Just in time for Christmas comes the perfect giveaway souvenir, it's the Santa Hat Tear! Here's a Torn and Restored Paper Hat routine perfect for the Holiday Season.
A kid volunteer comes onstage, where the magician shows one red and one white piece of paper. Both pieces are torn, but then miraculously transform into a Santa Hat, ready to be given to the helpful magician's assistant. There's great opportunity for your young helper to "make the magic happen" as he or she waves their hand, blows, or says a magic word.
Ra El Mago and Julio Abreu have taken a classic routine and made it a fit for the holidays. Watch the video to see how you can add some bits of business to create a routine that'll last over 4 minutes, get loads of laughs, really surprise your audience and let you make a magical souvenir for a deserving kid helper.
The routine is based on the classic Hat Tear effect. You take two pieces of red and white tissue paper, tear them into small pieces and crumple them into a small paper ball. When you unfold the pieces, they restore back together again transforming themselves into a red and white Santa Hat! When you give the hat to your volunteer, you'll create a memory that will last a long, long time.
In each packet, you’ll get enough specially prepared black tissue paper to perform the routine ten times. Use the creators’ routine in the video, or make up your own. Either way, you’ll be thrilled with impact you make on family and children’s audiences when you perform the Santa Hat Tear.