87 entries in Paper / Origami Effects
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Theodore Annemann, Percy Naldrett The Phantom Artist celebrity chosen, large paper sheet is folded and cut, silhouette of chosen person is seen
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1937) 217
Jack Vosburgh Double Dollar bill folded so that it looks like two bills, then it actually doubles
Related to 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 122) 711
Martin Gardner Japanese Paper Bird bird fold that flaps its wings, application with flash paper and coin appearing from bird or traveling in bird
Inspired by
  • "Houdini's Paper Magic" (p. 117)
Related to
  • "Scientific Recreations" (Tissandier, 1881, French work)
1941 After the Dessert 11
Unknown Milady's Parisienne Hat restored to hat
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 316
L. Vosburgh Lyons Pieces of Fate folding and cutting a piece of paper into a circle, a swastika, the words hell and peace are formed, themed to the WW2
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 62) 252
Gershon Legman Lotus and Bow-Tie bill folded to bow-tie and Lotus
Also published here 1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 251) 1003
Unknown A Paper Folding Routine folding different figures, Chines Junk Boat
1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 19
Gershon Legman Lingam and Yoni origami figures
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 273) 1091
Unknown A Japanese Bird folding origami paper crane
1953 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 20
Walter Essman Bang folding a paper snapper
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 303) 11
Gershon Legman Bolt and Frame paper folding illusion, bolt through the frame, as a climax the paper is folded into Cleopatra's Barge
1956 The Best in Magic 26
Gershon Legman The Lotus paper folded into a lotus, spectator can be challenged to take it apart without tearing it
1956 The Best in Magic 30
Gershon Legman Lotus and Bow-Tie bill folded to bow-tie and Lotus
Related to
  • Mitchell Dyszel's "Bow Knot Money" in "The Jinx" 1942
Also published here
1956 The Best in Magic 33
Andrew Kennedy, Ernest Heldman Boot Bill Fold see also p. 286 for additional ideas by Robert Myerson and Ernest Heldman
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 363) 280
Robert E. Neale T.V. Puzzle paper fold puzzle
Also published here 1967 Epilogue (Issue 1) 6
Robert E. Neale Insideout & Stretchit topological origami tube for several effects:
  • Stretchit
  • Insideout
  • The Chinese Wand
  • Additional Notes
  • With a Sponge Ball
  • The Square Circle
  • Flexible Transpo
for simplified folding method see reference
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1968 Epilogue (Issue 2) 14
Robert E. Neale Pyramid One paper pyramid that can produce flat objects, three chambers
Related to 1968 Epilogue (Issue 4) 31
Robert E. Neale Pyramid Two another paper pyramid that can produce flat objects
Related to 1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 33
Robert E. Neale Pyramid Two
Inspired by 1969 Epilogue (Issue 6) 46
Joseph M. White Let George Do It marked bill travels to box, paper is cut with silhouette of George Washington
1969 HEX! 76
Robert E. Neale Insideout Jr. simplified construction
Inspired by 1970 Epilogue (Issue 9) 70
Robert E. Neale An Illusion flattened ring of paper is stretched
1971 Epilogue (Issue 11) 82
Tan Hock Chuan Tan's Trick pattern folded into paper behind back on signed paper that should not be possible so quickly, see also p. 476 for comment by Gershon Legman and p. 521 for Bruce Arnold comment
Aug. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 10) 437
Robert E. Neale A Trick with Sandpaper two pieces of sandpaper are folded together, performer can pull them apart but spectator cannot
  • Thumb Variation
  • Lock Position
  • Warnings
Oct. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 12) 811
Ben Christopher Ben Christopher Ideas using folded origami wallet
1. A Transformation (card)
2. Ghost Town
3. An Origami Bet
4. A Vanish (card)
5. Two City Up-Down
6. Transpordgami
Inspired by May 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 7) 965
Karl Fulves Origami Magic comments, routines afterwards
May 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 7) 957
Peter Alexis Peter Alexis Ideas using folded origami wallet, four ideas
Inspired by May 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 7) 965
Unknown The Hungry Crow
Also published here
  • "Hungry Crow" (Folding Paper Puppets, Shari Lewis, Lillian Oppenheimer)
May 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 7) 960
Karl Fulves Additional Ideas using folded origami wallet
Inspired by May 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 7) 965
Karl Fulves Silent Thought Transmission two origami crows on table, circle of cards around them, they move to two selections
May 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 7) 960
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
George Jarshaur The Magic Mailbox origami fold of three-fold "wallet" with switch/steal properties
VariationsAlso published here May 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 7) 962
Karl Fulves (6) The Mary Shelley Problem doll pieces examined and assembled, then comes to life, electronics, no details given, isoforms, also for non-thread animation of origami figures or Haunted Deck, pipe dreamy
1976 Interlocutor (Issue 6) 22
Karl Fulves, Henry Hardin Snapper No. 41, spectator writes real and fake weight on paper, a duck folded from paper divines correct one
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 75
Jack Chanin Rabbit Ears No. 42, rabbit fold with flapping ears
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 77
Robert E. Neale TV Puzzle No. 64, paper fold puzzle
Also published here 1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 114
Robert E. Neale Inside Out No. 65, topological origami tube
Also published here 1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 116
Robert E. Neale Short Change Wallet wallet folded from paper, can be used to switch something, optional slit à la Bendix Bombshell Wallet
VariationsAlso published here 1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 1) 2
George Jarshaur The Magic Mailbox No. 4, origami fold of three-fold "wallet" with switch/steal properties, with paper transformation application
Also published here 1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 7
Robert E. Neale Neale's Shortchange Wallet No. 70, wallet folded from paper, can be used to switch something
Also published here 1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 121
Karl Fulves Wallethots further ideas for Neale's wallet, easier way to construct it
Inspired by 1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 1) 8
Unknown The Dollar-Bill Ring No. 17, folding a finger ring out of a dollar bill
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 35
Karl Fulves Sharpshooter No. 75, popgun folded from paper, opens with bang when shaken, name of card appears on it
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 133
Karl Fulves Moragami No. 2, origami ideas posed as a problem
(A) dollar bill snaps into paper airplane
(B) inner of two bills folds itself into bird
(C) two bills transform into bill rings linked together
(D) dollar bill visibly changes into origami figure selected from cardboards with images/symbols
1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 3) 48
Karl Fulves Amazing Animals chapter intro
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 65
Robert E. Neale Bill Tube shape-changing tube from dollar bill, square shape to rectangular shape
Inspired byAlso published here 1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 5) 74
Eric Kenneway Hungry Dog No. 38, design folded from square stands up
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 67
Isao Komine Kirigami Rings paper is folded and cut in special way, out come two linked paper rings
1986 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 89
Sid Lorraine Prince Charming "Two Tricks"
Jack of Hearts and Queen of Diamonds, Jack turns over, Queen is blushing, Jack is now blank card with frog folded from dollar bill
Inspired by 1988 The Chronicles (Issue 34) 1399
Karl Fulves Paper-Folding Approach to Cut-and-Restored Trick
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 51) 242
Dan Harlan Starcle origami trick, hole is torn from a napkin, torn out piece is a star
Inspired byVariations 1989 The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 1) 5
Doc Eason, Eric Mead Extra Starcle Perception ESP symbol divination mixed with Harlan's Starcle
Inspired by 1990 The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 4) 8
Michael Close The Origami Bunny
  • Folding the Bunny
  • The Opening Bit
  • For Children (mini hat production)
  • For Adults #1 (coin production)
  • For Adults #2 (ear torn and restored)
  • Glossary of Origami Terms
1990 Workers Number 1 6
Toshie Takahama Shirt Fold folding a shirt out of a bill
1991 Profile (Issue 5) 11
Neal Elias Bild Folded Into Finger Ring
1991 Life Savers 156
Masao Atsukawa The Knotted Letter knot in strip of paper disappears
1992 Five Times Five - Japan 25
Unknown How to Fold the Frog folding a frog from a playing card
1993 For Your Eyes Only 25
Michael Close The Ooh-Ah Bird origami bird lays egg with prediction in it
1993 Workers Number 3 73
Michael Close, Dai Vernon, Wallace Galvin Origami Bill Production origami bill produced from handkerchief
Inspired by 1993 Workers Number 3 79
Michael Close The Origami Bunny
  • Folding the Bunny, See Workers 1 for more ideas
Related to 1994 A Workers Series Sampler 1
Michael Close The Imagination Tester origami effect with "bar and bolt" figure
1994 Workers Number 4 18
Unknown The Paper Rabbit No. 28, making a rabbit out of a piece of paper with folding and cutting
1995 Easy Magic 39
Fred Rohm Dollar Box origami figure
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Astonishing Friends) 307
Michael Close The Unreality Machine matchbook transforms into folded piece of paper
1996 Workers Number 5 103
Robert E. Neale A Hair of the Dog bill folded into dog
  • Bonus Number One - Bob's Presentation
  • Bonus Number Two - Magic Doggie! (dog stands up by himself)
2000 Son of Simon Says! 151
Simon Lovell Twisted Roses making a rose out of paper napkin
2000 Son of Simon Says! 157
Simon Lovell Imagiro bill folded (?) into animal behind back of performer
2000 Son of Simon Says! 149
R. Paul Wilson Folding Potty McCombical Prediction for origami fold
2001 Crash Course in Brain Surgery 13
Eric Mead Bunny Bill Swindle using Bob Neale's bunny bill fold, kids are conned out of 9$ in the process
Also published here 2003 Collexion 13
Max Maven Wrapper's Delight bill folded, it is then shown to be folded into origami braid
Inspired by
  • "Baffling Bill Braid" (Robert E. Neale, Folding Money Fooling, 1997)
2006 Switch 273
John Lovick Origami on combining bill changes with origami
Related to 2006 Switch 290
Eric Mead The Bunny-Bill Swindle using Bob Neale's bunny bill fold, kids are conned out of 9$ in the process
Also published here 2006 Tangled Web 49
Robert E. Neale Phoenix Fold flash paper into a bird, vanish it with fire (with weird "animation" sequence in the middle that is just the magician openly tapping on the bird)
2008 This Is Not a Book 376
Karl Fulves, Robert E. Neale McKinney's Switch Device "Flexible Switching"
paper model of flexagon switching wallet
Related to 2009 Xtra Credit (Issue 3) 10
Karl Fulves Flexagons - Part One longer article, credit information
  • Flexagon History (Early Himber)
  • Terms & Conditions (the parameters)
  • Flexagon Described (the double hinge)
2009 Xtra Credit (Issue 4) 13
Jim Steinmeyer A Trick for Lillian origami paper put in envelope, design selected from stack of cards, paper in envelope transforms into that origami figure
2009 A Tribute to Robert Harbin 12
Karl Fulves Trisection trisecting a paper square by folding (three equal parts), bet
  • The Folding Process
Related to 2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 409
Jason Michaels, Steve Beam Victoria's Secret routine with folded origami Fortune Teller
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 25
Jason Michaels, Steve Beam Portable Career Counselor routine with folded origami Fortune Teller
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 26
Jason Michaels The Fortune Teller folded origami Fortune Teller is used to reveal selection
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 19
Jason Michaels The Cootie Catcher Lie Detector folded origami Fortune Teller is used to reveal selection
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 23
Ken Bowell, Gene Anderson Squircle circle cut into newspaper, when unfolded it is a square, with credit information
A. Selecting newspaper pages
B. Preparing Squircle's pages
C. Storing the prepared Squircle
D. Performance
Related toAlso published here 2016 Gene Anderson — The Book 107
John Hostler Kinetogenic Heart spectator initials bill, it magically folds itself into an origami shirt with initials still on it
  • Ala Dingle
  • Ala Crinkle
Related to
  • "Casanova Concept" (Steve Haynes)
2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 16
John Hostler Appendix A: Shirt Folding 101 folding a bill into an origami shirt
2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 65
Daniel Garcia Love Note bill visibly transforms into folded origami finger ring
2018 Something More 30