Over at his blog, Jim Macdonald discusses how to put together a basic introductory magic kit for a young magician. (Magicians, like poets and mathematicians and ballet dancers, tend to start young.)
Consider the Little Box of Magic Tricks from Barron’s. I’ve seen the Ideal 100-Trick Spectacular Magic Show Suitcase well spoken-of. Consider too Joshua Jay’s The Complete Magician Kit. The Klutz Book of Magic includes props can be considered a magic set all by itself.
In my opinion, the best magic sets are ones you make yourself. Hand assembled with love. You know your own child the best.
Props: a set of cups and balls (you know your budget best — these range from inexpensive plastic ones (and some big-name pros use the three-color inexpensive ones in their pro acts; e.g. David Regal) up to OMG three-figure prices.
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