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Joseph_Then
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Let's throw in some ideas. Puppets performing magic.

I can think of production of mouth coil from puppet's mouth and making puppet bird lay an egg.

Anyone else who can think of magic for puppets?
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I have my tie a knot on a rope.
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Steve Taylor has a tape/DVD called "Fooling Your Dummy" that has lots of good ideas. The DVD is really just a copy of the tape on disk. It doesn't have menu access to the various segments, but the material is very good.

He has a really funny mentalist routine where the figure reads an audience member's mind and guesses the chosen card.

I thought it would be fun to have the figure read my mind first as a joke.

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Bill Larsen wrote a book called (I think) "Tricks with Puppets" many years ago. I am not sure if it is still in print or available in open stock, but it shows up in used books from time to time. It is a great idea generator, if nothing else.

FWIW,

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Maher Studios has a book written by the late bill boley that is full of magic tricks that can be done one handed with a ventriloquist figure. Its called Ventrilo magic. I think.
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The book is indeed called Ventrilo-Magic. There are lots of great ideas for combining puppets and magic, even if you aren't a ventriloquist. Highly recommended!

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Don Alan used a rabbit-in-hat puppet to do a card trick.

I have a rabbit (NOT in a hat) puppet that loans his "do-rag" (he's a hip-hop hare!) for a 20th Century Silk bit for kids.
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I do FLito Flower with my monkey puppet. With my crow I do the sponge ball bit and a silk & change bag routine.
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I do the 'Balistic silk vanish' from Clyde the buzzard's mouth.

We have a lot of fun at the beginning of the routine like this -

Me - Now just hold onto the silk in your beak Clyde. Have you got it.
Clyde - Yes. (When he speaks the silk drops. I don't see it but Clyde looks down at the silk and back to me as I'm talking. The kids go wild. Eventually I notice and put it back in Clyde's mouth)
Me - Now keep hold of it this time.
Clyde - Mm hmm.
Me - That's good. Have you got it tight?
Clyde - Mm hm
Me - Great, just don't let go
Clyde - No (silk drops again....etc.)

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Dick Barry sells a Crow with a squeaker in it, that finds a card in a closed card box. I usually start out having a spec choose a card, losing it back into the deck, and then being unable to find it. So a noise starts (crow like cawing, as I mimick the sound the puppet makes) and then I "find out where the cawing is coming from" and bring him out and he squeaks and caws and I act like I understand him saying he can find the missing card. So I "argue with him" and finally relent to let him try, but I tell the audience, I am going to make it hard it on him. He will will have to find the card in a closed card card box. And he turns and looks most chagrined as twists his mouth all up and looks all around the audience for help. Then I put the cbox in his mouth, and even have a spectator check to sure that there are no loose cards outside of the card box which is now in Max's mouth.

And on the count of three, he spits out the card box, and only one car remains in his mouth; the selected card. This particular effect could actually be done with almost any soft mouthed puppet, and if you are interested, get one of these from Dick, and then adapt it to another puppet. I got mine from him at The Cleveland IBM International Convention, and it was only about $20+ dollars, and the idea alone is certainly worth that much money.

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I do a great kids show trick with my axtell Vern puppet. I take a rope and time a slip knot in the rope then place the rope in the brids mouth and say he is going to untie the knot with his tounge. Then bird makes several silly movements and the opens to show the not has been up tied. I untie the knot when I stick it in his mouth. I just hold the knot in his beak and give the rope a little tug. The knot comes right out and nobody notices. I also tie the slip not right in front of them and they never question it. I get such a huge reaction from the kids because it reinforces the fact that the puppet is real. They are blown away. I usually close my bird routine with that! It's a killer.
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Have an animal puppet take a bite on a jumbo deck of cards to find a selected card.
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It's been quite a while...but I used to do balls from my mouth and my puppets.

It included productions, color changes etc....

The first book on the subject I knew of was the Bill Boley book mentioned above.
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I perform the vanishing Coke bottle with one of my characters.
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The stiffed rope is a favorite for my Ax parrot or dodo Smile

For nutrition month...my figure Nicolo drinks milk Smile

Nicolo also does mind reading but for repeat clients only requesting for a new routine. He can guess what anybody is holding even if HE is blindfolded. I was planning to follow this up with a blindfold on me as well so I bought a gimmicked blindfold here in the Caf� but never actually tried it yet.

It's not magic..but my Ax turtle attempts to make a ball disappear in his mouth...a look no see routine. Smile

I was also planning to suspend Nicolo via the chair suspension...just cover his mouth with the cloth so he can talk and make side comments during the routine. But I sold the chair suspension so I never really tried the routine...plus I asked for some suggestions and some magicians said the idea might not be nice since nobody will be excited on a suspended puppet. Smile I wish I have tried it though.

I saw a famous vent cut his figure in half using a box ala "thin sawing." Smile
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Here my version of an Ali Cadabra trick.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jndx43PL1vQ
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Nice job Colin ! I like the wide diameter of the change bag. I have had problems with the bags I have been using, as they are barely wide enough for any of my puppets, bird or otherwise, to get their heads in. Who made your bag ?

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The change bag is from Practical Magic in the UK. It worked better with my old Axtell Parrot, the new one has a stuffed head!
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Thanks , Colin !

I am no stranger to ordering from the UK, so I will give them a shout....

:)

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On 2009-08-06 15:05, TRUMPETMAN wrote:
Nice job Colin ! I like the wide diameter of the change bag. I have had problems with the bags I have been using, as they are barely wide enough for any of my puppets, bird or otherwise, to get their heads in. Who made your bag ?

Mark


Mark,

You might also consider one of Jozo Bozo's change hats as these are quite large and would work quite well with a puppet. His hats are three way change bags.

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