78 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 doublesRelated to 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
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 puzzleAlso published here 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 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 The Dead Awake billet with dead person moves The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 7) 962
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
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
Martin Gardner He Does Tricks presentation for TipperInspired by 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 propertiesVariationsAlso published here 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
Karl Fulves Additional Ideas using folded origami walletInspired 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
Unknown The Dollar-Bill Ring No. 17, folding a finger ring out of a dollar bill Self-Working Paper Magic 35
Karl Fulves Amazing Animals chapter intro Self-Working Paper Magic 65
George Jarshaur The Magic Mailbox No. 4, origami fold of three-fold "wallet" with switch/steal properties, with paper transformation applicationAlso published here Self-Working Paper Magic 7
Eric Kenneway Hungry Dog No. 38, design folded from square stands up Self-Working Paper Magic 67
Karl Fulves, Henry Hardin Snapper No. 41, spectator writes real and fake weight on paper, a duck folded from paper divines correct one Self-Working Paper Magic 75
Jack Chanin Rabbit Ears No. 42, rabbit fold with flapping ears Self-Working Paper Magic 77
Robert E. Neale TV Puzzle No. 64, paper fold puzzleAlso published here Self-Working Paper Magic 114
Robert E. Neale Inside Out No. 65, topological origami tubeAlso published here Self-Working Paper Magic 116
Robert E. Neale Neale's Shortchange Wallet No. 70, wallet folded from paper, can be used to switch something Self-Working Paper Magic 121
Karl Fulves Sharpshooter No. 75, popgun folded from paper, opens with bang when shaken, name of card appears on it Self-Working Paper Magic 133
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
Karl Fulves Paper-Folding Approach to Cut-and-Restored Trick Interlocutor (Issue 51) 242
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
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
Toshie Takahama Shirt Fold folding a shirt out of a bill Profile (Issue 5) 11
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
Michael Close The Origami Bunny - Folding the Bunny, See Workers 1 for more ideasRelated to A Workers Series Sampler 1
Unknown The Paper Rabbit No. 28, making a rabbit out of a piece of paper with folding and cutting Easy Magic 39
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
Simon Lovell Imagiro bill folded (?) into animal behind back of performer Son of Simon Says! 149
Simon Lovell Twisted Roses making a rose out of paper napkin Son of Simon Says! 157
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)
Son of Simon Says! 151
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
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) This Is Not a Book 376
Karl Fulves Flexagons - Part One longer article, credit information
- Flexagon History (Early Himber)
- Terms & Conditions (the parameters)
- Flexagon Described (the double hinge)
Xtra Credit (Issue 4) 13
Karl Fulves Trisection trisecting a paper square by folding (three equal parts), bet
- The Folding Process
Related to Prolix (Issue 6) 409
Karl Fulves, Robert E. Neale McKinney's Switch Device "Flexible Switching"
paper model of flexagon switching wallet
Related to Xtra Credit (Issue 3) 10
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 A Tribute to Robert Harbin 12
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 The Fortune Teller folded origami Fortune Teller is used to reveal selection Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 19
Jason Michaels, Steve Beam Portable Career Counselor routine with folded origami Fortune Teller Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 26
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
Also published here Gene Anderson — The Book 107
John Hostler Appendix A: Shirt Folding 101 folding a bill into an origami shirt Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 65
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
Daniel Garcia Love Note bill visibly transforms into folded origami finger ring Something More 30