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malamoney
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Can anyone recommend a magic kit or something of the sorts for a five year old? I realize five is rather young, but she is already fascinated by magic and I'd love to get her started early. Thanks!
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Rather than a kit, give her magic "tickets" to claim magic tricks one by one as she learns the trick and demonstrates it. First, I would suggest the magic flower in vase, which gives her a magic wand to wave for subsequent tricks. It is called "Appearing Flower" in most shops: http://madhattermagicshop.com/magicshop/......s_id=856

The next trick she "earns" might be the Double Color Changing Silks: http://madhattermagicshop.com/magicshop/......s_id=792

Then perhaps the third trick could be Pandora's Box: http://madhattermagicshop.com/magicshop/......id=62309

At this point, she will have a magic wand and three color sponge balls and if you think she is ready for it, teach her a retention vanish of one of the sponge balls using the magic wand as misdirection. Follow up with "My Hand to Yours". If she gets that far, she is ready to try a full sponge ball routine, such as Qua-Fiki's "One Fish Two Fish" Color sponge ball routine found in The Wizards' Journal #20. This can be performed with regular color sponge balls, or follow Qua-Fiki's instructions to transform the sponge balls into cute little sponge fish as a "craft project."

Good luck and have fun! Remember, the real gifts you are giving her are gifts of your time that you spend with her, teaching her and enjoying watching her grow in the magic performing arts.
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See "my first magic kit"
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On Nov 25, 2016, jimgerrish wrote:
Rather than a kit, give her magic "tickets" to claim magic tricks one by one as she learns the trick and demonstrates it. First, I would suggest the magic flower in vase, which gives her a magic wand to wave for subsequent tricks. It is called "Appearing Flower" in most shops: http://madhattermagicshop.com/magicshop/......s_id=856

The next trick she "earns" might be the Double Color Changing Silks: http://madhattermagicshop.com/magicshop/......s_id=792

Then perhaps the third trick could be Pandora's Box: http://madhattermagicshop.com/magicshop/......id=62309

At this point, she will have a magic wand and three color sponge balls and if you think she is ready for it, teach her a retention vanish of one of the sponge balls using the magic wand as misdirection. Follow up with "My Hand to Yours". If she gets that far, she is ready to try a full sponge ball routine, such as Qua-Fiki's "One Fish Two Fish" Color sponge ball routine found in The Wizards' Journal #20. This can be performed with regular color sponge balls, or follow Qua-Fiki's instructions to transform the sponge balls into cute little sponge fish as a "craft project."

Good luck and have fun! Remember, the real gifts you are giving her are gifts of your time that you spend with her, teaching her and enjoying watching her grow in the magic performing arts.


Thank you. Very thorough and thoughtful response...
malamoney
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On Nov 25, 2016, jimhlou wrote:
See "my first magic kit"


I will certainly check it out. Thanks!
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I think David Blaine could not have said it better in a recent Facebook Live interview. Someone asked what they should buy their little kid and he replied, that he learned with no fancy gimmicks or props. Just a deck of cards. A couple cups and balls from the dollar store, maybe some rope or rubber bands, a deck of cards, and you're good to go!
Now if you wanted to surprise your son/daughter with some type of "kit" as a Christmas present that's a different story.
"A play does not take place on stage but in the minds of the spectators."
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Some of the Tenyo would be good for a 5 yr old; Crazy Spots, Crash Dice, Glass Board, Soft Coins, Clean Cut. All of these have been knocked off so you can get them at lower price if you want but the quality will be much lower.
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