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The "cover" line that I used for that bit, was: "Be sure and tell your parents, I said that!" (Most of my shows were school assemblies, so, the teachers got a good chuckle out of that!)
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Also, when volunteer is about the cut the rope, I use the classic “remember, white is rope, pink is fingers...”
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I use Emergency Scissors Shears for all my rope cutting. They have safety padding to make them safe for transport and being near skin, yet are sharp enough to cut through plaster. The curved angle helps in use and safety as well. There also cheap at £3 each, and come in a variety of colours for show branding.

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Mark Leveridge has a fun Cut and Restored Rope routine using two child volunteers called ‘D.C.’s Rope Routine’. It is aimed at children aged 3-6.

https://www.markleveridge.co.uk/dcrr.php
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On Oct 28, 2018, imgic wrote:
Also, when volunteer is about the cut the rope, I use the classic “remember, white is rope, pink is fingers...”


That was the late DUKE STERN'S line!
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On Oct 28, 2018, imgic wrote:
Also, when volunteer is about the cut the rope, I use the classic “remember, white is rope, pink is fingers...”


That was the late DUKE STERN'S line!
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... I slide knot off and give it to another kid in audience...telling them if they put it under their pillow the know fairy will come and leave a dollar....


This works quite well as long as the child’s parent/s are there and acknowledging that they understand.


Most kids I throw knot to are older and doubt they still believe in the tooth fairy, let alone a "knot fairy"
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... I slide knot off and give it to another kid in audience...telling them if they put it under their pillow the know fairy will come and leave a dollar....


This works quite well as long as the child’s parent/s are there and acknowledging that they understand.


Most kids I throw knot to are older and doubt they still believe in the tooth fairy, let alone a "knot fairy"


I used to do a version of the cut and restored rope where I slid the knot off at the end, handed it to the kid assisting me, and used a similar line about putting the knot under their pillow before going to bed and in the morning they would find a $20 bill. Then I would add: "But before you go to bed, be sure to tell you parents about the $20." This always got a laugh from adults, although never the kids, because this isn't really kids' humor aimed at kids. The line of course is not original, lots of magicians use it.
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Noland,

It's possible that was a Sid Lorraine joke. I could be wrong about that, but I believe that line was in one of his patter books.

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Gerry, I believe that you are correct! I've given away all my "SL" books, to a young friend, so I can't "check", but it definitely "sounds" like Sid!
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