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Magic Twisty Worm Video

Posted on Jan 06, 2020 | Tags:

Am I the only one who woke up one day, checked an old YouTube channel, and realized an old video was approaching half a million views? I feel like the guy who'd forgotten he'd mined BitCoins, and then realized he was a millionaire. Except without all the millionaire stuff.     This is an instructional video  I made over 5 years ago, with the intent of adding more how-to magic videos over the coming years. I did make a few more, but eventually lost focus, as my regular...

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Magical Memories From the Summer of 2019

Posted on Sep 11, 2019 | Tags:

I was fortunate enough to have a very busy summer, with a lot of summer camps and daycares treating their kids to a WonderPhil Magic Show. All my shows contained some special moments, but looking back now, here are a few memories that really standout in my mind. Coins and balloons seem to be the running theme here… Wait, how’d that get there? It seems to be a pattern with me. I try to make coins appear out of the air, but somehow they wind up being children’s ears, under their chi...

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No Bunny In My Magic Show

Posted on Oct 17, 2018 | Tags:

“Do you have any live animals in your show?” That’s a question that I’ve been getting less and less over the years. Interestingly, about half the times I’m asked, it’s because people don’t want the animals in the show. Magic shows and live animals seem to go together a lot of the time, so it’s not a surprise that the questions used to come up so often. Bunny rabbits are pretty much a symbol of modern magic, so it would only make sense to want this as part...

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Kidapalooza Festival, Fall 2018

Posted on Oct 10, 2018 | Tags:

I was just lucky enough to two days performing for the crowds at the Kidapalooza festival in Markham this past weekend. Thousands of people passed through, and it felt like most of them were at my show! There were a lot of highlights for me this past weekend, not the least of which being my daughter saw my show for the first time. Of course, she’s barely 5 months old and so she “looked at” my show more than she “watched” my show. Nonetheless, she didn’t cry once; I&r...

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2018 Summer Programs

Posted on Jun 08, 2018 | Tags:

2018 Summer Programs It's almost summer camp season, which means WonderPhil Magic Shows are being booked throughout the Greater Toronto Area, and beyond, to entertain children at all types of summer programs. From specialty themed camps to karate programs, you'll find WonderPhil's shows all over the place. Some of the programs have been booking WonderPhil for years -- some are approaching a full decade worth of summer time shows! That's back before WonderPhil was WonderPhil! This ...

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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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