Magic Nook Magic
Egg Bag Routine
Hansen Egg Cup
Jelly Bean Surprise!
Silk to Egg
An Egg In Your Hat
by Jim Gerrish
You ask a child to lend you his or her hat so you can
show them a marvelous magic trick, however, before you
accept the hat from the child, say: Please take the
egg out of your hat before you give it to me. The trick
doesnt work if there is an egg in your hat.
The child will protest that there is no egg in the hat.
Take the hat and hold it out to another child.
Lets get a second opinion on that. Do you see
an egg in the hat?
The second child looks in and nods. He sees an egg in the
hat. And that is the beginning of a very funny routine
where you and other children can find eggs in the first
child's hat, but when he takes the hat and turns it
inside out, there is no egg to be found. At the end, he
finally finds a HUGE egg in his hat that is discovered to
be filled with candy or toys, etc., which can be shared
with the other helpers, and usually enough for everyone
in the audience.
Then you finally discover the reason for all those
eggs appearing in the hat- it seems that a chicken has
been hiding inside the hat as well... not just any
chicken, but a chicken hat. The magician packs everything
back inside the child's hat, chicken and eggs and warns
the child to make sure to tell his mother about how
tricky his hat has become. Of course, the child can turn
his hat inside out forever and never find any of that
great stuff inside the hat again.
Bonus: For those of you
who like to end an egg routine by cracking the egg open
to show that it is real, I have included my "broken
and restored" egg trick, never before revealed. The
egg is broken and the contents dumped into a glass, along
with the broken egg shells. Then the contents seem to
visibly draw back together and reform into an egg again.
You tear and restore paper, you tear and restore playing
cards; why not break and restore an egg? Now you can!