Last night of class at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild and my weekly trip to the South Side. Just before the sky grew dark and the giant hail storm arrived. I scoped out The Cuckoo’s Nest Magic Shop in a new location since June.
Juggling supplies,balls, clubs and rings, nests of boxes, a vase filled with wands, colorful balloons you can sculpt into animals- a carousel of Folkmanis and Melissa and Doug puppets, decks of cards and and everything a magician (or clown or bartender) needs to entertain an audience. Matt was nice enough to demonstrate the Magical Block trick for me after I asked what was a good trick for a beginner to learn. You can purchase it for 4 bucks! His masterful sleight of hand changed a penny into a dime, right before my eyes!
When Mark was in Kindergarten
he was a magician for the talent show
and poured a pitcher of plain water into two vessels
The water changed into blue and red.
It looked magical. I made his a black cape
and he had a a tall hat and a wand.
We have been to the Cuckoo’s Nest many times. Charlie does a magic/puppet show. He will be at the Children’s Museum on April 23. Great pictures!
I think the boys would like that
You find the most interesting shops!
I’ll miss you SouthSide pics. 🙁
The stories you have with your own kids!!! Really fun!!!
I can vividly remember that Talent Show and Mark doing his trick. I think Erin played the piano for that one. I can also recall a McGrath version of a popular TV show. What was the name of that show?