Passť Turvey Christmas Trees
By Professor Spellbinder
This effect makes use of some
home-made Christmas Trees, so I suppose it is rather limited to
the Christmas season. The trees are cones of construction paper,
decorated with bits of material cut from Christmas decorative
garlands, plus some sparkly stars and whatever else you want to
use. One tree will be traditional green, which the other tree
will be white. Other colors will also work for the trees, but
these will be the most recognizable as Christmas trees after you
finish making them.
Dollar Store Trees as of 2010! They work
The covers are also made of
construction paper, decorated with candy cane stripes, or other
festive colors and symbols.
Effect: A white tree and green tree are shown, and empty covers
are placed on top of each. The trees are then made to exchange
places beneath the covers, back and forth.
A spectator chooses one of the
trees and covers and after examining both, places the tree on his
outstretched palm and covers it, placing the other palm on top of
the cover. The magician takes the tree that is left and does the
same. Both magician and spectator turn their covers over three
times, and the magicians tree never ends up exactly the
same as the spectators. If the spectators tree is right
side up, the magicians tree will be upside down, and vice
As a grand finale, both trees are
lifted up and a shower of Christmas candies tumbles out of each
tree into a bowl to be passed out to the audience.
So easy that even a child can
make the props and perform the trick. I think I was eight years
old at the time. Not a Christmas season passes by without my
making up a new one and performing it all over again. I'm getting
rather good with all this practice.
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