Updated: May 22, 2022
Here's a fun and easy magic wand trick called the Growing Magic Wand. A magic wand doubles in size! It's super easy to make and to perform! You need some glue and a one-page printout to make a magic wand out of paper. It's a free download you can get here.
Let's learn the Growing Magic Wand Trick!
Magic Wand Trick: Growing Magic Wand gimmick included with printout.
This is super fun and easy to do with the kids who love magic! All you need are some scissors, a glue stick and our magic wand printout. You can download the PDF for free here.
The magician displays a tiny magic wand to the audience, and before their very eyes, the magic wand magically doubles in size!
WATCH: Growing Magic Wand
The magician hides an extra piece of the magic wand in his hand. This spare tube looks like the end of the wand, but it secretly slides.
The magician starts by hiding most of the wand behind their hand, hidden from the audience.
The magician holds the sliding tube with their fingers and slowly pulls the full-sized wand straight up. To the audience, this appears like the wand is growing!
While the audience is showing their applause, the magician secretly palms off the extra gimmick into their hand.
What you'll need:
Our magic wand template includes a rectangle of white paper that can be used for the secret magic tool (magicians call this a gimmick) that makes this trick work.
We need to cut it out and add a dab of glue! Let's construct the gimmick.
Step-by-Step: The Growing Magic Wand Gimmick
Here's how we made the secret magic wand gimmick.
VIDEO: Gimmick Construction
You must wrap the paper around the center of the magic wand, where it's widest. This will ensure that your magic wand gimmick can be moved along the entire length of the wand.
Additional Tips & Notes
Trim the extra secret magic wand piece down to a size that works for your hands. Always be careful when using scissors and sharp objects.
If you wanted to perform this trick and then hand the magic wand out for inspection, the magician would somehow need to get rid of the secret extra piece. Magicians call this palming and ditching.
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The magician switches hands with the wand and secretly palms off the extra wand bit.
The magician will then ditch it in his pocket or off the table.
It's essential to keep your hand still for a moment to display the wand. Always keep your gestures natural.
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