Holy smokes…a pack of cigarettes visibly vanishes!
A stunning vanish that has to be seen to be believed.
The performer shows a pack of cigarettes, and opens the top to prove they’re inside. The pack is placed in a black box. The box is given a tap, then turned over and the entire pack is gone…the whole front of the box is missing, revealing an empty space!
No mirrors, no black art, no trapdoors – the audience really are looking at the empty inside of the box!
This is a twist on the classic vanishing deck of cards, with a prop that is perfect for talking about quitting smoking, breaking any habit and giving up sin.
Make that temptation disappear!
This trick is ideal for educational shows and school shows, with the theme of looking after our health, but it’s not limited to just that!
The vanish of the cigarettes is highly visual, but you can also have something appear in their place instead such as…
- Money (representing how much money people save quitting smoking)
- A silk handkerchief or folded rainbow streamer
- A folded piece of paper with a message or Bible verse on
- Anything else that fits, this is limited only by your imagination!
“The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure." 1 Cor 10:13
Smoking can be used to represent sin; there are things that tempt us all and even Jesus was tempted but He overcame it. Just as smoking has a cost, sin carries a cost too – you could use a wad of cash and produce this in place of vanishing the cigarettes.
Sin can take it’s toll on our health – mental, physical and spiritual – and God wants to break the habit of sin. Smoking is addictive, and we can get stuck in a continuous cycle of sin…but Jesus forgives our sins if we trust in Him. Through Him, our sins are washed away and we are made pure – at this point you could turn over the box and take out a white handkerchief instead of revealing it empty.
Remember, you don’t have to talk about just giving up smoking – the cigarettes are symbolic of all sin in this routine; a temptation, a vice and a habit that people struggle to break.
When we sin, it has an affect not just on us but on those around us – in a way, this is like passive smoking which damages not just the smoker, but those that inhale the smoke close by. Sin spreads and has a knock-on effect, all the more reason to kick the habit!
BONUS IDEA - This would be an ideal accompaniment to our Vanishing Coke Bottle, which features a Bag It and Bin It message on sin. In a routine together, you could vanish the cigarettes and then say it’s not just smoking that is bad for us – too much sugar is too, then vanish the bottle in a paper bag!
- Highly visual magic
- High quality props
- So convincing you might even fool yourself!
- Totally self-working, super easy to do
- Strong message on sin and breaking bad habits
- Ideal for educational shows, church services and workshops
Well worth coughing up for, and guaranteed to take your breath away!
You will receive: Prop box of cigarettes, vanishing box, full instructions