Jumping Bunny

This is both the smallest trick in Paper Magic, and the fastest! Perfect for when you want to show somebody a very quick magic trick before dinner. A small paper “bunny” on your finger jumps instantly from one hand to the other… and back again!


Setup & Preparation

Printing Notes:

This is on the same page as Lesson 1: Small & Large Illusion. If you’ve already printed that out, you don’t need to print anything else. Remember that if you are coloring in your own artwork that both bunnies must be identical. Your audience is only supposed to know about one bunny!

“What happens if my Jumping Bunnies get squished?”

Good question: just print another copy! These PDF files are yours to keep and use as many times as you want.


Important: this trick works best when you’re sitting at a table, and your audience is sitting across from you. Anybody viewing from the side will be able to see exactly what’s going on.

Additional Ideas:

  • This same technique can be applied to just about anything that will stick on the end of your finger tips. What else could you try?
  • Use a band-aid and tell the story of when you hurt your finger, then got confused and couldn’t remember which finger to put the band-aid on. 
  • This can be a great “impromptu” magic trick that you can do even when you don’t have your “Jumping Bunnies.” Consider using colored tape or even a rubber band wrapped around the tip of your finger. If you did this, what sort of presentation would you come up with?

Bonus: Magic Tip of the Day

You’ve heard the saying that magicians never reveal their secrets. Well, there’s a good reason for it! When you tell people how magic is done, it removes the wonder and awe from the effect. It’s also one trick that other magicians won’t be able to perform for them.

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