Drooping Flower – Cloth Rose – Easy Magic Trick
The drooping flower is one of my favorite clown props, and one that I use all of the time. The basic effect is that the flower (made of feathers or something similar) appears normal, but a simple movement causes it to droop on command. It can, of course, be used in a variety of ways. I normally use it either by itself, or as part of something larger as a ‘special magic wand’—I explain to the audience that it’s a magical flower, because I haven’t watered it since I bought it, and it’s still perfectly healthy! As I do this, I’m making eye contact with the audience, and intentionally not looking at the flower which is now drooping. The kids love to point out that it’s wilting, and as I turn my gave to the flower, I make it stand upright. “What do you mean? There’s nothing wrong!” I reply, turning my head to the audience (making the flower wilt as I do so). I’ll repeat this once more (the rule of three is in full effect at all times), and then I finally notice, and then have the children help me to help the flower.
How do we ‘help the flower’? In a variety of ways, depending on what venue we’re doing. At a birthday party, I might have the birthday child blow on it (as a tie-in to blowing out the candles on the birthday cake) – especially if it’s my ‘clown breath’ that made it wilt in the first place! Or, I might use a Lota bowl or Lota vase to ‘magically’ produce water for the flower. The children might say a magic word. Or, if it’s a gospel event, I might read a Bible verse to the flower (the ‘words of Life’) and have it recover. Or …. well, you get the idea. The only limit is your imagination.
Other uses for the drooping flower
In the same way, don’t let this be the only use for the drooping flower, either. For instance, a hobo clown might hold on to it as a present for an Auguste or whiteface clown (of the opposite sex) and the flower progressively wilts more and more as she refuses him more and more. Or, you could use it as a ‘visual barometer’ of hope or faith. Or … well, you get the idea.
Product Description of the drooping flower
Colorful red feather flower wilts, comes back to life at your command. Wonderful comedy potential! Works out of your pocket – very easy to carry around. Needs no resetting. You control the speed and the amount of droop. The comedy drooping flower is a very versatile prop and is sure to fit someplace in just about any magician’s routine. The flower can be made to droop in any direction.
For example it can bend towards a lady who is asked to smell it, and bend away when magi tries. The Deluxe Drooping Flower is made from a special grade of feathers making it large and more attractive, with a far superior life span. Show the red flower to the audience and pretend to deeply inhale its lovely fragrance. Exhale on the flower, and make it wilt as you breathe on it. As a “thank you” to a special audience member, attempt to hand the red flower to him. Each time he reaches for the flower, it wilts. Start with the flower wilted. To illustrate an inspiring story, make the flower come back to life as you speak. Stem is about 8” long. Green feather stem, red feather flower.