“This effect is so impromptu, and the method is refreshingly pure”
Be sure to watch Magic by Chris perform it on YouTube: https://youtu.be/NIVqdiuszm4
Since his earliest encounters with the thrilling and inexplicable world of magic, Chris Budyka has been a
dedicated student of its endless secrets. Magic By Chris finds himself in high demand as both a performer
and professor of magic. He has performed for David Copperfield and Michael Jackson.
Brady Oberley wrote the following instructions.
Effect: The performer rolls up a newspaper into a cone. He then dumps some water into the cone. He
crumples up the newspaper to show that the water has completely vanished!
Materials: Two Sheets of Newspapers, and ¼ glass of water.
Method: This trick is almost entirely self-working. Take two newspapers and line them up.
Simply roll them into a cone the best way you know how.
Here is the secret: Crumple up the first 3 inches from the bottom of the paper. This will make a wad of
newspaper that will act as a sponge. Conceal the obnoxious wrinkles with your hand.
Take about 1/4 of a glass of water and pour it into the cone. You need to stall here in order for the water to
completely soak into the bottom. You can place the glass down carefully, or crack a joke.
After a couple seconds, quickly crumple the newspaper up to show that the water has vanished.
You’ll need to get rid of the evidence, so simply just throw away the newspaper.
You can’t read a crumpled newspaper, so who needs it?
Invented by Magic by Chris
Written by Brady Oberley