Easter Egg Jelly Bean Surprise!
by Wiz Kid Wilhelmina
Six plastic Easter Eggs are shown. Each egg is a
different color. A spectator opens up each egg and looks inside.
Each egg is empty. From a small jar of jelly beans, each of
different colors, one color jelly bean is chosen.
One of the empty plastic eggs is handed to the
magician and the chosen jelly bean is dropped inside. The Egg is
closed and shaken so everyone can hear the jelly bean inside.
Now one of the other eggs is chosen and closed.
The spectator shakes the egg and of course, hears nothing. He
checks inside and the egg is still empty. Once more the magician
shakes his or her egg, and the jelly bean is heard rattling
then suddenly the noise stops. The spectator is
encouraged to shake his or her egg and at first nothing is heard,
but then suddenly the egg begins to rattle. When both eggs are
opened up, the jelly bean is discovered to have vanished from the
magicians egg, and it is found inside the spectators
This close-up effect from the clever mind of
nine-year-old Wiz Kid Wilhelmina makes use of a very old magic
principle and turns it into a brand new mystery. You are not
limited to Easter Eggs, but can use any closable containers
including pill bottles, party pumpkins (Halloween), sports balls
(Party Store). The containers have to be opaque (you can't see
through them) and small enough to hold in one hand. Then you need
something solid and hard to put into the containers. At Easter, a
Jelly Bean is a natural item, but it can also be bubble gum
balls, walnuts, or small plastic toys that will fit into the
container. Remember, if a nine-year-old can make this and perform
it, I guess you can, too!
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