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I will have one, maybe two, of these shows next month and I have a lot of effects worked out but I would just like any suggestions on what some other good tricks for this type thing could be. Also there will be lots of older kids there and I was wondering what would be some good ones for them? I want there to be a message in at least 80% of my magic or so and I just don't know what messages to use for the older kids.

Thanks for the help,

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I don't know about a "message" for this effect but one of my favorites for close-up is string thru finger found in the Klutz book of magic. If you are not familiar with it it's very easy and leaves a lot of room for interaction with your "victim".

Is this for your church? I mean, do you know what the VBS theme is? Anything you could do to reinforce the message of the VBS would be great.

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I think you are going to end up doing a stage type show. Those kids will glom onto you very fast. Make sure the tricks you do can be done surrounded.
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Thanks for the tips.
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I just made a post in the Camp magic topic and it all applies here too.

Hotrod, ring and rope, sponge balls...

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For young children, here's my favorite:
(inspired by Scott Guinn's "Sucker Trick")

  • Construct the lollipop gaff as per Scott's effect (dime glued to lollipop under the wrapping).
  • Hiding the "dime side", ask child if they know what "this [i.e., the lollipop] is"
  • Tell them that it is the world's smallest magic wand, for doing the world's smallest magic trick
  • A dime is shown.
  • Show dime on left finger tips. Close the left fist, back-clipping the dime (fist is palm-toward-your-body).
  • Now, using the paddle move in the right hand, tap the left fist with the lollipop three times (implicitly showing "both sides" -- don't over-prove).
  • Open left fist, and the dime is gone.
  • Slowly turn the lollipop over to show that the dime is trapped inside the wrapper. Place sucker onto open left hand.
  • Right fingers now go behind the left fingers, retrieving the dime.
  • Ditching the dime, the right hand now retrieves a "clean" lollipop from an appropriate spot to offer to child.

cheers, Doug
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Prof Nightmare. There is a great gospel patter for this. My favorite is bad company corrups good character, or we tend to become like those we spend time with. I think it's really important that christian teens learn to have good friends who will encourage them in the right direction.
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Great ideas!
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Have you seen the trick "Good Kids Bad Kids"? Great card effect with gospel message or as I have used it and anti-gang message too.

It is about becoming like those we hang out with.

I believe it is a Doc Haley Trick.
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