Magic Nook Magic
to Christmas Tree
or Cut Bait
"In THEIR Hands Dye-Version"
by Wiz Kid Qua-Fiki
Ever since I learned the sponge ball
trick, I always liked to make magic happen in the
spectators hands rather than in my own hands. It
always seems more magical, and I like the fun of
accusing them of doing the magic and
fooling me. Thats my approach to this
version of the Duke Stern Dye-Version effect.
The spectators do everything themselves with minimum
handling by me.
Three helpers form paper tubes and stuff different
colored handkerchiefs (silks) into them as I demonstrate
with a fourth tube and silk handkerchief. All the tubes
are now put into the hands of the spectators when I take
my magic "tweezers" and make the handkerchiefs
vanish from three of the tubes. The fourth tube still has
its handkerchief, and the helper holding it uses the
tweezers to pull some of the silk out of each end of the
tube. The big surprise is when two other helpers continue
pulling the silk from the tube and it turns out to be a
long silk streamer with all of the colors of the rainbow.
This makes a great "photo opportunity" ending
for any show.