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AmazingA
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Hey All,

yesterday I was at a family doing and my little 7 year old cousin was asking me to do a magic trick...Now, all I had with me was a Bic click pen, and I was keeping him amazed with a couple variations of the Flip stick, but can you think of anything else that you would do in this situation? Aside of course from vanishes with coins, etc. etc. but what would you do with a pen?
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Pen through cheek by Andrew Mayne, just for chuckles

Inhale pen through nostril - perhaps this is all going in the wrong direction hope he doesn't try it Smile

Recap - with a different pen (not a clicky top)

Could incorporate some kind of pen through bill penetration, leaving bill in tacked

EDIT: Guess I need to think up, look up or remember some plain pen routines.
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AmazingA
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Great! when you say Inhale the pen you're saying simply the classic gag like the cig where it slides into your hand, right?

I also was doing the shrinking pen where you pass it from hand to hand and it appears to shrink, that's an awesome one.
thanks again, welcome other ideas too!
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Yep...that's it. It's the same as the cigarette vanish up the nose.

Learn a bill penetration effect with the pen and you'll have a great little miracle on your hands.

Mark.
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Here's a couple with a pen only.

-Move the pen so it looks like rubber.
-Have the pen adhere to your hand.
-The trick where rotate your hands and the pen moves from palm of hand to top.
-Besides doing pen up nostril do thru neck and out of mouth.
-Say that on 3 you will make a coin appear in your closed fist. Tap your hand twice and on the third tap stick the pen behind you ear. No coin but instead the pen vanishes.
-Some cigarette manipulations work OK.

There are of course several other pen things you can do in combination with other easy to get objects.

My grand kids are 6 and 8 and always ask me to do some magic.
That definitely puts me to the test and I often have to improvise quick with whatever is available at the time.
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Thanks Jaz, can you tell me more about the trick where rotate your hands and the pen moves from palm of hand to top? I'm not sure I understand that..

Thanks very much for these ideas!
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On 2007-06-30 20:01, AmazingA wrote:
Thanks Jaz, can you tell me more about the trick where rotate your hands and the pen moves from palm of hand to top? I'm not sure I understand that..

Thanks very much for these ideas!


Your welcome.

It's more of a puzzle challenge but would be fun for kids.
I saw it in 'The Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic' by Gardner.
The hands are held palms down and the pen is held by the thumbs. The hands rotate in a way the the pen moves to the top uf the hands and is still held by the thumbs.
Kinda hard to explain for me.

Suggestion: Be better prepared next time. Smile
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Yet another vote for "Recap"
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You can never go wrong with "Recap" so definitely learn it!
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On 2007-06-30 19:10, AmazingA wrote:
Great! when you say Inhale the pen you're saying simply the classic gag like the cig where it slides into your hand, right?


Yeah, never seen an actual how-to description. I just tried it and few times, very disturbing the pen would often actually go up my nose!
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Use the pen as an impromptu wand and do some striking vanishes. Smile
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Probably best not to stick a pen (actually or magically) in to any orifice in front of a 7 year old as they are apt to copy. Aunt and Uncle would not be happy with you if your antics led to an ER visit for your mini-magi.

Recap - excellent.

Get a book on cigarette magic - many routines apply to pens/pencils.

PK routine using round bodied pen - piont at the pen and it rolls sideways.

Pen stuck to hand - pecil and wristwatch or impromtu version is hilarious for a 7 year old if performed well.
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