Magic Coloring Book
This is a great trick for beginners. It’s also a strong effect for kid show performers or for kids to perform. It’s easy enough for a 5 year old to do if they know the secret. There’s absolutely no sleight of hand.
A coloring book is shown to have all blank pages. Suddenly, with a wave of the magicians hand, pictures appear in the book, outlined in black. With audience participation, the magician takes the trick one step further. He colors the pictures – by magic. Now bright, vibrant colors have filled in the black and white pictures!
For a fitting finale, all the pages change back to their original state – blank!
When I did kid shows I would use 3 books and perform the Color Book Monte. Two books would be shown blank whilst the third had drawings inside. I would mix them slowly so everyone could follow the one with drawings. However, using the magic secret I could make them wrong or right at will. As a finale I’d show all the books to have pictures! Then as a double finale I’d have the audience of children magically help to color all of the pictures.
Whether you use one book or three this trick packs flat and plays big.