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Harv
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Just wondering if anyone uses this effect and would be kind enough to share their routine. I have a set coming and apart from the standard routine cannot think of anything more inventive due to partial brain cramp. As always any ideas are greatly appreciated.

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I love this effect!!!

I use it right in the middle of my kid show and it is a very good crowd pleaser. I'm not going to expose the routine that I use completely, since a lot of thought has gone into it.

The basic routine for me is that I call up two people, the birthday child and his mother/father. I then start to talk about how parents always tell their kids they do not know how to follow directions. Then I tell them I am going to test that theory, so I begin.

I basically do the regular routine but where the parent can't get it right (by "not" following directions Smile ), but the child ALWAYS can (because he KNOWS how to follow directions Smile .)

I always get a bunch of laughs throughout this routine, to make it funny you REALLY need to rub in how bad the adult is doing, and how they "should learn to follow directions more like their son/daughter over here."

I also have a great kicker ending that I am going to keep to myself. Then the basic closing is "This proves my point that cometimes even parents cannot follow directions NEARLY as well as their kids."


There, that's my basic routine for confusing crayons. I also like it a lot mainly because it gives the birthday child the spotlight for this trick and also they get to show up their parent in front of their friends. Smile

Hope this will give you some ideas!

Evan Smile
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Evan:
That is a wonderful idea for a routine and I love the way you get the parent and the child up there and make the child the star. Nice twist on the concept and I love your thinking on this. I would be curious to hear more in a PM if you ever felt like sharing.

I also love this effect. I know the man who invented it. Tom Yurasist is a good friend of mine and lives in my general area. I saw him when he was first coming up with this routine. He has a couple really great new ending involving a shrinking crayon and producing a really huge oversized crayon as a finale. Both of these are worth looking into.

My advice to Harv is to let your imagination run with you. Try not to concentrate so much on the effect or the trick. Come up with a storyline or a theme from which you can wrap the trick around. This will make for a better presentation.
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Thanks for the kind words, Kyle.

Those endings sound great! I think I have seen them at a few magic shops, but could you give me a link to one online that sells those endings? Thanks!

I also remember hearing of one where the crayon charges color at the end (to green, blue, etc).

Thanks again for the support, and I'll try to type something up for you in a PM Smile .

Regards,

Evan
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Evan:
Yes Tom also offers a color change at the end as well. I would just search on Google for Tom Yurasist. I am sure he has a web site. It would be best to go through the person who designed it. He would be able to give you ideas on how best to use it and also can sell it at a better price.
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Yep, he has a site. Here is all of his stuff: http://www.tomyurasitsproductions.com/products.html.
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Evan:
Aww, yes that is it. I am glad you found it. Tom has some wonderful ideas and I recommend his products. He has tested each of them in many performances and they really do play quite well.
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With confusing craoyns small ending do you need a switch
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I do not think so as the small one is inside of the larger one. It becomes easy to make the production. He also has a larger production ending as well.
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