A super easy-to-load nest of boxes and bags that will blow your audience away! This is one of the strongest routines that I perform in both my birthday party act and for my adult and corporate gigs.
Perform your favorite ring routine or use the routine supplied. Borrow a ring from a willing spectator. Ask for a different spectator to join you on stage. State you are going to play the famous “Ring Toss” game. Cover the ring with a handkerchief (supplied) and ask your volunteer to hold the ring through the handkerchief. Explain that when you count to three, you will whisk the cloth away and the ring will fly through the air and back onto the spectator’s finger in the audience. Instruct the spectator in the audience to hold up their finger. (Keep it rated G!)
As an afterthought, mention that SOMETIMES the ring vaporizes in mid-air. It gets lost in cyber space, so to speak. If that happens, they will receive a gift in exchange for their ring. Sitting on your table is a gift bag. If your ring does not return you will receive (reach into the bag and remove a piece of tissue paper) . . . a piece of TISSUE PAPER! After the laugh, reach in with your empty hand and pull out a decorative rigid gift box with a ribbon tied around it. Show it all around, top and bottom, close-up etc.
Return to the spectator holding the ring under the handkerchief. Count One! Two! Three! Whisk the cloth away. Pretend to follow the invisible ring through the air, but it doesn’t land on their finger. It must have vaporized! But don’t fear, I have a gift for you! Untie the ribbon on the box and remove the lid. Inside there is a SECOND box. Remove it, untie the ribbon and remove the lid. Inside is a THIRD box with a ribbon tied around it. Inside the third box is a gold bag sealed with a rubber band. Have the spectator open the bag. Inside the gold bag is a purple bag sealed with a rubber band. The spectator opens the second bag and inside the purple bag is a red bag. Inside the sealed red bag is the spectators borrowed finger ring! A true miracle crediting you with great skill and prestidigitation! (But super easy to do!)
The loading of the ring literally takes a split second. The outer box has been deviously gaffed. Once the ring is loaded, the outer box is completely sealed and the box can be shown on all sides including top and bottom, right up to the spectator’s noses. They will see nothing. You receive three high-end rigid cardboard gift boxes, three decorative bags, a ring vanishing hanky, gimmick, a supply of rubber bands, tissue paper, full instructions and suggested routine. No gift bag supplied. Use any gift bag, paper bag or department store bag. You can also use the nested bags in your close up routine without the boxes! All the details have been worked out for you allowing you to totally concentrate on presentation. I guarantee this is a routine you will use and never leave out of your shows!