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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
cant drag your big props into every room and the greeting
card Hippity Hop variation fits right in.
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.
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 doesnt 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 dont 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 cant
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.
"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.