66 entries in Paper / Animation
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown La figurine dans la main Figurine put in the spectator's hand begins to move
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 33
Unknown La figurine dans la main expliqué Figurine put in the spectator's hand begins to move, from p. 33 explained
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 81
Unknown The Dancing Sailor cardboard head danced between legs, thread
1876 Modern Magic 323
Unknown Die dressierte Spinne fly stuck to bottom of paper spider, spider moves around, gag, also with other paper figures
Feb. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 2) 28
Unknown Die nach dem Takte der Musik tanzenden Pappfiguren paper figures dance, thread across stage
Aug. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 2) 28
Unknown Indische Gaukelei tissue paper crumpled into a ball, clings to hand or finger or floats for a moment, thread from head to wax ball which is attached to a chair
Sep. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 3) 41
Antonio Molini Der kleine Springinsfeld paper figure on cork on card on top of full glass, suddenly jumps up
July 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 7) 109
Unknown Der schwimmende Papierfisch No. 2, paper fish moves forward on water, oil
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 157
Unknown Das geheimnisvolle Papierfähnchen No. 12, piece of paper with grain and apple moves by itself, experiment
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 162
Unknown Shark in the Fish-pond non-magical science experiment
1902 The Modern Conjurer 291
Unknown Perpetual Motion non-magical science experiment
1902 The Modern Conjurer 299
Alphonse Wunnenburger Eine elektrische Spielerei paper sticks to hand
Mar. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 3) 45
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli IV. Mimikry routine with tissue paper and hat
  • 1. Die Papierfabrik in der Hand (paper ball changes to confetti with fan, snow storm)
  • 2. Vergehen und Erstehen (paper ball travel to cone inside a hat)
  • 3. Die sich vermehrenden Bälle (ball multiplies under hat and inside balls are presents for spectators)
  • 4. Das japanische Schmetterlingsspiel (butterflies are formed from paper and they start to fly with the aid of a fan, thread on forehead)
1902 Moderne Magie 86
Unknown Just a Cigarette Paper cigarette paper balanced on hat, nose and sleeve, with Cinquevalli anecdote
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 17
Unknown The Three Cigarette Papers paper with dead name moves by itself
1938 Greater Magic 832
Unknown The Butterfly on the Shoe butterfly from paper flaps its wings
1938 Greater Magic 832
Ralph W. Read Static paper sticks to things, apparent magnetism
1940 The Jinx (Issue 118) 694
Tom Sellers The Shooting Pellet signed paper jumps from tin
1941 Condensed Conjuring 2
U. F. Grant Ghost living and dead people's names written on slips, slip with dead person jumps in the air
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 27) 114
Tom Sellers Ashes of the Sun four strips of different-colored paper, they are burned one by one but the chosen colored strip floats up
1943 Twenty Tricks 4
Unknown Lemon Bug napkin moves eerie over table
Also published here 1949 Over the Coffee Cups 18
Unknown Rising Cigar Wrapper
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 19
Unknown Jumping Cigar Band from finger to finger
1949 Over the Coffee Cups 20
Don Tanner The Dead Card Rise living dead test with the dead person rising out of a box, "Bakerize Box"
May 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 8) 14
Al Baker Magnetisn't with animation
1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 438
Bill Nord Ex-straw-dinary paper from a straw twists like a snake when water is dropped on it, then when touched with a cigarette it vanishes
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 234) 937
Morty Rudnick Hair, There and Everywhere imaginary invisible thread is used to animate various things
Variations 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 294
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Butterfly Trick tissue paper is torn and pieces placed in small chest, then paper butterflies fly through the air and back into the chest, with a fan
1973 The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 55
Patrick Page The Revolving Snake
  • How to Make a Fascinating Novelty
Paper snake on wire is put on lamp and starts to spin as long as the lamp is alight
1974 Tricks with Paper 9
Unknown The Magic Tipper paper fold that moves by itself
VariationsAlso published here
  • "Magic Tipper" (Origami in Action, Eric Kenneway)
May 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 7) 961
Karl Fulves The Dead Awake billet with dead person moves
May 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 7) 962
Martin Gardner He Does Tricks presentation for Tipper
Inspired by May 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 7) 962
Jack Bridwell PSI-Q lead of pencil in crumpled paper, named number appears, paper moves
1976 Magick (Issue 160) 798
Karl Fulves, Martin Gardner Psychic Motors "Curiosities"
piece of paper spins on the tip of a needle
  • Martin Gardner's Method (Scientific American, April 1975)
  • Streamlined Psychic
  • Stop/Reverse
1978 The Chronicles (Issue 11) 1168
Karrell Fox King "Toots" Tablet scribblings on cardboard visible move to name or selected card
1979 Another Book 275
Unknown The Twirling Cigarette Paper spins on tip of finger, physics
1979 Elastrix 38
Karl Fulves, Thomas Kovachevich, Martin Gardner, Jerry Andrus The Real Thing small paper parts come to life above hot water source, various ideas, see also p. 236
1980 Interlocutor (Issue 43) 169
Karl Fulves More Real more ideas with the paper animation idea, flash paper application, fortune telling fish
1980 Interlocutor (Issue 43) 170
Karl Fulves Stop & Go No. 11, paper card with holes slides down a string and stops on command
1980 The Children's Magic Kit 11
Russell Sharp Magie aus Japan tissue paper torn and crumpled up, it animated up and down in glass, then is shown restored, then a phase with paper streamer, then snowstorm
Also published here
  • Pentagram, Mar. 1958
Mar. 1980 Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 1) 26
Unknown The Psychic Motor No. 46, piece of paper on a pin sticks in a cork, starts to turn by itself
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 56
Mike Yin Diviner part of a paper is ton away, rest can bend up as a dowsing device
1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 7) 125
Paul Harris Fan Dance spectator's initials on small piece of cardboard, it moves up and down a fan and vanishes, initials appear on selection
1984 Close-up Seductions 50
Unknown Living Doll No. 28, paper figures move on cloth that is over hot steam
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 53
Jerry Andrus Moving Writing cut-out paper letters are filmed, they move around and end up in perfect configuration
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 54
Eric Kenneway Hungry Dog No. 38, design folded from square stands up
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 67
Karl Fulves The Educated Rabbit No. 43, paper rabbit on glass flaps ears to answer questions
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 78
Terri Rogers Self-Inflating Plastic Bag with large sponge ball as gimmick
Also published here 1986 Secrets 76
Terri Rogers Riesen-Schaumgummiball self-inflating plastic bag
Also published here July 1989 Intermagic (Vol. 14 No. 4&5) 181
Gordon Jeppesen Turning Point paper tube is balanced on two glasses, one glass moves away then, paper tube turns to audience
1991 The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 1) 7
Karl Norman The Polish Rocket tissue paper starts to lifts off into the air when lighted, gag
1995 40 Years at the Forks 71
Karl Fulves Snake On A Tape "Unsolved Mysteries"
calculator with paper tape, it comes out straight up and has a snake printed on it, posed as a problem
1996 The Fine Print (Issue 4) 77
Jon LeClair Defying Death paper with living person levitates
1997 The Art of Invisible Thread 89
Barrie Richardson Mental Motor paper napkin unfolds by itself
Also published here
  • Club 71, Mayday 1991
1999 Theater of the Mind 57
R. Paul Wilson The Camel's Back standing paper falls by itself, three phases, with straw in which air is apparently stored
2001 Omerta 12
Al Baker Magnetisn't billet with special name on it moves, air through tubing in sleeve
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 562
Patrick Martin Dreams in Barcelona paper moth torn from napkin moves in glass, is burnt, and napkin shown restored
Related to May 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 5) 65
Karl Fulves Drawing Straws straw wrapping paper moves away and towards straw, static electricity
2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 368
Karl Fulves Zombie For Kids rolled up paper napkin clings to hand
2010 Prolix (Issue 8) 550
Tom Stone, Stewart James DacheBox various unfinished ideas for Stewart James' Sefalaljia
- Silks from Another Century
- Wired (featuring idea for Ted Lesley's "Mind Bender")
- Ceiling Thoughts
- Shivers
- Vanishing Sefalaljia
2011 Maelstrom 29
John Carney Creepy Crawly Creature napkin moves eerie over table
Also published here 2011 Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy 32
Hiroshi Sawa ピアノ・トリック (The Piano Trick) Mini piano keyboard is constructed from pieces of white and black paper. Music is heard when you play on the paper keyboard.
2013 Magic of Dr. Sawa (澤浩の奇術) 61
Mike Caveney Snake Charmin strip of toilet paper levitates à la dancing handkerchief
  • Stripping Thread
  • Thread Management
  • Animating the Snake
  • Cleaning Up the Thread
  • Making Thread Invisible
  • Broken Thread
2013 Wonders 314
Unknown The Technique Wherein a Heihku Moves on its own paper ornament moves on its own
  • Dan Sherer (additional comments)
Also published here
  • Hōkasen, 1764
May 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 5) 78
Unknown Nested Paper Cup Animation two paper cups are nested, the inner one moved up and down
Mar. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 3) 11
Allan Zola Kronzek Creepy Crawly crumpled straw wrapper moves
Also published here
  • "Grandpa Magic"
Dec. 2018 Genii (Vol. 81 No. 12) 97