The mystery box illusion is one of the easiest magic tricks to perform yet one of the most baffling of all magic illusions. Because it is mechanical (it works by itself - no sleight of hand required) it is perfect for first time magicians or anyone just getting into magic. You begin by tilting the box toward the audience and opening the lid so everyone can see the box is empty. Then tilt the box back upright and twirl the box around to show the whole outside of the box. Load some apples and oranges inside. Twirl the box around again. Now tilt the box toward the audience and open the lid again. The fruit has vanished! Tilt the box back up and remove the fruit which has now re-appeared! Box measures approximately 10 x 11 x 18 inches. Make it from 3/4 inch thick pine.
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This spooky Halloween magician really has no place to hide his tricks! Our full size pattern is easy to cut out. A complete drawing so you can quickly get busy with creating your projects. Simply trac...
A magical unicorn looking back to its rider, ready for the next journey. This unicorn design is a good pattern for beginners to practice turns and points.
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Just wait until you show your kids or grandkids this amazing vanish trick. You construct this unique novelty box out of 1/2-inch plywood. The vanish box functions in the same way as some of the larger illusions.
The mystery box illusion is one of the easiest magic tricks to perform yet one of the most baffling of all magic illusions. Because it is mechanical (it works by itself - no sleight of hand required) it is perfect for first time magicians or anyone just getting into magic.
This trick will completely baffle your audience, yet it is so easy to perform that even a child can do it.
Oh no! The circus animals have escaped!
In this magic illusion, the magician holds two square columns up so the audience can see through one end and out the other.
In this magic illusion, you will produce dozens of silk scarves seemingly from an empty box!
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