Here's a Torn and Restored Paper Hat routine with a popular twist. Instead of a bonnet or dunce cap, this hat looks like a black mouse-ear hat, just like the kids see at their favorite theme park!
Ra El Mago and Julio Abreu have taken a classic routine and updated it for kids who love Mickey Mouse. 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 black pieces of 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 Mouse Ear 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 Mouse Ear Hat Tear.