This craft shop project takes over where the venerable Ball
and Vase left off. In fact, I begin by showing beginners how they
should have learned that trick, in case their education
did not include Ball and Vase sleights.
However, we won't just be modifying the old Ball and Vase,
we'll be reinventing it using a Dragon Chalice and using a real
Dragon's egg for the hatching.
A cup from the Craft store or Halloween Party supply store
will do for practice, and I give you several sources for locating
a more authentic looking Dragon's Chalice. You can also use a
plastic Easter Egg for practice, until you are ready to begin
work with a "genuine" Dragon's Egg made from a Jumbo
Chicken Egg. You can perform the gooey version, or the prissy
clean-hands version. At the end, the dragon flies off to
dragonland, vanishing from sight in the process. Just hope it
doesn't return with several of its larger friends.
We have just become partners with Eric Hansen who designs and
makes beautiful Egg Cups from exotic looking woods. His
"Jumbo Egg Cup" or "Medium Egg Cup" can be
used with my Dragon's Egg Routine. Check out his wood products on The Magic