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Topic: Looking for Oragami effects.
Message: Posted by: paisa23 (Apr 22, 2010 02:08PM)
I know there are a few but I was curious if there are more out there. I know Michaels Close's Rabbit trick, Frog Prince, DG's Butterfly. Im looking with bills and card effects. Also if people have different handlings of the before mentioned those would be great to hear as well. I love Frog Prince but am looking for a cleaner (JEDI) move.
Message: Posted by: epoptika (Apr 22, 2010 05:46PM)
You might want to check out Frog Tales by Robert E. Neale. Available from L & L Publishing.
Message: Posted by: Adammcd (Apr 23, 2010 07:22AM)
Oooohh Aaaaaah Bird from Michael Close!
Message: Posted by: motown (Apr 23, 2010 08:40AM)
Folding Money Fooling by Robert E. Neale - Book

How To Make Entertaining Novelties From Dollar Bills

Would you like to learn how to easily fold amazing origami models, and then entertain with them? Robert E. Neale's Folding Money Fooling contains 13 easily constructed models, all using paper money. Robert's verbal and pictorial descriptions make learning every detail of these models easy.

From Robert E. Neale's Preface: "This book contains twenty new and novel models that perform in these amusingly unexpected ways; all are folded from dollar bills. They are created for adults, but many will entertain children-especially the finger puppets in Puppet Poetry and the tale illustrated with many different shapes in A Boy's Modest Adventure. A rabbit pops out of a top hat in Bunny Bill, a model popular among magicians."

Chapter Listing:

An Economic Comment
Fluttering Butterfly
Puppet Poetry
Pearching Parrot
Heart Homily
Crane in Flight
A Boy's Modest Adventure
Crossed Doubly
Seven Clever Bills
Baffling Bill Braid
Stretch A Bill
Presidential Portrait
The Contrary Ones
Snake Basket
Pyramid of Immortality
Rabbit Redux
Bunny Bill
Oakes' Standing Bunny
Harris' Bunnies
Message: Posted by: alexoid (Apr 23, 2010 09:45AM)
I believe there's one called "instant origami" which is on a Jay Sankey video (Sankey 1999) - no doubt re-released on DVD!
Message: Posted by: jtb (Apr 24, 2010 09:01PM)
The color changing hexagon is basically a paper folding trick.

It has been laminated and is an inside-out folding routine that produces six colors from a two-sided hexagon.
Message: Posted by: Nyama Possessor (Nov 10, 2015 07:52AM)
Could someone explain the effect [i]“Pyramid of Immortality”[/i] by Robert E. Neale (found in the book [b]Folding Money Fooling[/b]). The name has peaked my curiosity. Thank you in advance.

~ Nyama ~
Message: Posted by: Poof-Daddy (Nov 10, 2015 10:55AM)

There are several in a series of "Impossible Foldings" and one (on the 2nd page) "Paper Folding Stories for Magicians" that I have considered in the past. Just have not had the ambition to take on another hobby yet. (I think origami will take a lot of practice).
Message: Posted by: plink (Nov 10, 2015 08:29PM)
Thom Peterson has a fun table hopping effect on his Penguin Live lecture.
Message: Posted by: Kanawati (Nov 12, 2015 08:47PM)
I know you are looking for bill and card effects but I have performed something called Origamagic Crane to good reaction. SEOMagic looks like they are one supplier although I got it from a brick and mortar shop when I was visiting the U.S. I'm not sure how widely known it is but I think it started off as a fun spectacle lens cleaning gimmick.
Message: Posted by: Perseus Arkomanis (Aug 26, 2016 08:07PM)
Take a look at my "Card Cube" effect from Alakazam Magic Limited.
That might interest you!
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Aug 26, 2016 09:21PM)
I used the very ancient TROUBLE WIT, for years, in my school assembly program. I presented it as ORIGAMI. The kids liked it, and, the TEACHERS, also!

You can make one! Check out the late Frank Herman's book on TROUBLE WIT, published by Magic Inc. (30 years ago!)

Jim Reilly (New Zealand) made great T Wits. Stage size and parlor size!
Message: Posted by: plink (Aug 27, 2016 10:21AM)
Michael Close's rabbit and Frog Prince are both fun and easy.
Message: Posted by: Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse (Aug 27, 2016 12:33PM)
There are some mentalism effects with a cootie catcher
Message: Posted by: yin_howe (Sep 7, 2016 06:05AM)
It's not bills or cards, but looks cool.
Message: Posted by: Mary Mowder (Sep 7, 2016 11:39AM)
Sometimes I do Pat Pages "Easy Money and use my innermost bill to make an (pre-folded and unfolded) elephant. It folds quickly because of the latent folds.

Being an Elephant, it makes a nice remembrance gift for the Birthday Child. This helps take the heat off the other bills (not that that is really a problem).

Having the option offers a nice way lengthen or shorten the show due to time issues.

Once I did this in a house where they had a line of carved elephants in descending size and my elephant fit perfectly as the next smaller size, sweet.

-Mary Mowder
Message: Posted by: JasperLee (Oct 20, 2016 05:06AM)
This immediately reminds me of Frog Prince. But when it comes to "origami style" effects, Robert Neale is the person to go to.

"Celebration of sides" was amazing for me, and he also has other releases that are brilliant.
Message: Posted by: cbguy (Oct 20, 2016 05:29PM)
Look into Michael Close's workers

You can get 1 - 5 as a complete set, instant download

It has several effects using origami
Message: Posted by: plink (Oct 20, 2016 09:36PM)
Don't forget Dan Harlan's Starcle.
Message: Posted by: Mary Mowder (Oct 21, 2016 02:50PM)
Wonderland Dollar . It is topologically based but there is folding going on.


-Mary Mowder
Message: Posted by: shooz (Apr 20, 2017 09:18PM)
Thom Peterson's book, Magic Justice, has a good effect called , "Rock, Paper,Rabbit".
Very cool trick with good humor.....
Now I am looking for a quick fold bunny.."...anyone?
Message: Posted by: wizard75d (Apr 25, 2017 04:57AM)
Yes indeed, I second Dan Harlan's Starcle. What a wonderful piece.
Message: Posted by: funsway (Apr 26, 2017 06:45PM)
May as well mention "FoldCup." A magazine sheet is folded into a tent-like hat while spectators roll up paper balls or dollar bills.

You can then do "one cup" like a Chop Cup or "One in pocket," etc. -- many possible effects since the tent has a built-in feature that can retain or release a ball at will.

At the end you can gift it to a spectator.
Message: Posted by: Chatterbox41 (May 6, 2017 07:09AM)
Had no idea there were so many origami effects out there! Years ago I had a couple folding bill origami books, but never thought of using them in an effect... used to leave them as tips at restaurants for the waitress.

Will have to check these references out. Do you preform the bills to make assembling them quicker in front of the audience?

Message: Posted by: Mary Mowder (May 6, 2017 11:14AM)
The Cootie Catcher can be used as a forcing device.

-Mary Mowder
Message: Posted by: Mary Mowder (May 13, 2017 01:13PM)
While the Rabbit in hat would not be a good candidate, if you can find a simple bunny fold, it could work for a quick fold.

Pre-fold and unfold the bunny. you will find that with practice you will be able to re-fold the bunny quickly.

I do it with the elephant bill and it works very well.

-Mary Mowder
Message: Posted by: Mary Mowder (May 14, 2017 12:18AM)
This one looks fairly simple.


-Mary Mowder
Message: Posted by: Cincy_Mojo (May 28, 2017 02:32PM)
There is simple and beautiful origami butterfly from dollar bill effect by Danny Garcia on the Guerilla Guide to Loops dvd that uses the gimmick to create a wonderfully subtle and surreal finish.
Message: Posted by: funsway (May 30, 2017 05:47PM)
Somewhere I have an trick in which two different colored papers are folded into an intersecting cross -- they move about freely.

Yet, when unfolded it is a single piece of paper. I'll keep an eye out for it.
Not sure what it is called.
Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Jun 17, 2017 05:00PM)
Cocktail Napkin Rose is due for a comeback.
Message: Posted by: shooz (Mar 11, 2018 08:41AM)
Hey everyone,
Just found is again.
Thanks everyone for all the helpful responses.
It's appreciated
Message: Posted by: _W_ (Sep 24, 2019 11:36PM)
I use Greg Wilson's 24-Karat Fold a lot.

I also use Robert Neale's Bunny Bill to reveal a card. I usually will have a tiny cutout of a forced card glued to the bunny's head. Then, I can pop out the head, which reveals their card.
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Oct 11, 2019 12:52PM)
Michael Close has a brilliant trick with a pack of matches that you actually open up and strike a match.
later in the trick, the matches unfold and are just a piece of paper. I always loved that trick.

He also has the origami bunny ears from a cocktail napkin which I've done many many times.
Message: Posted by: Madman13 (Nov 2, 2020 04:29PM)
The Imagination Tester - Workers 4 by Mike Close.
Message: Posted by: alexK (Nov 29, 2020 05:24PM)
David Parr has a good origami routine called Oldest Trick in the Book. He teached this on penguin live.