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The Joker Tube, aka Strat-O-Sphere

The Joker Tube - Magic Trick with 'How To' Instructions - aka. Strat-O-Sphere
Strat-O-Sphere – The Joker Tube – Magic Trick with “How To” Instructions The Joker Tube (aka. the Strat-O-Sphere magic prop) is one of the classics of magic, and lends itself to clowning very well.   The first time I ever saw it in use was when  Jeff McMullen...
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Take Apart Vanish Box

Take apart vanish box
Take Apart Vanish Box – clown magic prop The  Take Apart Vanish Box  is a very nice magic prop that easily lends itself to clowning or comedy magic.   It is a colorful box, that the performer places a small object inside, and it “magically” disappears—and to prove...
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Pocket magic – spiked coin

Spiked Coin pocket magic trick
Spiked Coin  – pocket magic trick One of my favorite pocket tricks is the  Spiked Coin—I actually bought mine at a local dollar store.   The basic idea is that you place a coin (I threw away the cheap plastic ‘coin’ that comes with it and use a...
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Melissa & Doug – Rope Tricks Untangled

Melissa & Doug - Magician's Apprentice volume 3 - Rope Tricks Untangled
Melissa & Doug – Magician’s Apprentice Volume 3 – Rope Tricks Untangled  Something I like to do is investigate children’s magic sets, and see if the various props are anything that I would use in my clowning.   I was pleased with the results from  Melissa & Doug’s...
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The Day After Halloween

You probably know that the day after Christmas is the largest shopping day of the year.   But did you know that, for clowns, it’s the day after Halloween?   No, seriously!   All of the things that the marketers didn’t sell for Halloween by October 31 will...
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