Follow the Wise Men and the Shepherds as they visit Bethlehem with their gifts, using this classic magical effect - Cards Across.
If you've seen a live professional magic show you'll probably seen cards across. x3 cards held by the 1st volunteer magically move into the hands of a 2nd volunteer. The volunteer's reaction is priceless. It's a completely baffling effect and a real moment of magic. That's why it's so popular with professional magicians around the world.
Now you can perform the same effect - with NO sleight of hand, using cards illustrated with the main characters from the nativity.
Here's the best part. Our very special envelopes do all the work for you, leaving you to focus on your presentation - enjoying the magic and the audience's /congregation's reaction.
Plus there's an unexpected and very funny twist at the end. One of the shepherd's sheep goes missing, only to found on the volunteer's back. Naughty sheep!
A unique and original effect - only available from Mission Magic.
Colourful easy-to-do magic for the Christmas Season
NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS
Use this all year round. Use the envelopes to perform the classic cards across with normal playing cards or even money across with £5 notes.
Put your mind to it and you can re-enact the crossing of the Red Sea - with cards/Israelites moving from one side to the other.
The performer shows the audience x2 envelopes. ‘These envelopes tell the story of the Wise Men and Shepherds bringing their gifts to Jesus. I wonder what’s inside?’
Two volunteers are invited up to help. The yellow envelope contents are tipped out. It contains a postcard from Bethlehem…Pennsylvania and x3 cards with pictures of Mary, Jesus and Joseph.
The green envelope contains a postcard from Texas! ‘I didn’t know Jesus’ family was from Texas.’ And x6 more cards - a wise man, a shepherd, an angel, 3 gifts, a sheep and the good news. 'Ah' you explain, 'Texas is the lone star state which reminds us of the star the wise men followed to Bethlehem.’
The cards are put back in the envelopes, the volunteers guard them as the magic happens!
This time only x3 cards slip out from the the green envelope into the volunteer's hands. The angel, the wise man and the shepherd. ‘Where are their gifts?' Have they been stolen?'
The yellow envelope is tipped over and x5 cards fall out, 2 more than before - Mary, Jesus, Joseph, the 3 gifts and the good news. ‘Of course. They visited Bethlehem to give Jesus the gifts. But where is the sheep? He must have wandered off.’
The volunteers hunt for the sheep until the audience shout and point that the sheep is the volunteer's / performer's back!
Lots of fun with two volunteers, a magical effect and an entertaining retelling of the Nativity Story.
- Self working - you'll be performing this within minutes
- Scripted presentation - everything you need for an immediate start
- Colourful illustrations that kids and adults will love
- Specially made long lasting envelopes that you can use for 101 other tricks
BONUS - the special design of our hard wearing envelopes makes then a very useful utility prop - and a welcome alternative to a change bag.
Retell the timeless Christmas story with an entertaining classic of magic.
We've done all the work so you can tell the greatest story of all - 'Unto us a child is born.'
Ideal for your next school assembly, church service or Christmas party!
YOU WILL RECEIVE: x2 very special C5 envelopes, illustrated A6 laminated cards, x2 reproduction postcards and a 16 page exclusive booklet with a detailed script, handling, tips, gags and bonus ideas.