Dots appear and disappear in paddle tricks. Make playing cards come and go and change places. In tricks with money, the currency loses value, money doubles in value, and coins disappear from a coin box and then reappear. Coins pass through handkerchiefs, disappear into thin air, and magica. . . Show More >
Dots appear and disappear in paddle tricks. Make playing cards come and go and change places. In tricks with money, the currency loses value, money doubles in value, and coins disappear from a coin box and then reappear. Coins pass through handkerchiefs, disappear into thin air, and magically stay put when they shouldn’t! Paper money disappears and milk appears out of nowhere in tricks with tubes.
A number of tricks involve knots and ropes: knots in ropes untie themselves, jump from rope to rope, and disappear, and a rope passes through solid objects. A bottle floats in the air. A rigid magic wand becomes flexible. A magic wand grows and shrinks, passes through objects, and emerges from an empty bag. The magic wand twists and levitates. Invisible forces move the wand. The wand tells time.
Many tricks can be done with your hands and a magical thumb: a silk pocket square appears out of nowhere, coins get pulverized, objects magically stay dry, salt vanishes, sugar appears, loose sugar becomes a sugar cube, and dollar bills emerge from bread rolls.
Fun hanky tricks will have a piece of fabric appearing, disappearing, and getting knotted and unknotted. In food tricks, salt and pepper separate, oranges become apples, and sugar and spice don’t play very nicely! Even everyday household objects get in on the action: paperclips, pencils, thread, crayons, newspapers, and spoons take part in wild illusions. You will guess people’s ages and hypnotize their arms.
For one magician, ages 8 and up, and many audience members.
Thames and Kosmos kits come with amazing manuals that help your child learn while they play. This kit has a 72-page instruction manual with color photographs illustrating how each trick is performed. Video tutorials for the tricks are available online too!
Thames & Kosmos was founded in 2001 by a science museum director and her son, who saw the great need and demand for better science education materials — resources for parents and their children that are more engaging, more effective, more relevant, and more fun.