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JJF
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Are there any good sleight of hand tricks that can be done with any small object, not just a coin or a prop.
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Yes. Most of my life I have preferred performed magic effects with ordinary "found" objects like nuts, stones, candy, nuts/bots, etc.
The essential sleights are the same, but the handling, framing and scripting must vary accordingly.
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A whole lot of basic sleight of hand can be done with almost anything that fits. A French Drop lets you vanish a penny, a rock, a small ball, a folded pocketknife, a peach pit, a grape, a wad of used chewing gum, or a house key. But the magic books normally show it with a coin. Same move, same effect, many objects will fit.

As long as a technique does not depend on characteristics unique to the object you are handling (some coin sleights do require round, flat items, but many do not), you can use the principles however you like.

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If you will learn a few simple sleights with golf balls, you will find that there are many similar-sized objects they will work with. Also, learn simple sleights with coins, for he same reason.
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Yes. That's the idea, I think. Good start, thinking "outside the box". Nice to see. Smile What resources do you have (books, etc)? You can experiment with what you've got.
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Find four or five random objects that are small enough to fit in your closed fist. Place them on a table in front of you. Look at each object and decids what it resembles most -- a coin, a ball or a short stick. Any smallish, flat object can be vanished or produced using coin techniques. Any small,roundish object can be manipulated using golf ball or billiard ball moves. Any short stick can be manipulated with cigarette or knife moves.
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On Apr 24, 2021, Bill Palmer wrote:
Any short stick can be manipulated with cigarette or knife moves.


Some restaurants like Shoney's has small packs of crayons for kids - about the size of cigarette.

Manh possibilities, especially since you can get box ahead of time and appear impromptu later.
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