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Everyone wants to be a master of illusions these days. Here are
a few items to put on your junior magician's shopping list.
Photographed by ian macpherson
Text by elizabeth Bentley
1. HAT TRICK
Every magician needs something to pull out of his top hat. This puppet works a treat.
Folkmanis Puppet, A$44.95, Kaleidoscope
2a. HEY PRESTO
Learn tricks from the notoriously tight-lipped magic community with this brand new edition for beginners – and make sure you don’t tell!
The Klutz Book of Magic, US$16.95, Klutz
2b. SEEING IS BELIEVING
Baffle your brain into seeing things with this amazing optical illusions book.
Walter Wick’s Optical Tricks US$10.19, Amazon
3. CONJUROR’S CAPE
As every magician knows, the magic won’t happen in just any old outfit.
Little Heros Wizard Cape, A$32.95, Monkey Puzzle
4. BUNNY ACT
Made from natural fibres, Balthazar the Magician and Mirabelle, his lovely knitted assistant, know how to warm an audience.
Blathazar the Magician & Mirabelle, US$46 each, Blabla
The most miraculous thing about magic is the way it helps kids improve coordination, concentration and confidence. This beautifully presented wooden set includes 10 easy to perform tricks, including secret silks and the disappearing ball.
Deluxe Magic Set, A$79.95, Entropy
6. TRICKY TUMBLER
See if you can figure out how this mysterious glass produces a hanky or other object from it while it’s clearly empty.
Magic Mirror Glass, A$9.95, Australian Geographic