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TD Summer Reading Club 2018

Posted on Jun 02, 2018 | Tags:

Where to see WonderPhil's shows! WonderPhil magic shows have been appearing at the TD Reading Club series for several years now. This year the show will be at several libraries throughout Toronto, and for the first time the show will be seen at Pickering Libraries! Dates and Locations June 23, 2018 11AM -- Toronto Public Library, Albert Campbell Branch June 23, 2018 1:30PM -- Toronto Public Library, Annette Street Branch July 4, 2018 10:30AM --  Pickering Library Central Branch...

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Enhance the Birthday Party Magic Show Experience

Posted on Nov 21, 2017 | Tags: blog hosting how to planning

Would you like to enhance the magic show experience for the kids and other guests at your party? Of course you do! The whole reason for hiring an amazing magician is to show the kids a really fun time. How can this be done, though? Well, experience at over 2000 parties has shown that the best ways to enhance the enjoyment of the show are often counterintuitive.  To give kids the best experience watching a magic show, and likely most other types of party entertainment, are more about taking things ...

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The 2017 Holiday Show Is Here!

Posted on Sep 03, 2017 | Tags: announcements

December is finally here and it’s time to start performing my 2017 holiday season show. I’m excited because this year’s show features some new and exciting props and incredible tricks. I’m confident this is going to be enjoyed by both kids and adults. This year’s Christmas & Holiday Magic Show features routines with a giant gingerbread man, a vanishing Santa Claus and snowman that colours itself in!!! I’ve also created a routine with some colourful bracelets, and...

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Pull the Rabbit from the Hat Game

Posted on May 10, 2017 | Tags: DIY Invitations

Pull the Rabbit from the Hat Here's a great adaptation of the old fishing game. It's perfect for kids 5 and under, and is a great way to introduce prizes. Instead of doing all the prep ahead of time, you might consider having the children make their own paper rabbits, or colour in pre-cut-out rabbits. This will add a nice arts and crafts section to the party.  Supplies: A Black Hat Crayons or markers Several Metal Paperclips A Magic Wand A String A Small Magnet One pie...

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How to Make Your Own Magic Top Hat

Posted on Apr 04, 2017 | Tags:

Kids love to create things and are often enthralled by the mere idea of getting to express themselves and their individuality. This tutorial will walk you through a step-by-step process for making a magic hat at your magic party. Get creative so that the kids can make something that they can be proud of.  Top Hat  Supplies Approximately 3 – 4 sheets  of Black Poster Board per child Tape Glue A Stapler (with staples is best!) Thin copy paper A Pen o...

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DIY Magical Party Invitations

Posted on Mar 01, 2017 | Tags:

Is there anything more fun than a magic party? Express that fun with an awesome party invitation! The invitation to a party sets the tone of the event and lets people know what to expect. It is a fun way to let everyone know just what a great time that you plan to have!  Here are some cute and crafty invitation ideas that are… well… magical! Rabbit in a Hat  Buy white construction paper and make cutouts of rabbits. On the white cut outs, write the details of the party.  ...

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Why Are There So Many Card Tricks?

Posted on Feb 26, 2014 | Tags: 8 and under magic hat

Magicians and playing cards go hand in hand. (Play on words not intended, but noticed and enjoyed!) It’s gotten to the point that it’s an almost sad cliche. In fact, I don’t know a magician who leaves the house without a deck of cards. Personally, I’ve usually got one in my coat, a few in my glove box and one or two in my sling pack, which is with me more often than not. As a magician, I think this is fine. I’ve met people who can perform absolute miracles with playing car...

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You Can Learn to Be a Magician

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 | Tags: 5 and under arts and crafts games rabbit

I’m always being asked how I learned magic. Usually this is asked out of pure curiosity. On occasion it’s asked because someone wants to learn as well, and they want to know the path I’ve taken. For the former I tend to make up elaborate stories, for fun. For instance, an owl once dropped a letter through my mail slot… Then I tell them the cold dull truth: I read a lot. I practiced a lot. Then I read more and practiced more. For the latter, people who have the desire to learn m...

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The Elephant In the Sleeve

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 | Tags:

Why does everyone always think it’s in the sleeve? And even then, why do they write it off as no big deal? It’s something all magicians hear, both from kids and adults. And I’m not about to say it’s a bad thing for someone to say or think, or that there’s anything wrong with it at all. It’s just that it often surprises me how casually it’s said! First, let me say something that I often preface my shows with. You can think it’s a trick, or you can think it...

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Funny Things Kids Say

Posted on Oct 08, 2013 | Tags:

As a magician I perform shows for all types of audiences. In a given week I may be entertaining at a couple of weddings, a corporate lunch and a store opening. More than anything else though, I’m hired to put on magic shows at children’s birthdays. I’ve done my show at hundreds and hundreds of those! In all of those shows I have heard the kids say some of the craziest things. Some of those things leave me scratching my head, but others just leave me laughing. For instance, earlier thi...

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