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rhone
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Unless it's a kids restaurant , my material is always for the parents but if the kids are under 6 I make them laugh (squeeze the food ..) and if they 're 7 to 12 years I make them participate to the tricks as assistant.
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My favorite is Al Goshman's sponge bunnies. They are the older ones with short ears. Some years ago Morrissey Magic told me that they were been discontinued. I bought quite a few set to put aside and I'm glad I did. I do find the shorter ears are easier to handle.
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Silk TT routine.
"A miracle is something that seems impossible but happens anyway" - Griffin

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Torn & Restored Cigarette Paper.
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My vote goes to sponge balls.
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I've posted about this elsewhere but it bears repeating because it's worth performing

I used to do a ballroom-sized walkaround pre-show (meaning the audience was already there for magic and there were lots of kids) with just a SuperSharpie and a Post-It pad

For each kid, I'd write a number and tell them to "throw up fingers." Whatever number they showed, they'd be right!

For a simple effect, it got astounding reactions (astounding to me, that is). The kids "got it" right away, and their reactions delighted their parents too.

Curtis Kam explained it best: kids aren't necessarily impressed by the adult doing magic or reading minds - for all they know, adults just have that power naturally. But the kids know that they, themselves, do NOT have the power to read a grown-up's mind, so they're astonished to be proven right.

That's a lot of mileage to get out of office products (since any SG will do, obviously).
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