Produce your spectator's chosen card from inside a popped balloon!
Let your spectator secretely select a card, and then you shuffle it back in the deck. You blow up an ordinary party balloon, place it in the balloon holder and press down on it. Pop! The balloon bursts, and the selected card is now in the balloon holder! Wow!
To make the effect even MORE spectacular, use these special transparent balloons. Your audience can see right through this clear balloon when it is in the holder, making it even more of a surprise when the card appears!
Claude Chandler introduced the Card In Balloon concept.The first balloon was invented by Bartolomeu de Gusmao, a priest who was demonstrating his idea for an airship by launching a miniature model that used a dried animal bladder to hold the air. The rubber balloon was invented by the famous scientist Michael Faraday as a vessel to hold hydrogen. Latex balloons as we know them today were first manufactured in 1847 in London.
Interested in magic history? Visit our free online Magic Library, full of biographies of famous magicians plus lots of magic history and trivia!
You supply an ordinary card deck and an ordinary party balloon.You will need to know how to force a card. See the free HOW TO FORCE A CARD video in the TIPS section.
If you are performing at a party, you can use one of their ordinary round party balloons. It's much more exciting when they see you make the card appear from a balloon that they KNOW is ordinary!
Here is a FREE video lesson to teach you an EASY way to force a card, called the Cross Cut Force. Use this force anytime you need to control the selection of a card- it fools them every time!For this trick, you'll need to "force" a card on your spectator. In other words, you need to make it seem like he has a free choice, but really you are making him take the card that you need him to take. There are many ways to force a card, including the Cross Cut Force. We also carry several books and DVDs to teach you the different methods.
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