Instructions for the magic.
1.THE MONEY TUBE
Your Money Tube is a neat magical apparatus that will allow you to make objects appear, disappear and change from one thing into another. It is made up of three parts, the cap, the tube and a secret smaller tube (insert) that fits inside of the larger one. The audience is not supposed to know about this secret insert! Set the tube with the special insert inside with the cap on top. Now hold the cap firmly between your thumb and first finger of one hand, and with your other hand pull the tube straight down. You will notice that the cap and insert are still together in your first hand. Keep your fingers around the special insert, hiding it from the audience. It should look like you are holding the cap only! Now let’s learn to do some cool magic with your Money Tube.
Before your show, put a small length of colored thread inside of the tube and then place the secret insert on top, but leave the cap off. When you are ready to perform the trick, borrow a dollar bill from someone in the audience. You will need to fold up the dollar bill so it fits inside of the tube. Tell the audience that you will now make the dollar bill vanish. Make a few magical passes over the tube and then remove the insert as you were taught earlier. Tip out the colored thread and say, “Well, I made most of the dollar bill vanish. Do you know how money has thread in it, well it seems that is all that’s left!”
You can use your Money Tube for more than just money tricks. Before your show, write a message on a small slip of paper and fold it up. It’s especially cool if this is some information about your helper such as their name or age. Hide the paper in the tube with the insert on top of it. During your show, display a blank piece of paper and fold it up. Put it into the tube (really the insert) and put on the lid. Claim that a friendly ghost lives in the tube and that he’s going to write something about your helper. Remove the lid (and insert) and tip out the paper. Let your helper open it up to discover the ghostly writing!
4.A SNEAKY TACTIC
If you are at all worried about stealing away the hidden insert behind your fingers you can instead cover the Money Tube with a small square of tissue saying that you are totally isolating it. When you remove the tissue take the cap and insert with it giving you much more cover to conceal the stolen insert!
5.CRYSTAL COIN CASE
During your show, place one clear sheet on the table and on top of it place the small plastic frame with the circle cut out. Into the circle, put a coin. You can use a real coin if you like, or you can use the small plastic coin provided. On top of that, place the other clear sheet. Now, lock everything together with the four rubber bands provided, and if any of them break, you can use any small rubber band as a replacement. Comment to the audience that the coin is trapped inside the Crystal Coin Case. As you place the device under a napkin, squeeze it between your fingers and thumb from the sides and it will open up enough to allow the coin to fall secretly into your hand! Make sure that nobody sees the coin in your hand! Let a friend hold the device through the cloth and casually put your hand in your pocket to get rid of the coin. Say some magic words and then let your friend see that the coin has vanished!
6.THE MAGIC COIN TRICK
Your little box can hold one or a number of coins. Despite its very simple look it is capable of performing some devastating magic! Have the round box on your fingers and put a coin in it. As you reach for the lid of the box, let the box turn over in your hand, by closing your fingers a little. Put the lid of the box onto the bottom of the box! It looks as though the coin is trapped in the box but, because the box is upside down, it isn’t! Pretty sneaky, huh? You can now lift up the box and put it on the table, leaving the coin behind in your hand. Be careful not to let anybody see the coin! Pick up the box and toss it in the air. It lands on the table and comes apart to show that the coin has vanished! Because the box is moving rapidly, it is impossible for your friends to see which way up it was.
Before your show, use a permanent marker to put an X onto a quarter. Put this quarter underneath a plate during your show. Show your friends another quarter and draw an X on it making it look just like the one on the coin hidden underneath the plate. Put this coin inside your box, stealing the coin secretly as you do so. Claim that the coin will vanish from the box and appear on the plate. Open the box to show that the coin has vanished but, horrors, it is not on the plate! After pretending to be puzzled for a few moments lift up the plate, “discover” the coin and say, “Wow, the magic is even stronger than I thought!”
MAGIC WITH EVERYDAY OBJECTS
8.THE LINKING PAPER CLIP
For this wild effect, you’ll need two paper clips and a dollar bill. If you don’t have a dollar you can use any currency or a piece of paper. Fold the bill into an “S” shape and clip it together with the open end of the dollar clipped to one side of the inside fold and the other end of the dollar clipped to one side of the other inside fold. Now pull the ends of the paper apart- the two paper clips will fly into the air and link together all by themselves!
9.THE JUMPING RUBBER BAND
You’ll need, surprise, surprise, a rubber band to perform this neat little effect. Put the rubber band over your first and second fingers. Make sure that your palm is facing you and the back of your hand is toward the audience. Curl your fingers down into a fist, but as you do, pull the rubber band out towards you and slip all of your fingers inside of it, letting the rubber band rest against the bottom part of your fingers, near the nail. From the front where your helpers are watching, it will appear as though the band were around just the first two fingers. Say a magic word and straighten your fingers out. The band will magically hop onto your third and little fingers!
10.THE TRAPPED JUMPING RUBBER BAND
If you twist another rubber band around the tips of your fingers as shown, it will appear as though the first rubber band cannot escape. But, astonishingly, if you perform the moves as you did in the previous effect, the effect will still work! This is a good follow-up to the trick, as you are repeating the trick under even more difficult conditions!
Another great follow-up to the previous tricks involves two different colored rubber bands. Put one over your first two fingers and one over your third and little fingers. Close your hand into a fist, fingers towards you, and put all four fingers into both rubber bands. Now, when you straighten out your fingers the rubber bands will change places. This will even work with a third band twisted around your fingertips, as in the trapped rubber band trick, making for a very baffling mystery indeed!
12.RING UP RUBBER BAND
Even a broken rubber band can be used to create magic! Borrow a ring from an audience member and put it on your broken rubber band. Now grip the band in the center with one hand, keeping the rest hidden in your hand. With your other hand, stretch out the band so that it is sloping upwards. The ring should be at the bottom of the slope, nearer to the hand with the hidden portion of rubber band. Now slowly let the band slip between your fingers, releasing the portion you concealed. The ring will creep uphill in a very magical way! The slower you let the band come out from your hand, the slower and more magical the creeping action will be.
13.THE UNBROKEN TOOTHPICK
For this trick, you will need a cloth napkin with hem, and two toothpicks (not included in the set). Before the performance, you need to secretly put one of the toothpicks (toothpick A) into the hem of the cloth. To begin, you will lay out the piece of cloth and place the other toothpick (toothpick B) at the center of the piece of cloth. Now fold the piece of cloth around toothpick B and seemingly hold onto it. In fact, you are secretly holding onto toothpick A in the hem of the cloth while toothpick B is left free inside the cloth. Now ask a volunteer to break the toothpick through the piece of cloth (actually you will let the volunteer break toothpick A inside the hem. Make sure that they confirm that they have broken the toothpick by feeling that it really broken. Now open the piece of cloth and magically show the volunteer toothpick B which is not broken.
14.THE SNEAKY COUNT
Get ten toothpicks and on one of them make a tiny secret mark on both sides so that you can tell this one apart from the others. Make the mark as small as possible with a pencil so that you are the only one who knows it is there. During your show, bring out the ten toothpicks and put them out in a line side by side. Make that your secretly marked toothpick is the first one on the left hand end of the row. That means the secret marked toothpick is on your left, but your audience’s right. Say that you will turn your back and that one of them is to move a number of toothpicks between one and ten, one at a time, from their right to their left end of the row. This means the first toothpick they will move is the secret toothpick. When they have finished, turn back and say, “As impossible as it might seem I’m going to tell you just how many toothpicks you moved!” As you say this, look for your secretly marked toothpick and counting it as ‘one’ count how many there are to the right end (your right) of the row and then tell them that’s how many were moved! NOTE: if the marked toothpick ends up on your far right side, then they moved only one. If the marked toothpick is still on the far left, that means they moved all ten toothpicks!
15.THEE PEPPER TRICK
For this trick, you will need some water, some soap, some regular pepper, a dish (not included in this set). Before the performance, secretly rub soap on your fingers. To begin, put some water in a dish, and then put some regular pepper, Ask a volunteer from the audience to try to separate the pepper and the water by hand. Of course it will be impossible. Now when you put your fingers (with soap) in to the water the pepper will magically separate to the edge of the dish.
16.WATER AND ICE
For this trick, you will need a cup, a wand, a sponge, some water and some ice cubes (not included). Before the performance, place the sponge into the cup at the bottom, and put some ice cubes inside the cup on top of the sponge. You need to find a sponge that will fit well in the cup so that it will not fall out when you tilt the cup upside down. To begin, pour a little bit of water in the cup, wave your wand over the cup and say “Hocus-Pocus!”.The water will be soaked and contained in the sponge. Now tilt the cup and pour out the ice cubes. It appears that you have magically turned the water into ice cubes.
You will need 5 pieces of paper and a pencil for this trick (not included in this set). Before the performance, you will need to secretly write the words red, yellow, green, pink and blue individually on 5 pieces of paper. Now you need to fold up the 5 pieces of paper separately and place them one in each of your pockets located through out your pant, shirt or jacket. You must remember which written color is in which pocket. To begin, you will ask a volunteer to select one of the 5 colors: red, yellow, green, pink and blue; and think about that color he/she chooses in mind. Ask them what color they have selected; when the volunteer tells you the color he/she selected, you will magically pull the correct piece of paper show the color that he/she chose from one of your pockets. Tell him/her that you had magically predicted his/her chosen color.
Along with your specially printed card you’ll need a selection of coins. Get together a penny, nickel and quarter . Show your audience the card and coins and get them to guess which is the largest coin that can fit into the picture of the tabletop without overlapping the edges. They will be amazed to find that even the smallest coin won’t f