How To Do A Fun Magic Trick
How To Do A Fun Magic Trick
Alvin, the amazing flea, magic trick for kids
Step 1: Learn some magic:
You should know that we’re about to learn some magic trick that you can actually do for your friends and family and amaze them.So let me go ahead and show you the trick first and then we’ll go into how to do it and how you can make it up at home yourself and become a magician.Well first what I’d like to do is go ahead and introduce you to a little friend of mine. I actually have a pet flea—Alvin
Step 2: Alvin the flea:
Let him sit right on the end on the inside of the tube. Alvin’s pretty small, but Alvin actually does magic. So, let me show you how he works. We have a large ball. Alvin, what I’d like you to do is catch the ball. Good boy.Alvin, drop the ball. Good boy! Good boy! Isn’t he amazing kids?Catch. Excellent. Drop the ball, Alvin. can you see him inside there? He's very very strong.
Step 3: Alvin unties rope.
This is a heavy ball, but not only does he know how to catch, he can actually untie knots on the rope. You see that knot inside that rope?Alvin what I’d like you to do is catch the rope first and then untie the knot. Ooh, I see the rope jiggling and wiggling inside there, sure enough kids, he has untied the knot in the rope. So, boys and girls at home, let me show you one more time.
Step 4: The horrifying truth.
Come on out my friend Alvin. If you’re sitting at home, you have to admit that is one amazing flea. So, let’s give Alvin our trained magic flea a big round of applause! Ew. Poor Alvin. Alright, let’s teach you how to do it. Kids, actually we never had a magic flea called Alvin. I was teasing and I hope you don’t have a magic flea Alvin at home either. If so you may want to call your vet.
Step 5: The magic tube:
But, what we did is we have our magic tube—all the magic happens inside here and you won’t be able to see this as well at home so we’ll break it down and explain it to you.But, all you’re going to need is a tube. It can be any tube. Now this happens to be a mailing tube. I got this at Postman Plus, but you can also use, as I mentioned before the show you can also use toilet roll.
Step 6: The magic trick:
Especially if you’re younger, though my fingers (my thumbs) are rather large, but if you’re younger you probably have smaller thumbs. So, I’ll teach you how to do this, and then a smaller ball, of course. But the way I do it, is I pretend I have this magic flea Alvin and I place him inside the tube. Well here’s the secret boys and girls. This is a regular tube, it’s a regular mailing tube and you can show it completely empty, but on the back end of the tube is a large, gaping hole. This is your secret, right there—is my thumb is now inside the tube. Can you see that over there? Perfect.
Step 7: Drill hole in tube:
Now, all you do is, if you want to use a large mailing tube, like this, you’ll have to of course have your mom or dad help you and I drilled a hole right inside the tube like that. Now, we never—and if you’re using the toilet tissue roll you can do that and just have mom or dad cut a hole on the back of this tube like so, alrighty.Now you never let the audience see this side of the tube. That’s your secret keep that, keep that to yourself.
Step 8: Use your thumb!
So, never let anyone stand behind you while you’re doing this illusion. So, when you show the magic tube that Alvin’s going to be sitting in—or yeah sitting in. You can show it like that, because if you’ll notice I’m placing my hand right over that gaping hole. Alright? So, you can really handle this tube very, very freely and you can even show it completely empty. Now, when you go to place the ball inside the tube, obviously if I just dropped it in like that it would fall completely out, but for a back view—a magician’s view in this case, you stick your thumb inside the hole and that