It is that time of year again. Time to get a new backpack, new binders, cover your textbooks with a paper bag or that clear sticky stuff, and fool the heck out of your friends. That's why Magic Geek is presenting the Top Ten Tricks for Back-to-School.
#10 Bite Out Quarter: There is a reason this Nickel-plated miracle is our best seller. It looks like pure magic, it's easy to carry around, it requires no set up, and David Blaine used it on his first television special.
#9 Misled: Now, why Misled and not Perfect PENetration? Camouflage. Most of us use a pencil to write notes and take standardized testing, so Misled fits right in with the rest of your school supplies. Perfect PENetration is great, and it almost made the list, but for school settings, I have to say that Misled is slightly better.
#8 Floating Match on Card: No magic list would be complete without a little levitation. This one is perfect for school because it fits into a binder and is self contained. There's no messing with reels or anything, just float the match and put it away.
#7 Self-Tying Shoelaces:Teacher's have always got your back, that's why they're so easy to fool. "Hey, your shoelace is untied." "Is it?" BAM! Tied.
#6 Multiplying Foil Balls: Picture this, you finish your lunch, roll up the foil that your pizza was wrapped in and then put on a full on manipulation show for the entire cafeteria. Thanks for the leftovers, ma.
#5 Dime and Penny: Use your lunch money for something useful: an easy to carry magical marvel.
#4 Healed and Sealed Soda: I can't say enough good things about this trick. The latest release (Healed and Sealed 2.0) has so many routine variations and little tips that it has become the ultimate anywhere anytime effect.
#3 Duplicity: This is a new one and it takes a little bit of practice, but it's totally worth it. There are a lot of tricks like this out there--Twisted Sisters, B'Wave to name a few--but this trick takes the cake as far as something to bring to school. First off, it has a very minimal amount of moves and if you need help with the one that you use, there's e pretty good explanation in our Tutorials section. Everything is examinable at the end and it's a small packet effect that's easy to carry around.
#2 The Web: This is a mean one. But a lot of our customers have said that they had the nerve to do it to their fellow students and even teachers. If you like to make people scream, here's your chance.
#1 Sticky Situation: I don't know about you, but in my classes I was not allowed to chew gum. Instead of sticking it to the bottom of your desk, turn it into a little phenomenon that the whole class can enjoy.
Those are my Top Ten, but you might have some other recommendations. We want to share them with the world. What have you found to be the best trick to pull out of your bag during recess?