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Amadeus_Magi
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I need a suggestion from you guys...
If you ever come to a situation that you only had a piece of paper to perform impromptu magic, what'll you do?? beside the center tear...
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If I had the luxury of a pencil, I'd maybe do a magic square. Or write down the contact details of the person, get in touch later and ask them to book me for a private show Smile
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Either the Quarter Tear or tear a hole big enough to climb thru.

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If you mean writing paper you could do mentalisn with a center tear. If you had a paper napkin you could do Dan Harlen's starcle, found on several of his tapes. With a cocktail napkin you could make a rose. I know Simon Lovell teaches the rose twisting in his "SON OF SIMON BOOK". Karl Fluves has an inexpensive book from Dover books the title is "Self Working Paper Magic". Another effect would be torn and restored cigarette paper. Also Paper balls over the head could be done with several pieces of paper. I hope this helps. Oblique
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Maybe some origami... like the one in
"Folding Money Fooling" from Robert Neale...

I own a book of paper magic (in Spanish) but there is nothing for impromptu magic.
There is an interesting thing that the author says can save you from trouble - you fold a paper and with just one cut you are left with some pieces; when you lay them on a table you have a very interesting altar (?), a cross and candles on the sides - beautiful and somehow magical

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I used to roll up paper napkins and perform "sponge ball" effects when I was out.

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Go with the origami. I recommend folding a crane, it's a simple but a nice pattern that is easy to learn. It would probably be best to follow up with what the general public would consider a "real trick" such as making your new-born bird vanish.

If your good at pick-pocketing, you can slip it inside the marks wallet for a re-appearence later.

This assumes though that you have a squarish peice of crisp paper. If all else fails you could order 3 shots of something "to loosen up", crumple up the paper and do a cups and balls...

OH! If you have 4 sheets of paper,and the origami know-how you can make the cups yourself. (3 cups and one crumpled up ball) I've not seen a pattern for a cup that would work for that, but it should be easy enough to whip one up when I get home.

*the layman shuts up for now*

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Origami patterns older than my great-great-grandmother to the rescue, the traditional origami cup fits the bill perfectly. A square of paper about 7 inches to a side gives a nice sized cup. You can find directions on folding this simple pattern at http://www.origami-usa.org/tofold.htm
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Well, if you order the drinks, than you have more than one piece of paper with you... So, you could switch the plain paper for a bill (and order the drinks) Smile
Another nice thing would be to make a jumping frog (and maybe let him follow the footsteps of the recently vanished bird)

Or the rabbit in the hat (form Folding Money Fooling). Am I quoting myself? Smile
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2 in the hand and 1 in the pocket effect.
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Greg Wilson has some very good stuff with rolled up money and paper in Off the cuff and on the spot. You should check it out.
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Amadeus, I go with Walter Gibsons, Tic Tack Toe trick.. very visual and self working. paper instead of xx's or o's I might use hearts on Valentines day or whatever. This very nice effect can be found in his book
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Everyone seems to be forgetting the obvious, "Paper balls over the head" (Slydini) is one of my favorites!
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Check out Dan Harlans impromptu video. The circle star effect is wonderful.

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I have an alter-ego that I don't care much to talk about, but he (the blasted airline agent) performed card warp with old boarding passes once. That made me realize, if paper is lying around you have a perfect effect!
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Quote:
On 2002-11-20 22:12, Cacoal wrote:
Everyone seems to be forgetting the obvious, "Paper balls over the head" (Slydini) is one of my favorites!
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Cacoal,
Do you know what book that Slydini "paper balls over head" routine is in?
Thanks.
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You can find the routine in Stars of Magic.
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Also Tony Clark has a video out now on nothing but Paper Balls Over The Head.
I think Tony learned it from Slydini.

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2 in the hand, one in the pocket.

card warp with paper.

torn and restored paper.

bill change
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I agree with everyone on Dan Harlans Starcle. Lots of laughs here.
I find a Subway napkin is perfect to preform this with. Smile
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