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On Jun 4, 2015, GS121002 wrote:
Don't forget to tell a story. Tell the story and the magic just happens along the way to emphasize the story. That's how you make it memorable.



Of course GS121002, my posts only gave a brief synopsis of the theme of the presentation and the direction the trick is going. The performer who implements these ideas will obviously need to take them further.

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There are always two agendas in play in such a show. One is to keep the young kids laughing and in one place; the other is to impress the adults present for future bookings of a more "magic" venue.

S, it is desirable to have a couple of effects that will prompt "must be magic" in the minds of an adult while still exciting the kids.

Hippity-Hop rabbits is such an effect, and the method can be adapted to your needs. Even the dramatic color change can serve to match the "hero" theme.

Yes, the kids will relate to a recognizable image, but the alure of having the special powers is also a theme that doesn't require a "certain" figure.

Wasn't MightyMouse a super action figure too?

What is mor eimortant -- the image or the idea of special powers? I remember being five and trying to fly and wishing to overpower the neighborhood bully.
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When I was a kid, Mandrake the Magician was a super hero in my eyes. Kids today have no idea who that character is but wouldn't it be wonderful if they did and Mandrake came to perform at their birthday party?

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Piperdod has left the building, but there is some great stuff here! Thanks guys! Smile

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I'm telling you .. kids dig this stuff.

I just had a b-day celebration for my 3 year old daughter.

I hired a Disney princess who did Magic tricks, face painting, singing, art and crafts, and held a crowning ceremony for her. It was FABULOUS!

So...I want to set something up for BOYS!

For instance, the princess website the child picks any princess (mine chose Cinderella) and the entire was tailored around Cinderlla.

There were some AMAZING suggestions above sch as having super hero training (Spider web shooting station, Superman training, etc)

Lets venture even further .. what else do boys love? VIDEO GAMES!! Spcifically this new generation Mincraft .. of course Mario bros, etc would still work. C'mon .. lets keep this creativity flowing ppl. I love it!
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It may be cheesy, and I apologize if it is. Maybe a Nightcrawler trick from the xmen? Nightcrawler can teleport right? Show the card "teleporting" throughout the deck using whatever controls you wish...pass, backslip, and etc. Then maybe move it to where he teleports out the pack with the use of palming and ends up to wherever you desire. Maybe use the Jack of Spades to represent Nightcrawler. Again, sorry if it's cheesy. Hope this might help. Good luck
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If you were Spiderman doing a card trick.....

Effect starts at 1:45..........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjHXOJnUbvE
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I haven't seen the effect in full, Jon Allen has something on his Connection DVD set that could help you out.
Don't know it is suitable for kids though.
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Mario's Miser: Here is a funky and funny version of miser’s dream that the kids will love, get a red hat and some blue overalls to dress one of the kids as Mario from Super Mario brothers. Also get a yellow square container for the receptacle instead of the bucket which is usually used. On the outside of the yellow container put a “?” mark on one side.

For the kids who have played this game this will become immediately recognisable as the Mystery block: http://www.mariowiki.com/%3F_Block

Get a few game themed items like chocolate coins; sponge production mushrooms (power mushrooms) http://www.murphysmagic.com/Product.aspx?id=38691 , a production rose (fire Flower) which are all recognisable images from the game. Have the kid stand next to you and hold the container over his head. Tell the kid to jump as if his Mario in the game and try to hit the Mystery Box. Each time he complies you produce a production item in the traditional miser's style.

Picking your own Justice League: This is simply a re-theming of a Nick Trost card trick called “Red or Black-Which?” which can be found on page 28 of the book “The Card Magic of Nick Trost”. The differences here are that instead of the cards being separated into two groups of black and red cards in the familiar Out of This World style handling you make up some of your own cards with boy characters and girl characters and do the same trick. The emphasis in this routine is for them to randomly create their own league of heroes.

To add some fun and laughter to the whole thing I replace boy superhero characters for the black cards and girl images for red cards. Because boys will be boys and will have a big aversion to anything girly they will try their hardest to always pick the boy cards.

You can have great fun with this idea, in the Trost routine you do have a test pick as you present the first pair of cards in order to help establish the procedure. Hold this pair and say that you have two heroes here, one walks around at night and fights bad guys and the other wears a green uniform, has magical powers and can fly.

Because the second one sounds better they will chose that one, it’s only then you turn the cards around to show one has Tinkerbell on it and the other has a picture of Batman. Watch them go into a frenzy trying to back track their choice.
Proceed the showing of the pairs as per the normal handling and they will have selected all the boy cards in one pile and the girl cards in the other due to the method, thus turning what was once a simple card trick into a fun piece of entertainment for kids.

Sonic the Hedgehog Linking Rings: Tell the children that you have been playing a computer game called Sonic the Hedgehog and after playing the game you had a thought. Where does Sonic keep all those golden rings?

Does he have deep pockets? Does he have a backpack? Tell the children you think you have found the answer.

HE LINKS THEM TOGETHER AND CARRYS THEM IN A BIG BUNCH.

Move into your standard linking ring routine talking about losing rings when you get hit by enemies etc.

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The routine on my Connectins DVD is called 'Heroes'.

It's a routine where two teams of heroes are selected with one hero left at the end. You predict which hero it will be.

What's nice is that you can adapt it to current trends. When I came up with it, it was based on the TV show of the same name. I know someone who has adapted it by making up Marvel hero cards. The routine goes along the lines of which superhero would they like in their team? Maybe which superheroes would they like to be? It could. Be fun to find out which superheroes. 5 year old would like to be. For example, would you prefer to be Iron Man or Captain America? Hulk or Thor?

Superman or Batman?

Hope this helps.
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If no one's mentioned it yet, Andrew Mayne's Handbook of Super Powers…
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This might help also... DO YOU KNOW A SUPERHERO?

http://www.arthurstead.com/Products.htm
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The routine on my Connectins DVD is called 'Heroes'.

It's a routine where two teams of heroes are selected with one hero left at the end. You predict which hero it will be.

What's nice is that you can adapt it to current trends. When I came up with it, it was based on the TV show of the same name. I know someone who has adapted it by making up Marvel hero cards. The routine goes along the lines of which superhero would they like in their team? Maybe which superheroes would they like to be? It could. Be fun to find out which superheroes. 5 year old would like to be. For example, would you prefer to be Iron Man or Captain America? Hulk or Thor?

Superman or Batman?

Hope this helps.

That sounds stellar. Been meaning to get my hands on that DVD.
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The OP is old, but the poster should reflect on presentation. Many effects could be presented as super powers such as action comic heroes possess.
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These are some great ideas. My first foray into magic was to come up with a superhero theme….Actually, that's where I got my original email and nickname on the internet "Lightman." I tried to theme my magic around light. It never quite worked out just like I wanted, but the email stuck.

I do agree that most of the work is in the presentation. Adjusting existing effects in ways that attribute the magic to super powers works well.
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So TheMag1cian

Have you taken or adapted any of these ideas?

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Magicnook.com has some things labeled as "Super Hero Magic."

http://www.magicnook.com/Qua-FikiCorner/Book2.htm
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I have used, and quite like Barry Mitchells "Super Chicken".

You can check out the new version here! It's great for laughs, magic, and self depricating humor.

http://www.barrymitchellproducts.com/pro......a-crispy
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Wiz Kid Qua-Fiki is working on a new version of the 4 card monte which can use 4 completely different card designs, rather than the usual three alike and one different cards of the past. It will be released soon as "Avengers' Monte" using 4 characters from the recent Avengers movie and made using licensed playing cards. The principle can be used with a variety of other stories and themes, however, but you know how Qua-Fiki likes his Super Hero magic! In fact, he came up with a new version of Edwin's Farmyard Frolics and will include it in the same e-Book as a bonus under the name "Avengers Frolic." It should be ready by August.
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