Greeting Card Magic

by Professor Spellbinder

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This article will share with you a variety of different ways to use greeting cards in magic. You will have to decide which ones you want to use and which ones to pass up. If, for example, your big birthday trick is the Hippity Hop Rabbits, you would not want to spoil it by including a greeting card variation of that same trick! But you might want to make one up anyway for use in your hospital visitation shows where you can’t drag your big props into every room and the greeting card Hippity Hop variation fits right in.

Included effects:

Mixed up Greeting Card: The magician shows a blank card and tells the kids in the audience that he wants to send the birthday child a birthday card, but he needs their help to put birthday wishes on the card. The blank card then turns into a Christmas Card, a Get Well Card, a Thank You Card, a Wedding Card, and finally, a Birthday Card complete with a cupcake inside with a lit candle.

Musical Cards: You've played "Musical Chairs" at parties, but "Musical Cards" can be played where there just isn't space or time for "Musical Chairs." It's also a mental magic version of "Bank Night" for kids.

Christmas Card Production: This doesn’t have to be limited to a Christmas Card, but since so many gifts are given at Christmas, it comes in handy. The Card transforms into a production tube and produces a small gift. This can also be used as a Wedding Card, to produce a champagne glass for toasting the happy couple, as a Birthday Card for producing a small gift, as a Get Well Card in a hospital setting to produce flowers, as a Bar or Bat Mitzvah Card for producing a small gift, and so on.

Six Greeting Card Repeat: The famous old classic is usually done with six playing cards, but as many kid show performers know, kids don’t always know one card from another. However, kids DO know how to count up to six, and most kids who are kindergarten age and above can count to ten. They also know that if you take away cards, you should NOT end up with the same number of cards, even if they can’t subtract yet. As an additional bonus, all the discarded cards are transformed into either a "Happy Birthday Banner" or a String of Cards that spell out Happy Birthday.

Birthday Card Hippity Hops: That's right... it's the Hippity Hop trick with Birthday cards, or just make it in a portable version you can carry in your pocket to hospital shows and other situations where you can't bring large props.

Greeting Card "Sword": I don't want to give too much away but it is NOT done with a sword and it is full of laughs and sight gags that kids appreciate. The "sword" is wielded by the youngest kid in the group and it always "stabs" the right greeting card from a wide selection of cards.

Greeting Card Magic $5.00

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