56 entries in Paper / Origami Effects
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Theodore Annemann, Percy Naldrett The Phantom Artist celebrity chosen, large paper sheet is folded and cut, silhouette of chosen person is seen 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 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 birdInspired by
  • "Houdini's Paper Magic" (p. 117)
Related to
  • "Scientific Recreations" (Tissandier, 1881, French work)
After the Dessert 11
Unknown Milady's Parisienne Hat restored to hat 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 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 62) 252
Jean Hugard Making a Paper Cone rolling the cone efficiently Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 4) 148
Gershon Legman Lotus and Bow-Tie bill folded to bow-tie and LotusAlso published here The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 251) 1003
Gershon Legman Lingam and Yoni origami figures The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 273) 1091
Walter Essman Bang folding a paper snapper 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 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 The Best in Magic 30
Gershon Legman Lotus and Bow-Tie bill folded to bow-tie and LotusRelated to
  • Mitchell Dyszel's "Bow Knot Money" in "The Jinx" 1942
Also published here
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 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 363) 280
Robert E. Neale T.V. Puzzle paper fold puzzle 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 toVariations Epilogue (Issue 2) 14
Robert E. Neale Pyramid One paper pyramid that can produce flat objects, three chambersRelated to Epilogue (Issue 4) 31
Robert E. Neale Pyramid Two Inspired by Epilogue (Issue 6) 46
Robert E. Neale Pyramid Two another paper pyramid that can produce flat objectsRelated to Epilogue (Issue 5) 33
Joseph M. White Let George Do It marked bill travels to box, paper is cut with silhouette of George Washington HEX! 76
Robert E. Neale Insideout Jr. simplified constructionInspired by Epilogue (Issue 9) 70
Robert E. Neale An Illusion flattened ring of paper is stretched 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 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
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 12) 811
Karl Fulves Origami Magic comments, routines afterwards The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 7) 957
Unknown The Hungry Crow Also published here
  • "Hungry Crow" (Folding Paper Puppets, Shari Lewis, Lillian Oppenheimer)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 7) 960
Karl Fulves Silent Thought Transmission two origami crows on table, circle of cards around them, they move to two selections The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 7) 960
Karl Fulves The Dead Awake billet with dead person moves The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 7) 962
Martin Gardner He Does Tricks presentation for TipperInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 7) 962
Karl Fulves Additional Ideas using folded origami walletInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 7) 965
Unknown The Magic Tipper paper fold that moves by itselfVariationsAlso published here
  • "Magic Tipper" (Origami in Action, Eric Kenneway)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 7) 961
George Jarshaur The Magic Mailbox origami fold of three-fold "wallet" with switch/steal propertiesVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 7) 962
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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 7) 965
Peter Alexis Peter Alexis Ideas using folded origami wallet, four ideasInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 7) 965
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 Interlocutor (Issue 6) 22
Isao Komine Kirigami Rings paper is folded and cut in special way, out come two linked paper rings 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 The Chronicles (Issue 34) 1399
Karl Fulves Paper-Folding Approach to Cut-and-Restored Trick Interlocutor (Issue 51) 242
Dan Harlan Starcle origami trick, hole is torn from a napkin, torn out piece is a starInspired byVariations The Minotaur (Vol. 1, No. 1) 5
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
Workers Number 1 6
Doc Eason, Eric Mead Extra Starcle Perception ESP symbol divination mixed with Harlan's StarcleInspired by The Minotaur (Vol. 2, No. 4) 8
Neal Elias Bild Folded Into Finger Ring Life Savers 156
Masao Atsukawa The Knotted Letter knot in strip of paper disappears Five Times Five - Japan 25
Michael Close The Ooh-Ah Bird origami bird lays egg with prediction in it Workers Number 3 73
Michael Close, Dai Vernon, Wallace Galvin Origami Bill Production origami bill produced from handkerchiefInspired by Workers Number 3 79
Unknown How to Fold the Frog folding a frog from a playing card For Your Eyes Only 25
Michael Close The Imagination Tester origami effect with "bar and bolt" figure Workers Number 4 18
Fred Rohm Dollar Box origami figure The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue Astonishing Friends) 307
Michael Close The Unreality Machine matchbook transforms into folded piece of paper Workers Number 5 103
R. Paul Wilson Folding Potty McCombical Prediction for origami fold Crash Course in Brain Surgery 13
Eric Mead The Bunny-Bill Swindle using Bob Neale's bunny bill fold, kids are conned out of 9$ in the process Tangled Web 49
Jason Michaels The Fortune Teller folded origami Fortune Teller is used to reveal selection Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 19
Jason Michaels The Cootie Catcher Lie Detector folded origami Fortune Teller is used to reveal selection Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 23
Jason Michaels, Steve Beam Victoria's Secret routine with folded origami Fortune Teller Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 25
Jason Michaels, Steve Beam Portable Career Counselor routine with folded origami Fortune Teller Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 26
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)
Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 16
John Hostler Appendix A: Shirt Folding 101 folding a bill into an origami shirt Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 65