Buy Joshua Jay's "Big Magic for Little Hands".
Then she'll naturally gravitate towards something.
To me one of the best card performers is Lennart Green he is technically great, he is a good performer (tho his English leaves something to be desired) and he can improvise.
Jeff McBride is also pretty fantastic when it comes to pure sleight of hand. He can palm more cards then I can hold(And I have a big penis, and you know what they say about people with big penises.)
But really, all the people mentioned in this thread have technical skills that are so great that comparing them becomes somewhat meaningless.
Give the guy some slack...
want to perform this trick for that special lady ? get yourself a copy of david stone's The Real Secrets Of Magic and a special something prop, both available at your local magic dealer.
And this is a demo of the final result.
Hope this will be the start of a long and beautiful journey.
I usually have a SD and INV in my everyday bag, so I decided to design (in Fusion 360) and 3d print (on an Ender 3 Pro) a simple 2-deck case.
I used this vector graphic for the spade.
I need to design a cap and I'll upload the files to Thingiverse for anyone else who wants to print it.
I haven’t tried it for that yet, but it’s a nice velvet material that should work well, though maybe not as much cushion as a full close up pad.
Looking at the 52 Kards site, I paid a bit less by going through Amazon. It’s the same Sean Yang product.
Enjoyer 3-Way Mirror by Sean Yang Practicing Mirror for Card Magic Gimmick Magic Tricks Magician Accessories Stage Illusions https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07LD2PJM4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_iJatCbXP0FNBY
Ahh, maybe it's an Amazon vs. Ellusionist thing - On the Ellusionist page it makes it super clear that they're marked - big bold letters, right at the top, and even talks about how nicely they are hidden in the back design.
On the Amazon page it still says that they're marked, but it's in a bullet-point in the product description, and is probably easier for someone to miss.
Still kind of funny to me though - people buying it and being upset thinking that the bonus queen means they have an incomplete deck, without realizing that there is an even more fundamental reason why they oughtn't be using the deck for poker night...
Is public domain/royalty free important to you?
Here would be one place to start: https://creativecommons.org/about/program-areas/arts-culture/arts-culture-resources/legalmusicforvideos/
The Magician and the Cardsharp: The Search for America's Greatest Sleight-of-Hand ... https://www.amazon.com/dp/0805074066/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_i_ktCFCb5J56VVG
This is a very interesting read about a magician tracking down a card player to learn an amazing card slight. I really enjoyed it.
I think you are right. Also, this sort of hints it; On Sam Strange's facebook page, someone wrote: "Hey Sam, I went to uni with your brother Ben and I always remember him telling me you were a magician. ... How on earth did you get from one side of the stage to the other so quick? ;)"
Also available for free with your Amazon Prime membership.
Pretty sure if you order from Amazon you can ship worldwide! :)
Amazon has them, although you can also ~~just buy the same thing direct from Murphy's.~~
Edit My bad, looks like Murphy's is a wholesaler. Thanks, u/antoniodiavolo!
Since you’re just starting, any bicycle deck is pretty sufficient and they go for a couple of bucks each. Amazon sells packs of 12 decks for a good price but you don’t even need that many packs. A deck should last you a long while at first. 20 Euros/22 dollars is way too much for a deck to practice. That’s typically the cost of a collector deck, and a rare one at that.
Here’s a link to Amazon’s 12-deck pack:
Bicycle STANDARD 12 Decks Pack US Playing Cards Company, Red and Blue
Please, uninstall this. Recently, it has been proved that the company is selling your connection as a VPN for other users meaning that someone could watch child porn with your connection, or buy drugs or consult other illegal things.
Install Zenmate instead, it's way safer.
While I'm sure you're going to get many responses claiming that hypnosis is fake (and I myself have heard dubious claims from otherwise trusted friends about their experiences), I'm going to have to defer the situation to a well-known physicist, Richard Feynman.
In his book Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!, he discusses his experience with a hypnotist.
Another book: <em>Gotcha!: 18 Amazing Ways to Freak Out Your Friends</em> by David Acer
That's got magical things and is written and illustrated at an elementary grades level (suggested ages 8-12).
Right on, my friend.
For the folks who must have videos, there are several video companions to Royal Road. Get the one by F. Paul Wilson.
Similarly, if you're interested in coin magic, J. B. Bobo's <em>Modern Coin Magic</em>. If you also need to buy a piece of gear, get an Okito Coin Box. And if you must have a video, then Ben Salinas's companion video set.
There's an axiom among magicians: "If you want a new trick find an old book."
I have a tough time deciding between Lennart Green and Eric Mead. Both are fantastic, but very different. Here's a video of Lennart Green's TED talk, and here's some beautiful coin work from Eric Mead.
> Is this general archetype still as popular or effective? I'm new to magic in general, and have very little performing experience, so I don't have much of an opinion on the matter.
I think so. Lennart Green is one of my favorite close-up performers, and he definitely fits into the "bumbling expert" stereotype. If you're interested, here's a video of him performing at the TED conference that I really like.
That's the original kickstarter. These are a reprint of the Moriarty deck that had an error, I think with the Kings, maybe a Queen.
Darwin Ortiz dropped out of NYU Law School... Nit sure if that will convince your parents though :) I would say toisten to the advice of majoring in marketing and business. Most pros spend their time doing that as opposed to performing. Check out Magician: Life in The Impossible on Netflix.
Edit: Added Magician: Life in the impossible link ...
When people ask me to perform (at the office or something) because they find out I'm a magician I will set expectations super high then dash them with crap. It's hilarious and people love it.
I'll wave my hands in front of their face, showing both sides empty. Then twiddle my fingers for a bit. Make a few cheesy "magic gestures" then do the old "thumb remove trick" really shitty.
Sometimes they think they missed the trick. Other times they laugh their ass off. Tension and release. Then I tell them I could show them how it's done, but I don't want to get kicked out of the magician's guild.
That depends on the source of the free PD books.
For example, over at archive.org, Kindle is one of the formats available for download, e.g. <em>Modern coin manipulation: embracing every sleight and subtlety invented and known</em> by T. Nelson Downs. Other places, you may need to download in some other format, then do a conversion using one of the many utilities available for that purpose.
Those conversions may have quirks.
Or, you could just go to Amazon and pay $2.99 for a nicely formatted, corrected, and edited Kindle edition of Erdnase with all the illustrations in the correct places.
Me, the copy I have on my desk right now is the 1934 paperback edition that I got from my father.
He sells a series of e-zines called "CHAT" through his web page: https://gumroad.com/olliemealing
> In this issue: I share my thoughts on ‘Is Magic An Art?’, plus teach STOPWATCH, my sleightless version of the legendary ACAAN plot (‘underground’ on the channel).
> I've been on the fence whether or not to release this one for a long time, but alas, sharing is caring!
It is likely a neural net app similar to the online 20Q Game and toys (which guess non-proper nouns). A "database" is created by, mainly, people filling in questionnaires, but also by people playing the game. Questions are asked to eliminate possibilities from the database until one option remains. Wiki
Thanks! I've downloaded this vector file - https://www.freepik.com/free-vector/set-poker-card-symbols_898830.htm and used Adobe Illustrator to isolate the spade and export it as an SVG. Then, in Fusion, I imported that SVG and extruded it to cut into the case's front wall.
Penn talks about this trick specifically and how they judged him on his podcast. It's really interesting. They had guessed in___, but he says that just guessing at a possible method isn't really knowing how the trick works. Also, Jandro had an out if they did guess something. It starts at 22:56 in. https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5mZWVkYnVybmVyLmNvbS9QZW5uU3VuZGF5U2Nob29s&episode=NmQ5YTZkZDQtOGVjMy0xMWU5LWEzNzAtZGJmYzA0NGE0MmFk&at=1562950627601
As someone who used to work in a magic shop, I can give some feedback from demoing things to children. The first thing is it mostly has to be flashy and visual. They can't really follow card tricks or long-winded stories, so you'd have to keep things short and fast. That being said, there are a couple tricks that I love doing to kids.
The first is this magic coloring book. I just linked a basic one from Amazon. It's a quick trick, and you can actually have the kids be involved by creating a story in which they tap the book with a wand and crayons.
Kids are always a fan of sponge balls and bunnies. Either of them work, but I have found that children prefer sponge bunnies.
As others have mentioned, cups and balls is a good one too. Another one is this magic ball and vase. This one was either hit or miss for me. Some kids liked it, some kids didn't.
Those are just a few ideas that I can give. One of the biggest things for performing for kids, is you want to entertain them. As others have said, make it funny and engaging. Crack jokes, do silly things, etc. For a lot of them it may be their first time being exposed to magic. Have fun with it!
Thanks! Could you PM me whether you're on iPhone or Android and the email you use with their app store? Once you send me your email I can add you to the closed beta testing group and you can download the app from the app store:
App store links: iPhone | Android
(Btw please ignore the pricing, it's mostly to protect the secret - it's free for beta testing once I add you to the list. Just trying to improve the trick for now!)
Got this off Amazon, it’s a prime item which is nice and only 15$. I ended up getting two and duck taping the backs together, works surprisingly well.
You could always try and find Slow Motion Magic vols 1 and 2. These tend to be in stock more than Magic from the Soul. Magic from the Soul basically reproduces both volumes of Slow Motion Magic.
I checked with the stockiest, and Slow Motion Magic vol 2 is in stock, from this dealer.:
It has a beautiful color changing knife routine, which I was so impressed with, I adapted it for 2 hands. The misdirection it has built into it is absolute killer.
I found a stockiest for Magic of the Souls, and it looks like it is in stock. I found it on Amazon. If it were out of stock, it would say, as Amazon are pretty tight about advertising books - they have to be in print, or second hand.
I found it here:
It's a UK listing, but the dealer is actually from the USA. So, you wouldn't have to worry about heavy air freight (which can sometimes be more than the damn trick itself).
Don't let the price put you off. It really is worth its weight in gold, even to a 2 handed magician. It has some chapters on misdirection and the logic of magic that I think are some of the best ever written.
On the other hand, Amazon has 18 copies starting at $19.99 if you're anywhere in the area of a computer terminal.
As far as it being out of print, Michael is selling the 15th printing of his book on his website for $39.95
It’s really an art supply box. Got it on Amazon. US Art Supply Artist Wood Pastel, Pen, Marker Storage Box with Drawer(s) (Large Tool Box) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OTZW56Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_NXE2AbVMY7HT4
I can think of a few options, depending on budget and size of your venue.
A personal portable amplifier will work pretty well for smaller venues, and have the added benefit the microphone is attached to you allowing you to move freely rather than be transfixed to a single point on stage. I don't know that I recommend the linked model specifically, I just grabbed one from Amazon quick. I'd do some research.
If you're doing medium sized or larger venues you're going to need something larger, like u/Ebackes88 says. I'd consider how many of these gigs you're doing versus the cost of renting. If it's a small amount, renting is probably the way to go, but obviously there will be a point when purchasing is cheaper.
One thing I'd keep in mind if you purchase is that you don't need a PA with sixteen channels (or ports) like a band might. I can't imagine you needing more than two (one for voice and one for music, if you have any. Something like this would probably do the trick. Yes it's got four channels, it's nice in case one breaks or if you find you'd like having more than two, plus it's tricky to find systems with less. This one also comes with a very crappy microphone, which you're probably going to want to upgrade right away. The downside here as opposed to the other option I suggested is that going wireless without sacrificing quality will cost you.
Those would be the Bicycle Dragon Back deck. They have them on Amazon and have a link for you Bicycle Dragon Back Playing Cards (Pack of 3), Blue/Red/Gold https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010F6BX7C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_mNfrBb13WKGJV
Much cheaper version on Amazon:
Magic Makers Illusion Card Box https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0035ASA8Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_dxXMBbM228M8T
Make sure you learn the Mercury Card Fold.
For comparison thay are $9.01 on Amazon so a great deal! Thanks OP!
Amazon - Experiencing the Impossible by Gustav Kuhn
- Available now in Kindle and hardcover
Big Magic for Little Hands by Joshua Jay is only 11 bucks on Amazon:
Big Magic for Little Hands: 25 Astounding Illusions for Young Magicians https://www.amazon.com/dp/0761180095/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_D26-CbTTK6E3G
I get mine from this Amazon seller, solely because I confirmed they have the old style box design. I might just bite the bullet and buy enough to last me the rest of my days, before they inevitably run out.
My laptop has a DVD player right now.
For that matter, here's an external DVD player for laptops and desktops; it goes for under $20.
Wes's video on fooling Penn and Teller is really good
Also his special Full Frontal Magic, which I hear can be found on YouTube if you aren't in an appropriate region for Amazon, is fun. Definitely a bit of showing off his body, which I'm not going to complain about!
It’s also the cover of Chicago Magic - History of Stagecraft and Spectacle random amazon link
Edit: front cover (c) 1899 Strobridge Litho Co
Edit2the actual image
That guys advice about the hat preloaded with a few bills is solid. Keep like $7.00 and change in the hat when you setup, with a five and two ones and some quarters. Hell, add a half dollar if you do coin acts. Why? This advice is for anyone with a tip jar- having it preloaded shows people what is appropriate to tip. If I'm unsure of whether people tip ones or tens of fives, I may avoid tipping at all because I don't want to embarrass myself by asking, or tipping too little and insulting you. If I see ones, I'd probably tip ones. If I see a five or a ten- I'm more likely to tip 5 or 10. If I only see change- you get change because that's what the set point looks like. If they see money in the hat, they know what to do, are more likely to tip and lastly it makes them see that other people see you as worthy of their money and likely to follow suit. I'm sorry you had a rough go of it, hope it is a better day next tomorrow 🎩👍
Eta: I guessed at the appropriate denominations, try whatever configuration you think is appropriate.
It's not a magic book, but an easy to read book to understand marketing and behavior is Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
Book wise, Karl Fulves' "Self Working Card Tricks" is clever and a good start (and quite cheap, maybe it could make a good stocking stuffer!)
I would also recommend The "Complete Card Magic" DVD set, which I think has a rather nice range of options for beginners.
Check out Maximum Entertainment by Ken Weber http://www.amazon.com/Maximum-Entertainment-Ken-Weber-Book/dp/0974638005 and Strong Magic by Darwin Ortiz http://www.amazon.com/Strong-Magic-Creative-Showmanship-Close-Up/dp/B00534I956
Those books will put you way ahead of your peers if you study and follow them. Regardless of the effects you do.
This trick available on the Google Play Store might be what you might be able to use. There is a lot of potential use for it. You can be creative with what you do with it.
Joshua Jay's complete course in magic is one of the best places to start learning magic. He teaches close up magic, stage magic, restaurant magic, impromptu magic in his book with proper crediting and references so that you can choose to take a leap in the rabbits hole lol.
If she has graduated away from the kid's magic kits, it's time for some books.
"Now You See It, Now You Don't" is the best all-around beginner book imo.
I hear Joshua Jay's beginner book is good too: https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Complete-Course-Joshua-Jay/dp/0761149872
Can't go wrong with Mark Wilson's Complete Course book. Countless careers started there.
Here's one source for OOTW.
(I personally learned it from Magician's Magic by Paul Curry (mumble) years ago. The book is now available in an inexpensive Dover reprint.)
<em>Magic and Showmanship</em> by Henning Nelms is all about presentation, including dialog. It's a book that I think every magician should have.
While you don't have a lot of time right now, for the future you might want to pick up <em>Gotcha!: 18 Amazing Ways to Freak Out Your Friends</em> by David Acer
A lot of music just entered the public domain. It’s older stuff ... 1923 but might find something Of use
Here’s the article about it and there is a like to the Wikipedia for music of 1923.
Consider what you'll use for handouts. A copy of the Magician's Code (suitable for framing)? A certificate of completion? Homework assignments? Instructions for the trick taught that day?
Times being what they are, consider the patter that you use and teach. A few years back a teacher got into trouble for giving a handout that taught the "Four Burglars" trick; some parents thought that it was too negative, and glorified crime.
Consider too Grand Illusions: The history of magic. Not to show the whole thing (that would take up entirely too much class time) but rather the intro episode, perhaps at the beginning of the first class.
Another thing to consider, to tie everything together, might be to recreate a magic act as it might have existed in 1850, or 1890, or 1920, so there's a unifying theme, and chance to do some research.
Go with a prediction... check out some of Max Maven's work. PRISM is awesome. You can get that book for $50
also dig through Annemann:
Try searching for "polycarbonate cups". Here's a pretty good hit off Amazon (set of 6):
Polycarbonate is very durable, has a dense feel, and will generally be better than other transparent plastic cups you may come across. Often marketed as "shatterproof".
Sorry, I know this is a week old, but in case anyone is looking these are by far the best I've found, and all the coin magic guys I know love them as well.
I've purchased and made dozens of close-up pads over the years. A couple years ago I started looking for something small, thin and minimalist and found this. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01E9V4ZPQ
Only 1mm thick, with a non-skid rubber backing, soft micro-fiber surface and just big enough for a card spread or matrix. It's also a great mouse pad because... it is a mouse pad. I have three of them now and one is always with me in my laptop bag.
I'll never again lug around some big monstrosity that looks unnaturally suspect and has got room for trap doors and two of Sigfried's Tigers inside. Keep it simple. Focus on the magic.
Sorry. I can’t figure out how to post this link, but I found this. Would this work?
PTFE Fabric Tape, Teflon Tape for Vacuum Sealer Machine, Hand Impulse Sealers Insulation Wear-resistant PTFE Coated Fiberglass https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086K4PCW6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_DH88XSHF4AWYKQKSK84S?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I actually use a chick pan (its deeper) bigger load, like this mine is about 7 inches accross I am not sure what this one is though, but it looks very similar https://www.amazon.com/Chick-Pan-Aluminum-Mr-Magic/dp/B07JVG63G7/ref=sr_1_6?crid=3U117N4YKMFYE&keywords=dove+pan&qid=1651086482&sprefix=dove+pan%2Caps%2C117&sr=8-6
A while back I did a similar show for my daughters Birthday , I did a lot of what you did and I themed all my patter harry potter . the trick that was the biggest hit was the finale a dove pan with loaded with flash paper. Demonstrating potion magic I threw in all kinds of strange ingredients, I have a flash wand and I shot it into the pan. the flashpaper ignited, I screamed, they screamed we all screamed. Panicing I covered the dove pan with the lid. Then when we peeked under the lid it had been transformed into a pack of bertie botts every flavor beans for each child... https://www.amazon.com/Harry-Potter-Bertie-Botts-Flavor/dp/B0095KATS4/ref=pd\_lpo\_3?pd\_rd\_i=B0095KATS4&psc=1
Grandpa Magic: 116 Easy Tricks, Amazing Brainteasers, and Simple Stunts to Wow the Grandkids https://www.amazon.com/dp/1523501057/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_V3JX02H6ZPK1DCNQTVKN
Can’t recommend this book enough.
I used it extensively for my daughters sixth birthday years ago. She wanted a magic show, but I didn’t want to hire a rando so i learned a bunch of these.
It was a great intro to magic, and it’s definitely geared towards young audiences.
Would this have the same effect ?
Do you think this would have the same effect ? https://www.amazon.fr/edding-peinture-toutes-surfaces-Transparent/dp/B06XRFCS9X/ref=sr\_1\_9?\_\_mk\_fr\_FR=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&crid=3SDB92RD6G95Q&keywords=matte%2Bfinish%2Bspray&qid=1647765586&sprefix=matte%2Bfinish%2B...
When I was about 8 years old I was given Now You See It, Now You Don't by Bill Tarr. I found this book to be very good at teaching sleight of hand with balls. It also covers card and coin magic.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jetcitylimited/antithesis-a-deck-of-playing-cards-printed-by-the Just a quick question, can you take a look at those cards? I did not create them or anything like that, however I think they are absolutely beautiful as art.
Wow, those are pretty. I've only read reviews on how they handle and, as you mentioned, they're pretty bad in that department. I bet these are great for home games though.
Someone asked this on the T11 forums recently (1 week ago-ish), you should check it out.
EDIT: Watch this space, as their cards are also stunning, just not made yet.
EDIT2: You mentioned you collect. If you're willing to dish out $2 per card, the Absolut Vodka deck is all custom, along with drink recipes ;).
This might be closer to what you want, but I wouldn't expect them to be high quality:
For me, it depends on the card(s).
For 1-2 cards, I use deck protector sleeves with an opaque back, so I can put a label on the back to note what is in it: https://www.amazon.com/Konami-Ultra-Sleeves-Standard-Protectors/dp/B005422U9S
For multiple gaffs in one trick, like Princess Cards, Wild Card, etc, I use #4 Coin Envelopes, which are 3" x 4.5" I write what's inside on the envelope and cut the flap of the envelope off, so that the glue doesn't accidentally seal it. The envelopes are long enough that the cards don't go anywhere, especially since I stack the envelopes flat in a plastic pencil storage box.
The rest are in tuck cases, grouped together if they go with others in the case.
If I wanna take something, I just grab it and throw it in a tuck case, packet trick wallet, etc and return it when I'm done.
The change looks good enough - maybe try to be a bit more gentle and subtle with the card to let the viewer focus closer on it.
If you are planning on showing this video to lay people, I think you will probably get better reactions if you show the card cleanly before and afterwards. I'm of the opinion that it is important for the viewer to be clear what is happening (i.e. the magician is holding a single card in his hand) for an effect to realise it's full potential. However, I may be wrong, there is probably a large market these days for ~5 second pieces of visual strange on the internet.
Here is an example of a great snap change posted recently that may give you some general pointers.
A corner punch is good for a discreet short card, I picked one of these up after seeing Asi Wind recommend them on his masterclass series..
Ollie meaning has a series out right now called chat. Every week or so he puts an issue out with 3-4 pages of theory and advice about character and how you should present yourself in a performance and other similar things. And also one routine of his own material most of the time having to do with what was talked about. I would highly recommend all of them but the first 2 are free if you just want to check them out first https://gumroad.com/olliemealing
I have modeled and allowed for personal use this quick print for creating a stencil for making Paul Gertner’s Unshuffled decks.
Here is the link to the STL if you want to print one for yourself.
What do you mean about them being in a unique position? Not disagreeing I just don't get what you mean. I've purchased laptops and phones and stuff online and no one has ever asked for a picture of my CC or drivers license. Also if the person purchased through a service like Privacy.com then there might not even be a physical card to take a picture of. Unless they're doing a bank transfer or something this seems pretty over the top.
Something like this. Mine was better. Full coin, not just on the side. Made by Sterling Magic, who was doing a lot of this type of work.
Check out magnetic levitation tricks!! That use electro magnetic type principles like the one shown in the picture.KINGLEV Magnetic Levitation Platform, 360° Floating Rotating Display Stand Disk Holder, Home Decor Sculpture Art Show Shelf, for Living Room,Office, Shop Decoration, Up to 350g(13 Ounces) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088GRQ21T/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_X88BYEY16Q0MZZK6HFKT?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
A makeup case. They're bulky and I don't recommend it... but if you absolutely MUST bring a 6 hour show, this is a great way to keep organized with all of the little compartments that pop out. Here's one with a mirror that you could probably come up with some ideas for. It's only 30 bucks. https://www.amazon.com/Joligrace-Professional-Cosmetic-Organizer-Pattern/dp/B07H26X1Z4/ref=mp_s_a_1_17?dchild=1&keywords=songmics+makeup+case&qid=1615164901&sr=8-17
They literally sell it everywhere, including Amazon. Any brick and mortar will have it, it's a stone-cold-classic.
The cards needed also come in a lot of packet trick decks, like this. So if I ever need refills I usually buy something like that, once you already know the method/routine.
PROTIP: It's a little more work, but I'd go to Amazon and buy about two dozen of these. That should get you through several shows.
Dude... I bought this yesterday at a local bookstore for $35.
Amazon had it for $200
Its in one of Karl Fulves Self working card trick books (just a couple of $ from amazon):- In fact its this one from $5 on kindle or a couple of $ including shipping for a 2nd hand copy
Hey! Sure thing, no problem, I used something called Wizard's Metal Polish Cloth on amazon, it's an auto part shining polish my mechanic buddy raaaaaved about. 2 coats of that and you'll be shining no time, I even shined my jumbo coin, lol. Hope this helps!
Wizards Metal Polish (Metal Polish Cloth) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005ZGSCYA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_XW39DbVPXX5SB
Yes. Only one sleight. Only the most difficult sleight in the annals of card magic, that few people know about and even fewer can perform flawlessly. Maybe the pacing covers it. I haven't performed it. But damn son. There's like 500 self-working card tricks. Some of them border on miraculous.
And you recommend this?
Just get Fulves' "Self-working Card Magic." $6 on Amazon.
I'm sure you'll find something that rivals this without learning ANY sleight of hand.
Joshua Jay has a book called Big Magic for Little Hands which sounds like it might be a perfect companion to whatever kit you end up getting. Personally I'll second the suggestion for the Penn & Teller one
Mnemonica is an advanced example of this. I bought the book but I still haven’t read it in full. I’ve seen it performed and it’s absolutely brilliant. I’m sure other magicians who know it could speak to how difficult it is to learn yet how powerful this effect really is.
Mnemonica : Symphony in Mnemonic Major by Juan Tamariz (2011-11-06) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3ME787/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_JCSvFbC53R551
In addition, Diamond Jim's Bamboozler's series is excellent for science puzzles:
and the quirkology series:
Expert card technique
I've found those listed as make up cases on amazon. I scored and got 4 at $12 per.
I think the only difference is they aren't monogramed and the front pocket is slightly different. I actually prefer the make up cases because the front pocket is designed to hold brushes, so I put sharpies and such in there.
I was only able to find this on amazon. I am sure you can find a better deal on ebay if you look and wait. ~> https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Magic-Makers-Tricks-Moves/dp/B000JQQKJA
For anyone who still uses DVDs, it looks like you can get the DVD set on Amazon for about $20. As for me, I’d much rather have the downloadable videos. Thanks for sharing.
There are small clear "sleeves" that can be put on the bottom of a ring, to make it fit better called "ring size adjusters." They're usually a soft silicone-like material and under $5 for an assortment pack.
Example ring size adjusters from Amazon.
They're always hidden below the finger. But there are two types: ones that go fully around the ring and others that sit only between the ring and finger. You'll prob want the former.
Put it on for the performance only. Remember to practice with it. Might feel foreign at first.
As a previous comment suggested phone Apps can be fun to mix things up a little and easy to carry as they are always on your phone.
Try WeKnowAnyCard and/ or WizCard Magic. Both are effective Magic Apps and do not require to be on line and they are so affordable.
I’ve used them in the fun family environment and they always impress.
WizCard Magic Android WeKnowAnyCard Android
I’d recommend the magic colouring book. ok trick if he means a magic book as in a single trick. Very popular in birthday parties and not too expensive. It’s quite popular in the UK and I think he might have seen it then. I think it’s a good trick for the average 7 year old but I don’t know your son so I can’t be sure for certain. Hope this helps
Amazon link for it
The Spring-loaded butterfly is on sale at Amazon for about $6 last I looked. The glitter thing can be accomplished with some rubber bands and some strong paper clips.
as for the Flour one, I saw it on MASH, and I don't remember how it was done.
Do you have an example or idea?
You could buy a metal card, a magnet, and balance anything you want on it. PK Cards could be used as well.
Joshua Jay sells Balance.
I would recommend bicycle fire and stargazer decks.
Here's a link to buy them on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bicycle-Stargazer-Elements-Playing-Bundle/dp/B073ZPWGMV/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1550273001&sr=8-2&keywords=stargazer+cards
Aren’t they the same price on Amazon
I have 2 solid robust and simple Apps for Android and Apple.
There is no setup in the phone. Once the App is downloaded it’s all you need . No Ads, no in app purchases.no cellular costs.
Totally unlimited use after 0.99 cents price which is super value compared with other Magic Apps
These Apps will work Off line on Airplane mode if you need to be.
In both Apps the spectators randomly chosen Card is either named by a call center agent that you “ call”.
Or in the other App it is named and displayed by a Summoned Wizard.
Please feel free to try. WeKnowAnyCard is Getting good reviews from serious magicians.
WizCard Magic is very recently on the playstore.
It is an interesting question. I’ve been using my App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.weknowanycard.app. It involves a person picking a card each time and then calling a psychic call center . In my experience I would say the most picked is 7 of Diamonds or Ace of Hearts. But when the trick always works people think a more obscure choice will be more difficult so they choose 4 of spades or 9 of clubs etc.
Ideally the App should have a register so over time it logs the number of times each card is picked. Then it’s not up for debate.