Seeing is believing. When you see the DVD (included in this kit) of Houdini and other famous magicians performing their tricks, you believe you can do it, too. You can! What makes this kit so special is the "illusion box" that helps you make items appear and disappear, and that also makes a very official-looking performance table.
Also included are a plethora of props (Production Tubes, Phantom Deck, Chinese Sticks, Puzzle Box, Metal Linking Rings, Drawer Box, and more) and an 82-page "Official Illustrated Instruction Manual" that both teaches you how to perform 300 amazing tricks and offers great tips on what is perhaps one of the most important parts of any magic show: using compelling conversation to keep your audience enthralled.
For ages 7 and up.
• Teaches children the tricks of the magic trade in an easy-to-learn way • Set includes an instructional DVD, an 82-page manual with tips and tricks, and an illusion box that makes props disappear and reappear • Set also includes numerous props to work with, including a drawer box, linking rings, a phantom card deck, Chinese sticks and more • Children can gain confidence by performing, and the set can create an interactive game for the whole family to enjoy together
Comments about Product: My 10 year old daughter really wanted a Magic Kit for Christmas. I purchased A Magic Kit at a department store for about $20. But, when I saw this Kit in the catalog I thought, "If Hearthsong is carrying it, this must be a better quality kit." I always believed that Hearthsong would only carry the best for your money and this cost considerably more at [$]. Besides the fact that this kit has a few extra tricks (only a few), the quality was no better than the $20 kit I purchased first. I should have saved my money.
Comments about Product: But only for an older child. Kit seems pretty complete. My 7 year old daughter wanted to "do magic", so we bought this for her for Christmas. So far it has mostly remained in the box - as good as a reader as she is, the directions are well over her ability to read and understand. Have to admit that even I have trouble trying to figure out how the tricks work! We'll hold on to it until she's a bit older. . . would probably be just fine for a 10-11 year old.