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I have you all beat Gods gift to childrens entertainers is children. Am I right or am I right?
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an interesting thought...are you talking about the amazing audience helper...if you are then I might be inclined to agree with you...nothing more magical than a perfect helper and you just know when you've picked one...the response is amazing!

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Sponge Balls
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A glass (or bottle) of wine after the show.


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Nice one Mr. Abbott. I have enjoyed your dvds. Thanks for putting them out there. Chico is a GREAT one too.
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Thanks RogueClown!
Chico is the brother I never had.
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If you were to purchase some Wacky Wolf products that fit your show then you would be the exception rather than the rule. The folks that have posted here are Wacky Wolf owners from literally all over the world or at least all over North America. This is one of the selling features of any well made/quality magic...that no one else has them because the price excludes the casual from doing so.

I do own one wolf product the small french Gullotine, I carry it for my adult
close up. Though for my kids/cabaret shows I have a personal dislike for proppy type stuff
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I would say a ballon.
there are no limits with a sinlge, simple, regular ballon.
just fun and laughter as it snaps back on your finger or flies over the kids heads.

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Ahoy! Nice to see another pirate adding his piece of eight! I think this is a great area of debate, and though I'm sure we all agree that children are God's gift to kids' entertainers, I don't think they count as "props". I also have most of Chance Wolf's collection, which is fantastic, my new KaBlammo is simply the most awesome prop I own, and my routine will last at least ten minutes, of non-stop action! I also bought Mr Abbott's brilliant Chico routine, ready to go, which I'm currently turning into a vent rountine - thanks Bill! The "Wand to Snake" from Siam Magic is a gem. I also get maximum entertainment from my parrot "Squawk", which is Pedro from Steve Axtell's collection. Squawk appeals to every single audience member in any show! Plus, no end of routines that can be written.
But I feel that the best "simple" prop for me is the snake can, or a variation of it. Kids adore animation of any kind in a magic show, and the sight of snakes flying out of a can always guarantees a laugh. I have lots of different snakes, and it's easy to add the snake can gag into dozens of different routines. (I recently made up some sticks of "dynamite" filled with snakes, can you guess what I'll use them for?) I suppose the thing that makes the snake can funny is how high you can jump, and how realistic your reactions appear. I have one question to throw out, though - how do you stop the kids from mutilating the snakes? My answer is to make sure they fly backwards, so the kids can't grab 'em!
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I am really pleased that you like my wand to snake........but to answer I think my favourite of all time still has to be Break away wand and break fan. And I also agree with you about the use of snakes !!!
Hope this helps. Creation is life
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Avast Potty, pull into my port sometime and we can down some grog!

I often use a drum loaded snake, and I really don't have much problem with the kids hurting it. The current one I have used well over 1,000 times and is in great shape. I take the plastic wrapper off and put the spring in a nylon cloth wrapper, and that may be what keeps it in shape. I find the snake a great tool to warm up kids that are not sure about this costumed character. It gives them a scare, then they realize everything is fine and they warm up FAST.
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Shane you beat me to it. I was going to say children too.
But since we are talking about props, I have to say sponge balls.
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My choice is the Wilting Flower. I use (I think) David Ginn's warmup with it. We have a contest to see if the audience can make the sad flower perk up.

Also, the vanishing Coke Bottle using Lewis' presentation of changing the Coke into snacks.
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Leftytheclown, you beat me to the post Smile Yes, I have to say Martin Lewis's Snacks, Alive! is one of the endearing effects for children and adults alike entertainment. Martin Lewis very cleverly delays the surprise and we truly have 2 - 3 moments of wows!
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KIDS. Their expressions, their creativity, the joy and wonder they posses and lose all too soon.

As the Oak Ridge Boys sang "Thank God for Kids."

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My choices are:

Steve Axtell Products (Puppets)
Rabbit Puppet in the Hat
Live Rabbit
Spring Snakes

I agree with Sponge Balls, TT, Variety of Comedy Wands, and of course, any Change Bag.

For older kids I'd add, Wiz-Kote, and Pro Viper II.
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Axtell drawing board and puppets.
Dad, magic, ventriloquism, facepainter & balloons.
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I gte so much use out of my drawing board. I simply love it. Being an artist, I can really create most anything and really customize each show I do to the occassion. I then can create my own voice overs and record them to my iPod and have a bunch of great routines depending on the venue. I am not a ventriloquist by any means, but doing it this way, allows me to really work magic and get the audience having a great time.

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The rabbit out of the hat (or repeated failures to produce one from a hat) followed by using Barry Mitchell's gimmicked rabbit hutch that totally catches the kids by surprise after they are sure the effort has failed.
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Sponge balls, rabbit productions and much to my chagrin... I seem to get a lot of mileage out of the haunted key. ???
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My suggestions...

1. Ones Eyes
2. Ones Smile
3. Ones Heart
4. Ones Puppets
5. Ones Music.
6. One Object that becomes many things through an improvisational exercise..
something found at the venue.
7. Making an audience of 2-1402 become One....

Our God is an Awesome God.

With a nod to the new improvisational show...(Thank God you're here)

T.G.I.G....Thank God it's God....

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