If you search through the forum you will see that this topic is thoroughly covered. Just use the search button up above.
Just one note, in magic it is my opinion that it is better to save up for a quality prop than to go cheaply. We have all learned that lesson at one time or another! So save yourself some wasted money and buy the best that you possibly can as it will last longer, work better, and make you a much happier and less frustrated performer!
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Agreed, Kristen. I couldn't say it better myself.
Allinking17, just read what Kristen said above. Don't go cheap if you can afford it. That said, not all effects are expensive. I still perform with the $3.00 egg vase for young kids (4-6).
Also, as said above, check the kid forums for effects. Have some fun reading through them. You'll get alot of recommendations. Plus, read about the presentation ideas. The best TRICKS work best with the best PRESENTATIONS. This way, you should always give your best show.
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