It's been really quiet around the kid show division of the forum and I was hoping that it meant everyone was busy working on their new routines or reading a good magic book? How about just checking in and letting us all know what you've been up to lately!
I was never all that interested in doing kid magic until someone contacted me and asked me to do a kids show. That opportunity fell through but it got me thinking about developing a kids show. So now, I've got the bug. I've been having a great time researching kids magic shows and story-telling magic. I'm working on a wizard-in-training theme. I'm a forgetful wizardry student whose homework (spells) don't always work properly. The entire act is scripted with a lot of little stories, rhymes and music.
Show so far consists of:
Teleportation homework - Shrinking/Expanding head illusion opener
Lord of the Rings Routine (ring and string routine)
Transformations Class - Short Silk Routine using a Dye Tube
Professor's Nightmare Routine using a routine idea from Silly Billy's web site
History Class - American Flag Blendo using the Change Cap
Wizard Goblets (Cups and Balls routine)
Potions class (slush powder)
Art Class - Magic Drawing Board/Art-o-matic closer
I'm having to work on all of these routines simulateously which is a lot of practice!
I'm still looking for a couple more routines. I was considering:
Magic Coloring Book (but I'm already doing the drawing board)
Slydini Silks (but I already have two silk routines)
Flue Powder Vanish (TT Salt Vanish)
Any more routine ideas?