The EffectMake money magically multiple before your eyes!
SuppliesA small black case holds your money paddle and features a small compartment holding your supplied bands. You will also need a bill of any value and 6 coins: 2 pennies, 2 nickels, and 2 dimes.
SetupTake a bill of any denomination and fold it in half back against itself, then fold it in half from side to side. Once more fold in half from side to side and press it flat along the folds. Place this bill on the paddle covering the mirrors, and then slip three of the special bands supplied into position. Next, on top of the bill, position the penny under the band farthest from the handle, then the nickel under the center band, and the dime under the band closest to the handle. Note: The remaining 3 coins are in your pocket.
This is a deceptive technique used to show two sides of a surface to be the same. One side is actually being shown twice. Hold the paddle with the blank side and loaded side between your thumb and index finger. The blank side should be facing up. Lift the paddle up as if you are going to expose the loaded side. As you do this, you need to twist/roll the paddle between your thumb and index finger 180 degrees to the opposite side.
The paddle falls to the opposite side, showing the blank side again. This is a two part move: turning the paddle over while at the same time rolling the paddle 180 degrees. The larger motion of turning hides the smaller motion of twisting/rolling. Do this same move in reverse to return the paddle to the original position (Paddle Move in Reverse). Use a mirror to practice your angles.
RoutineShow the paddle blank on both sides using the paddle move. Explain that this paddle is special and there is a reason for the three black bands around it. These bands are money bands. Take the three coins out of your pocket with your left hand and toss them on the table. Pick up the penny and slip it under the band furthest away from the handle. Wave your left hand over the paddle and perform the Paddle Move to show that there are now two pennies. Explain it works with any coin and pick up the nickel and slip it under the middle band. A wave of your left hand and perform the Paddle Move to show there are now two nickels. Lastly take the dime and slip it under the band closest to the handle, and then wave your left hand and perform the Paddle Move showing two dimes as well.
Next, hold the paddle in your right hand with the loaded side down and the three coins side up, use your left thumb to push the penny forward and out from under the band on top while the fingers underneath push the penny free from that side. You will end up with two pennies that are dropped on the table. Do the same things with the nickels and dimes as well. Once again show the paddle blank with the Paddle Move and wave it over the coins, then wave your left hand over the paddle as your right hand simply twists the paddle to make the bill side come upwards showing a bill is now on the paddle. Now you are going to honestly show that there is a bill on one side and not on the other. Snap your fingers and perform the Paddle Move showing a bill on both sides.
Explain that as fast as the money multiplies, it vanishes just as quickly. Snap your left fingers and wave your left hand over the paddle and then honestly show that the bill is on one side and has vanished from the other side. With the blank side up, your left fingers and thumb slide off the three bands and bring the bill out from underneath the paddle and open it fully. Holding the bill outstretched in the left hand from one end, your right hand places the blank paddle under the bill as you ask how it was done? Once out of view, the right thumb pivots the paddle so the mirrors are uppermost. The bill is removed revealing the mirrors as you say, “why mirrors of course.”