Chop Cup- Aluminum
Make little balls vanish, reappear, and multiply in a single cup!

Chop Cup- Aluminum


You can do AMAZING EFFECTS with just this ONE MAGIC CUP!


Ages 13 and up   Level 2

Demo Video



The Chop Cup is the classic Cups and Balls effect using just one cup and one ball!

The ball can be made to magically jump from the hand to the pocket and back again, and so much more.
A great routine can climax with the production of a large piece of fruit - or a larger ball- from under the cup! (See our Finale Balls available below)
So many effects are possible.

Sorry- to keep the price of this item down, the larger red ball is no longer included.
But you can easily find a ball at a toy store or a dollar store.
Or see our selection of Finale Balls available below!

This cup is specially constructed for optimum balance and handling.
For more detailed instruction and routines, see the Chop Cup Book.

Replacement or extra balls are available below.
Our Closeup Pads make a nice performance surface.
And a Magician's Wand helps in the performance of certain routines.

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD. Do not put the balls in your mouth. Not suitable for children under 5 years of age.

What You Get

Here's what you'll get:

  • Aluminum Chop Cup
  • one regular 1" knit ball
  • one shimmed 1" knit ball
  • cloth carry bag
  • printed instructions

Chop Cup is 3.5" tall, 2.5" mouth diameter. Made of polished aluminum.
Balls are 1" size. One is gimmicked with a magnetic shim inside, one is regular.
Instructions are very basic. For routines and ideas, please see the CHOP CUP BOOK.

Tips & Ideas

Performance Ideas:

Produce a LARGER ball at the end of your routine. Larger balls are easy to find at any toy store or dollar store. It makes for a big surprise!

More Video

History and Trivia:

The Chop Cup was invented in 1954 by Al Wheatly, who performed professionally as "Chop Chop".

Interested in magic history?
Visit our free online Magic Library, full of biographies of famous magicians plus lots of magic history and trivia!

Customer Reviews

Very nice
Great trick, works very nicely. the only complaint I have is that it's slightly smaller than the aluminum cups and balls so I can't use it with that routine or fit the same size load ball underneath.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Norfolk VA. on 2/13/2017
Great asset for my bag of tricks! You can do a lot with this set. I am so glad I bought this one as I already have the cups and balls and now I will add this to my routine! A great product for a great price!
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from FL. on 12/1/2016
really great
You can't beat this cup. It a great cup at a great price. Great idea to use a bigger ball at the end, too. always adds great ideas.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from TN. on 8/2/2015
very easy to carry
Most closup, street, and restaurant magicians include a Chop Cup in their walk around magic because it is small, easy to carry, compact, simple to use, and the effect gets a great reaction. Some magicians would rather perform a Chop Cup routine instead of a Cups and Balls routine because it is easier for the spectators to follow and it takes up less space. People love seeing a jumbo load at the end, it comes as such a big surprise.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from VA. on 7/17/2015
Do a Lot With Chop Cup
You can do a lot with a good Chop Cup like this one. I end with a lemon or a sponge item like the Red Handed hand. I've seen some magicians get a good ten minutes out of this trick.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from NV. on 12/23/2014

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