I'm trying to work on a kids show routine. I have had many ideas and I wanted help structuring them into something useful. I am not going to say "I bought a folding coin and a D'lite and I booked myself a show!" As I have not booked a show and I am not so stupid as to think I can structure a kids routine like that.
I guess I should list some ideas that I have had...
I was thinking a comic levitation, like I put a breathmint on the table and say I will float it into my mouth. Then it won't and I turn around to sulk while behind me, the mint is floating, the kids will scream and laugh and I will turn around and it will fall back down. I will repeat until I "notice" it and float it into my mouth (Using a hookup I invented, controlled by my foot
I had the idea that after that I explain that it was a magic mint and to watch, I would plant a mouth coil and pull out the streamers. I was also thinking of another use for mouth coils, perhaps "pulling" some streamers out of a kid's ear?
A mirror box was also on my list of ideas. Perhaps pulling a "magic wizard's hat" from it, then whenever I use volunteers, having them wear the hat, saying it gives them magic powers.
I was also thinking of a comic version of the coin in your ear trick. Perhaps I give a kid an envelope and some coins and ask him to put them in the envelope. Then they vanish and I tell him they are in his ear, I "look" in his ear, but can't find them. Then all of a sudden, all of the coins start pouring out of my ear in a stream (I can do this! I invented a gimmick!). I catch them and give them to the kids as souvenirs.
My rope routine: Cut and restored. I do it right, I then say I will do it again, I cut the rope and get a volunteer (Ask them to wear the hat?) and tell them to "magic" them back together. Of course they can't, so I tie the two pieces of rope into loops and do something I invented recently, a linking rings routine with rope (I call it linking strings
). For the final unlink, I will get the volunteer in the hat (still standing there) to hold them. Then have them open their hands to reveal the unlinked ropes.
I was thinking maybe a sponge ball routine with lots of kids involved.
I have many more ideas, but this is a long post, so if anyone can comment on these first, that would be great!