen, felt pen, eraser, ruler and pencil-sharpener. Preparation: To perform this trick, you need a partner from the audience who will cooperate with you without anyone knowing. Performance: Put the props you have chosen on the table. While you are arranging them, say out loud: One here. two there. three there and so on. Each time you say there, hold a different object in your hand so that your partner can see its number (the numbers were agreed previously). Ask for a volunteer from the audience, and choose your partner of course. Say: I will turn my back and you... Whats your name? Dan. You, Dan, will pick up an object and show it to everyone. I will turn round again and try to guess which object it was that you picked. Stand with your back to your partner. Turn round again. Look at the table where your partner is standing. He will put his hand on the table, acting in a perfectly natural manner. But the number of fingers he places on the table will indicate the number of the article chosen. If your partner doesnt put his hand on the table, you will know that the number of the object is six. 62. The Flying Ice Cube Description of the trick: The magician will be able to pick up an ice cube from a glass using a string. Performance: The magician asks members of the audience to pick up an ice cube from a glass using only a piece of string. After they have failed at their attempts, the magician places the string across the ice cube and sprinkles some salt on the ice. After several seconds the string will stick to the ice cube and it can be picked up. Note to the magician: This can be done with your back to the audience, and the effect is very impressive. 63. Find the Object Description of the trick: The magician will identify the location of a hidden object. Performance: The magician gives an object to a volunteer from the audience, and asks him to hide the object in one of his hand. When the magician leaves the room, he should then raise that hand and recite a poem or sing a song.

When the volunteer has finished reciting or singing, the magician returns. The volunteer places his hands together and the magician notices which hand looks paler than the other. This is the hand that has the object, because while the volunteer was holding up his hand less blood was circulating to that hand, and that is why it looks pale. 64. The magic 9 Description of the trick: The magician well predict the outcome of a math question. Props: paper and pencil. Preparation: Prepare in advance a piece of paper with number 9 written on it. Performance: the magician takes a piece of paper and gives it to a member of the audience to hold. The magician asks another volunteer to choose a number between 1 and 9, multiply it by 9 and then add the digits in his answer. When multiplying by 9 the sum of the digits will always be 9.In other words, if the volunteers answer is 27 then he adds 2+7. If he gets 36, then he adds 3+6. Then the magician ask the person holding the note to open it, and to everyones amazement the number written there is the same as the number the volunteer obtained. *The magician can add another trick to make the magic more complicated. After adding up the digits, ask the person to add 1, multiply the result by 4, then add 4. Is the answer 44? 65. The Amazing Three Description of the trick: The magician will predict the outcome of a math question Props: Paper and a pencil Preparation: The magician prepares in advance a piece of paper with the number 3 written on it.

Performance: The magician takes the piece of paper and gives it to a member of the audience for safekeeping. The magician then asks another volunteer to choose a number between 1 and 9, multiply it by 2, add 6 and divide the result by 2. Now the magician asks the volunteer to subtract the original number he chose from his last answer. Then the magician asks the person holding the piece of paper to open it and reveal to everyone that the answer the other volunteer obtained is the same as the number written on the note. 66. The Mysterious Die Description of the trick: The magician will guess the number the volunteer chose on the die. Props: One die Performance: The magician asks one of the members of the audience to pick a number on a die, place the die face up and remember the number he chose. The person then returns the die to the magicians hand behind his back. The magician presses his finger very hard on the die. Since the number shown on the die is made up of little depressions, these marks remain on the magicians finger after he has pressed down on the die. When the magician brings his hand forward while chanting the magic words, he simply sees the mark on his finger and he can then reveal the number chosen by the volunteer, to the amazement of the audience.

67. The balloon that changes color Description of the trick: The magician pops a balloon, but the balloon only changes color. Preparation: Place a pale balloon inside a darker balloon. Inflate the inner balloon, tie a knot, and place the knot inside the darker balloon. Now blow up the darker balloon and tie a knot at the end. The audience sees only the darker balloon. Performance: The magician shows the balloon to the audience, and while reciting the magic words, he carefully pops the outer balloon. The audience expects to see the balloon disappear, but instead, they see a balloon of a another color, and the audience is astounded. 68. Supernatural Ring Description of the trick: A ring mysteriously moves along a rubber band. Props: Ring, rubber band Performance: The magician shows the rubber band to the audience, and borrows a ring from one of members of the audience. The magician places the ring on the rubber band, and stretches the rubber band a little. When he releases his right hand the ring moves to the left, and vice versa. Thus it appears that the ring is moving on its own. It is best to use lots of magic words when doing this trick, Hocus Pocus, etc. 69. The Flying Pepper Description of the trick: The pepper will rise up from the table and stick to the comb. Props: Plastic comb Preparation: The magician rubs the comb on some cloth, thereby charging it with static electricity. Performance: The magician sprinkles some salt and pepper on the table. The magician brings the comb close to the salt and pepper mixture, and the pepper will be attracted to the comb, thus appearing to fly up. 70. The Magic Coin Description of the trick: The magician will reveal which coin is the oldest. Preparation: You must place an old coin into the freezer. Performance: The magician places all the coins into a hat and announces that he can remove the oldest coin among them. Then, after feeling around he finds the cold coin and removes it, to the amazement of everyone. 71. The Transparent Color Description of the trick: The magician will reveal which color marker was placed behind his back. Props: Small mirror Several markers of different colors Preparation: The magician hides a small mirror in his jacket pocket. The magician holds the small mirror in his right hand, in front of him. He turns with his back facing the markers and asks a member of the audience to place the marker he has chosen into his left hand behind his back. He looks into the mirror while chanting the magic words, then reveals the color of the marker that was placed into his hand.

72. The Balancing Olive Description of the trick: The olive will stand on the magicians finger all by itself. Props: Olive Toothpick Preparation: The magician takes the toothpick and attaches it to his finger, without letting the audience see. Performance: The magician says to the audience, I can balance an olive on the end of my finger. While saying the magic words, the magician sticks the olive onto the tip of the toothpick, while the back of his finger is facing the audience, and the olive really appears to be balanced on his finger. 73. The Pencil Point Description of the trick: The magician will identify where the point of the pencil is. Props: Pencil Paper Performance: The magician asks one of the members of the audience to wrap a pencil in paper so that it is impossible to identify which end is the point and which is the eraser tip. After the pencil is wrapped the magician holds it between his thumb and forefinger, in the center. The magician releases his grip a little, and the pencil will tip towards the heavier side the tip will point upwards. The magician then reveals which side has the point and dramatically rips off the paper wrapping. 74. The Strong Magician Description of the trick: The magician tears a folded paper napkin, while others fail to do so. Props: Paper napkin Preparation: Take a paper napkin, fold it and wet it in the middle. Performance: Distribute paper napkins to the audience and tell them all to fold the napkins. The magician take the prepared napkin and while everyone is attempting to tear their napkins and failing, he successfully tears his napkin. Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 1 75. The Magic Hand Description of the trick: The line passes through the magicians hand, from the back of his hand to his palm. Props: A pen that leaves a clear mark. Performance: The magician draws a line that crosses the creases in his right palm. He folds his hand and opens it quickly, and then draws a line on the back of his hand. He then erases it, while explaining that the line has just passed through his hand onto his palm. When he opens his hand, the audience then sees two lines. Suggestion For Preparing Your Performance

Once you have learned the tricks, you can prepare a complete performance, The secret of any successful performance is that it should not be too long or too short, So you cannot and should not carry out all 75 tricks in one performance. Choose one or two tricks from each group of tricks and prepare your very own performance.

Examples of Tricks for Your Performance: Example 1: 1. The Money Spatula (with the Magic Spatula) 2. Number Guessing (with the cards) 3. Easy come, easy go (wonder wallet) 4. Rabbits and Cups (cups) 5.The Flying Ring (magic wand) 6.The Double Mistake (cards) 7.Releasing the Houdini Bead (Beads) 8.The Sixth Sense (with a parther)

Example 1: 1. Opposite Ends (cups) 2. Thimbles That Multiply (thimble) 3. Rabbits From Nowhere (conical cup) 4. The Adhesive Wand (cards) 5. The Double Mistake (cards) 6. Releasing the Houdini Bead (beads) 7. The sixth Sense (with a partner) 8. Magic Square (numbers) We have given you two examples for a performance which will be neither too long, nor too short. We have also selected tricks of varying degrees of difficulty, Notice that we have mixed introduced different props in each performance. This adds variety to the performance, and helps you to give the impression that you are a magician with a wide range of skills. Prepare different performances, of different length according to the age of your audience Dress suitably before each performance prepare additional props such as a table cloth a sign with your name on it, background music and gloves. The more articles you add the more you add to the atmosphere. For atmosphere after all is a very important part of the world of magic.