This is a live performance of one of my Vacation Bible School show from 2005. There were several effects in the show that are now retired but there’s some great educational content here for those that don’t do church shows. Many of the effects in the show are detailed in my book, Build A Better Mouse Trap.
Effects in the Show
Traffic Light Prediction – aka a version of Mind Control. For those unfamiliar with “mind control,” it is a free choice of the spectator with three possible outs for the performer. No matter which choice is made, the performer can show they had predicted the outcome.
Torn & Restore Map – using magnet method. This is a homemade version using an actual road map. I have used this map in other shows over the years and I use it in my Recycling Pirate show. In the Better Builder Show I used the magnet method with a blue print. SEE BETTER BUILDER CHAPTER.
You Are Here Affirmation – I often use affirmations as transitions from one effect to the other. It helps to add to the educational content of the show.
Signs of a Great Road Trip – These signs add to the educational content and double as transitions.
Magnet Man – Think of this as Silkola on Steroids. See the Magnet Man post. CLICK HERE
Prayer Phone – This is a simple version of a cut and restored rope using an extra piece of rope being palmed. This is explained in the Magic of Thinking Creatively book on PAGE 221. It’s also shown on Musical Madness as the WAVE PHONE.
Mo Water – My original zombie floating and talking water bottle. This is shown in the lecture DVD for USE YOUR HEAD to Create Better Magic. It is explained in the book BUILD A BETTER MOUSE TRAP.
Magic Sew EZ – Another original, the mis-made umbrella. This is shown in the lecture DVD for USE YOUR HEAD to Create Better Magic. It is explained in the book BUILD A BETTER MOUSE TRAP.
Elephant Who Lost the Key to His Trunk – This is fully explained within the Think Different Kards with Kids DVD Vol 1. CLICK HERE
Silly Silk Stains – This is shown in the lecture DVD for USE YOUR HEAD to Create Better Magic. It is explained in the book BUILD A BETTER MOUSE TRAP.