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Paper folding, paper tearing and tricks with paper money are at the heart of this section. I am fascinated by paper. I consider it one of the most important inventions. You might not see it that way, but paper is a hightech product. Paper machines are pretty much the largest and most complicated manufacturing installations in use by humankind. Paper comes in all shapes and sizes and is ideal for customization with a slogan for your next corporate gig or a personal message. Vanishing a dollar bill or changing it into a hundred dollar bill will always garner respect and admiration. It is human nature.

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(Benny) Ben Harris
Alida: Little Winged One by (Benny) Ben Harris
"A cool and animated levitation of a card or dollar bill... EASY TO MAKE!"
My goodness, this little effect created a shit-storm when it was released in 2000! I don't think the attacks had been so brutal since Cosmosis (in the mid 1980s). Anyway, this simple and effective idea was loved by some (see, for example, Richard Kaufman in Genii Magazine), and hated by others (see, for example, Michael Close in Magic Magazine). Ben relishes dividing opinion, and Alida certainly did that.

However, it was also a genuine stepping stone in the thought processes that would eventually lead to Enlightenment: The Ultimate Floating Card - which is way superior. So, controversial...

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(Benny) Ben Harris
Messing with NCR Paper by (Benny) Ben Harris

Magic and science mix to create amazing possibilities with this special paper!

NCR paper is the carbonless paper used to make up receipt and invoice books. It allows impressions to be made on several sheets without the use of carbon paper. And, just like the chemically reactive magic that people have created with ATM paper and Frixion pens, NCR paper also has potential for magical use.

The author established it's use back in 1989 with an excited fax to Jeff Busby. (This document is included from the Harris archives.)

Ben then teaches two routines with the special paper. The first involves...

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Adolfo Cerceda & William King
Folding Money plus Make Money Selling Money by Adolfo Cerceda & William King

Money always fascinates in magic. Learn quickly how to make dozens of objects from a dollar bill. Also how to sell such material. Profusely illustrated.

  • About The Author
  • How To Make A Square From A Bill
  • The Picture Frame
  • The Bow Tie
  • How To Make The Finger Ring
  • The Box
  • The Flapping Bird
  • Frame With Doors
  • The Peacock
  • The Frog
  • Santa's Boot
  • Making Money Selling Money
  • The Ad Campaign
  • To The Reader
  • A List Of Paper Folding Books
1st edition 1963, 46 pages; PDF 52 pages.
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Alan Rorrison
Misleading Mislead by Alan Rorrison

The best pen through bill routine you will find!
(If you are interested only in the first penetration phase you can also buy it separately with Real Pen-Etration for much less. You might also want to check out the same effect achieved with different sleights: Driven by Cameron Francis.)

In late 2003 / early 2004 Misleading Mislead stormed into the magic community and quickly gained its self critical acclaim. However the full routine had been trimmed down from a two phase routine to a one phase trick by the company who produced it. Alan was very unhappy about this as all the hard work and tested moves that took...

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Alan Rorrison
Evolution by Alan Rorrison

An offbeat effect, the head of a stick man that's drawn on a signed business card moves across the paper to another location. Effects where a drawing changes are always crowd pleasers. This one requires a flame from a cigarette lighter.

The principle, which was entirely new to me, is ingenious and allows you to create all kinds of variations. The underlying principle essentially allows you to vanish a drawing or piece of drawing at will. You can even draw in several colors. I already have a few ideas that I will explore. You will need an item that is readily available in any stationary shop...

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Alan Rorrison
Real Pen-Etration by Alan Rorrison

Borrow a bill, borrow a pen, fold the bill in half and shove the pen right through the center of the bill and all the way through. Miraculously the bill, after folded open is completely unharmed. No hole can be found.

  • No gimmicks of any kind
  • Everything is borrowed and everything can be returned right after
  • Completely impromptu
  • Extremely visual
This is identical to the first phase of Misleading Mislead. If you want to buy only this first most visual phase then Real Pen-Etration is the right product for you. Otherwise get Misleading Mislead.
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Alan Rorrison
Instant Lotto by Alan Rorrison
"I could spend a lotto time pounding out the puns but I won't. Look at that visual, pure magic. Add to cart." - Ben Williams

"The thing I love about Instant Lotto is how visual it is. If you could instantly cash in one of those scratch cards by magic, this is exactly how it would look. Just buy it!" - Dee Christopher

"Instant Lotto is an incredible piece of magic that in real life looks like CGI. Alan has used his experience once again to create one of the most stunning and simple pieces of magic with an everyday object." - Mathew Parrot

"It looks fantastic and made my eyes pop! Very nice Mr Rorrison."...

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Antonio Romero
The Torn and Restored Newspaper by Antonio Romero

This routine incorporates a system that conceals the torn pieces automatically, eliminating all angle problems. This means it can be performed surrounded, and that makes it truly practical and easy to perform.

The download video contains over 60 minutes of detailed instructions with all the secrets of this wonderful routine that has made its way into the repertoires of many professionals.

It was created by Antonio Romero in 1983 and first published in his book La Magia de Antonio Romero in 1992.

This video has an English voice over by Rafael Benatar.

★★★★★ $25
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Arthur Setterington
Bottled Bill by Arthur Setterington

A borrowed and signed bill vanishes from a spectator's hands and it is found in a bottle with a screw cap, that was inside a sealed envelope.

An Arthur Setterington original that's a sensation ... clean, easy, visual magic that has impact.

The magician draws attention to a stapled envelope hanging from two clips in a nicely lacquered wood and metal skeleton frame, in complete isolation. He requests the loan of a bill a $1, $5, $10, $100 - a £1, £5, £50 - it doesn't make any difference. A spectator is asked to note the number on the bill or he can place any identifying mark he wishes...

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Bao Ninh
Fast Change by Bao Ninh

Please note that this video is in Vietnamese with English subtitles.

Change a playing card into a bill, or a bill into another bill.

"Fast change is visual, easy to do and fun to perform. All the ingredients for a great effect." - Shaun Dunn

"Looks really good." - Rick Lax

1st edition 2016, length 21 min.

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Bao Ninh
N-Change by Bao Ninh

Please note that this video is in Vietnamese with English subtitles.

Borrow a bill and change it to another bill. You instantly hand out the bill for examination. Bills need to be the same size.

1st edition 2016, length 10 min.

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Bao Ninh
Rich by Bao Ninh

Please note that this video is in Vietnamese with English interpretation.

Instantly change a stack of paper money into a stack of different bills. The gimmick can be made for any paper money.

1st edition 2018, length 21 min

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bboymagic
Zo-Change by bboymagic

Please note that this video is in Vietnamese, but the instructions to make the gimmick, and how to use it is perfectly understandable from the visual information alone.

Change a bill into a card. Easy gimmick. Easy to perform.

Obviously you need to use paper money that is compatible with the width of the cards you are using. Often bills can be trimmed slightly if they are too wide.

1st edition 2018, length 7 min 32 s

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Billy West
Capers with Papers by Billy West

Something different for your magic show! A paper tearing routine with patter in rhyme. Very easy to do. You will have an original act in your program.

A paper-tearing routine makes an entertaining contrast in a magical act, especially when the program is lengthy as in the case of many programs for children. The following paper tears are not offered as original material. The routine and Patter-to-Rhyme is. The paper tears are well known and many performers may be already acquainted with them, but for the benefit of those who are not, the manuscript offers simple directions and suggestions...

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Brick Tilley
Impossible by Brick Tilley

A display of unique skill.

A spectator signs a piece of newspaper. Another spectator selects a number between 1 and 32. The performer tears the newspaper into 32 pieces, counts down to the second spectators number. This scrap of paper bears the first spectator's signature.

1st edition 2016, 4 pages.

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Brick Tilley
The Origami Butterfly by Brick Tilley

Constructed from a dollar bill, the butterfly begins to move in a remarkable imitation of a living creature that even appears to fly. See video below. [Note that this ebook does not include how to fold the butterfly. The ebook teaches you how to animate it as seen in the video. The original description of the fold is in Folding Money Fooling by Robert E. Neale.]

1st edition 2017, 4 pages.

★★★★★ $10
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Brick Tilley
Bug House by Brick Tilley

A streamlined version of Ray Grismer's Shorty Routine.

1st edition 2017, 4 pages.

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Brick Tilley
Gypsy Switch by Brick Tilley

A shortened, up-to-date version of the 11 Dollar Bill Short Change routine. As a finish, the bills are sealed in an envelope. Upon opening, the envelope is found to contain pieces of newspaper. Here is a demo of the count only:

1st edition 2019, PDF 4 pages + 2 videos

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Brick Tilley
Instant Camera by Brick Tilley

A delightful give-away consisting of a hand made paper camera that appears to develop a pencil sketch of the photographed subject or a selected card. Easy to construct from stiff paper or cardboard.

1st edition 2019, PDF 4 pages, video 1 min 20 sec.

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Brick Tilley
How Time Flies by Brick Tilley

A dollar bill to impossible location effect that incorporates the timeless Buddha Money Papers. The noted bill vanishes from the papers only to reappear inside a pocket watch case that has been in full view the entire time.

Included here possibly for the first time is the fool-proof method for preparing two bills so that they bear the same serial numbers. This is not the inferior dodge of erasing the last digits on the bill. These bills utilize the entire serial number.

1st edition 2021, PDF 4 pages, video 1 min 12 s.

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Cameron Francis
Driven by Cameron Francis

Impromptu Pen Through Bill (compare to Misleading Mislead or Real Pen-Etration by Alan Rorrison)


"Cracking direct approach to the routine. Almost as good as mine....Ok, it IS as good as mine!" -- Alan Rorrison, creator of Misleading Misled

"Highly recommended!" -- Jeff Pierce

"...absolutely brilliant! Looks fantastic and totally clean." -- Chris Congreave

"I've worked on countless versions of the Pencil Thru Bill plot over the past 20 years and I can honestly say that Cameron's is the very best!" -- Iain Moran

"I have a few versions of pen thru bill both gimmicked and ungimmicked, this is one of the cleanest impromptu...

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Cameron Francis
Cheque This! A mini act that fits in your pocket by Cameron Francis
"Great trick!" - John Guastaferro

"Want a mini act in your pocket? Look no further! Pure, unadulterated Francis!" - Dave Forrest

"This is a fantastic and self-contained routine with a BORROWED bill, the ending caught me! I never saw it coming!" - Gary Jones

An incredible mini-act that fits in your pocket. Four phases of knock-out magic that you can do anytime, anywhere!

Phase 1
A five dollar bill is borrowed and signed. The magician claims he will make the bill vanish. He then says he might not be able to bring the bill back and in that case, would the spectator accept a cheque? At this...

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Chris Webb
Flash: paper to money by Chris Webb

Flash by Chris Webb is a visual bill change; it's 100% self-contained and easy to do.

You show a blank piece of paper and, in a flash, it changes right in front of your eyes into real money, a lottery ticket or anything else you want to make your gimmick turn into!

Once your gimmick is set-up then you are good to go. Flash is extremely simple and effective. A gimmick is very easy to make yourself. Chris Webb shares the detail of how to make your gimmick in this video. This download video also includes a method where you can hand everything out to a spectator for examination at the end of...

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Chris Webb & Titanas
The Return of the Big Flap by Chris Webb & Titanas

Imagine you show any bill or banknote of any value and a playing card which is chosen and marked. In full view with no switches instantly the card changes into the bill and the bill into the card. Give the signed card out as a souvenir!

The strength of this effect is in its visual impact. The transformation happens right in front of your eyes.

On this action packed video you will learn to perform this miracle with ease and yet still have a visual killer. Packed with extra handlings, 3 routines and loads of moves so you can create your own routine.

Performance of "Money Transpo"

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Daniel Garcia
Greed by Daniel Garcia

"The most visual bill change I have ever seen!" - Bob Kohler

The original extremely visual bill change that causes a $1 bill to visibly change four times while just waving your hand in front of it! Imagine a $1 bill changing to a $5 bill...Then with a second wave it changes to a $10 bill... then to a $20 bill! A great effect already but... one final wave changes the $20 bill to a 50 cent piece!

Suitable for restaurant work and cabaret.

1st edition 2003; 10 pages.

★★★★ $15
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Dave Arch
Paper Paradox by Dave Arch

Have you ever seen the paper puzzle where you try and find a hidden message or picture without tearing or ripping the folded paper? If not, you can see it here:

You'll be taken step-by-step in this instructional video as you learn to make The Paper Paradox (without any complicated origami folds) for your own fun (and/or marketing). You'll also receive an MSWord template for customizing to your own message (download from the digital shelf). Prospects sure keep this puzzle longer and show it to more people than any business card.

1st edition 2018, length 6 min 30 s.

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Dave Arch
Paper Folding Formula by Dave Arch

Although this principle has been used to create multiple routines, the formula for creating those routines has not been widely revealed. In its generic form, a piece of paper with multiple pictures, letters, numbers, or words is folded in half multiple times widthwise or lengthwise as determined by the volunteer. After the spectator cuts around the perimeter of the folded packet to form a stack of individual squares, some will be face up in the stack and some face down. As unbelievable as it seems, due to the formula, the magician has complete control over which pieces end up in the face up...

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Dave Arch
The Scissors Race by Dave Arch

A little friendly competition between audience members might be just what's needed to add a piece of variety to your show. As two contestants compete in a paper cutting race, the magic starts to happen. Both the contestants and the audience are surprised by the unexpected outcome. Ultimately it ends in a tie. Truly there must be magic in the air.

In addition . . . Dave has added as a bonus another non-magical competition that he used for over a decade to decide who would be given his Giant Balloon Reindeer.

1st edition 2019, 2 pages.

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Devin Knight
Around the Square by Devin Knight

A new and novel paper effect! Do not confuse this with the old Squircle effect. Although similar, this is a greatly improved version. A double sheet of newspaper is shown on both sides. It is folded into quarters and a small 2" square is cut from a folded corner. (In the original Squircle, a double sheet of newspaper is folded in half and a semicircle is cut out.) The 2" square is unfolded showing it is actually a 4" inch square.

The double sheet of newspaper is partly unfolded. Instead of the expected rectangular shape, the audience sees a semicircle! (You cannot do this with the old Squircle.)...

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Devin Knight
Repeat Bill in Lemon Effect (Version 1) by Devin Knight
"REPEAT BILL IN LEMON is simply PURE SIMPLE GENIUS and to think that 2 years ago I invested $250 dollars in Doug Malloy's THE LEMON GAME. I paid less than $10 for Devin's method and I can do it twice!" - Carl de Rome, Norway
Here is something that Devin Knight kept under wraps for more than 25 years. Imagine doing the bill in lemon with a borrowed bill and immediately repeating it with two lemons that have been in full view on the table at all times. The lemons are NOT concealed in a bag. Both lemons can be examined before the effect begins and there is NO SWITCHING of the lemons. No fancy...
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Devin Knight
Paper Folding Stories for Magicians by Devin Knight

Clever paper-folding stories have always been popular with magicians. Such well-known magicians as Gene Anderson, Jay Marshall, Karrell Fox, Tommy Windsor and others have all featured paper-folding stories in their acts.

Devin Knight has always loved clever paper-folding effects. In this ebook, he has compiled four of his favorite paper-folding effects. He learned all four of these when he was a child and has used them for his entire performing career.

"Even though I'm a mentalist, I am a sucker for origami and puzzle effects. Devin has compiled a great collection of storytelling magic, using nothing more than...
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Devin Knight
Hat-A-Rama by Devin Knight

Is it a toilet plunger, a vase, a Beanie cap, or a Safari Hat? It's Hat-A-Rama! It's an updated comical blend of Trouble-Wit and Chapeaugraphy that is destined to become an instant kid show classic. It's a must if you work for children. This effect normally sells for $40 from magic dealers. Devin shows you how to make it up for a fraction of that, and easily make replacements when the effect wears out.

Bring a child up to help and say, "We need a special hat and a magic wand". From then on it's NON-STOP laughter. Magician brings out what appears to be a toilet plunger and places it on the...

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Devin Knight
U.F. Grant's Impossible Bill in Lemon by Devin Knight

An impossible bill to lemon that will leave your audience and many magicians wondering how such a thing is possible. That's because it is another lost secret from the mind of U. F. Grant. Read every word, the description is 100% true and sounds impossible. The performer asks to borrow a dollar bill from anyone. This person is not a stooge and the bill has not been planted in the audience as a preshow bit. Any bill, from any person, plain and simple. BEFORE the performer touches the bill, he has the spectator write down the serial number for later verification. The performer still does not touch the bill,...

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Devin Knight
Life Savers and Dollar Bill Mystery by Devin Knight

If you like the effect of bill in lemon, but not all the mess it creates, then this is for you. It's a borrowed bill to impossible place, with the spectator given multiple choices.

Five sealed rolls of Lifesavers are placed in a candy dish and left in full view of the audience at all times. A dollar bill is then borrowed from any spectator who reads off the serial number of the bill while the performer writes it in full view of the audience on a whiteboard. Whiteboard with the serial number is left in full view so that all may see it at all times. No miscalling of numbers here, as the spectator...

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Devin Knight & Sid Lorraine
Paper Folding Giveaways For Magicians by Devin Knight & Sid Lorraine

Sid Lorraine was a master at creating these giveaways. These all involve a picture or words that change to a different picture or words as you fold the paper. Each paper fold has an amusing and novel story. At the end, you leave the paper with the spectator with a plug for your magic show. Your name, website and phone number is rubberstamped on the back. These were originally released through the Abbott Magic Company back in the 50s. Devin Knight has received permission to release these again to the magic world and introduce a new generation of magicians to the genius of Sid Lorraine.

Inside...

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Devin Knight & Sid Lorraine
Peking Revelation by Devin Knight & Sid Lorraine

Amaze your audiences with this novel effect of revealing five selected cards from a single piece of paper with Chinese writing. Must be seen to be believed.

The late Sid Lorraine designed several novel paper folding tricks. These papers were folded to reveal various pictures or messages. Most of these were released in the mid-50s. By far, the best was called Chinese Folder. This item has been long forgotten and was discontinued by the Abbott Magic Company more than thirty years ago. Devin Knight has received permission from the company to release this item again and updated the presentation...

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Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant
Foolzum Newspaper Tear Revisited by Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant

A full size sheet of newspaper is handed for examination; both the magician and a spectator sign their names on the front of the newspaper. Without adding anything, the newspaper is openly and deliberately torn-up with the audience plainly seeing the signatures being torn.

After the newspaper is torn into small pieces, the magician blows on the pieces. The rough edges of the paper are seen to get smooth, and upon opening the newspaper out, it is restored. But wait, only half the paper is there. The other half falls to the floor.

The audience thinks they are the torn pieces. The packet...

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Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant
Improved Devil's Newspaper by Devin Knight & Ulysses Frederick Grant

With this novel production, you can pick up a newspaper lying flat on a table and produce a large load of solid items, even a dove, without body loads.

Many club performers would like to do a large production, but are reluctant to carry the large apparatus usually necessary for such a production. The Devil’s Newspaper is the answer to this problem. Although this item packs flat in your case, it none the less, holds a large load.

This is real appealing magic as a double-sheet of newspaper is seen flat on your table. It is picked up and shown in a slow and deliberate manner. Yet, when...

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Dick Turpin & Alan Shaxon & Ken de Courcy
Tearing Them Up by Dick Turpin & Alan Shaxon & Ken de Courcy

There can be no doubt about it, the "Torn and Restored Newspaper" is one of our modern classics. Many excellent versions have been published and marketed by dealers over the years. In the pages of this manuscript, we are pleased to present two excellent variations, Dick Turpin's "Torn and Restored Newspaper" and "Tearing Up the News" by Alan Shaxon, both first-class methods. Both versions are very easy to prepare and to perform. Additionally, we have included Ken de Courcy's patter presentation for the Dick Turpin routine, which of course, can be used for either variation. Ken’s patter is...

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Ductam Nguyen
4 Change by Ductam Nguyen

Please note that this video is in Vietnamese. However, even without understanding Vietnamese one can follow the visual explanation to construct the gimmick.

Paper money changes 4 times.

1st edition 2016, length 18 min.

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Edwin Hooper & Ian Adair
The Bank Note in Lemon Trick Plus by Edwin Hooper & Ian Adair

A borrowed bank note, of any denomination, is marked with the initials of the owner, and wrapped in a handkerchief. A borrowed and examined lemon is placed under a tumbler. The bank note is commanded to leave the handkerchief, and is found inside the lemon.

1st edition 1983, 8 pages; 1st digital edition 2018, 7 pages.

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Eric Hawkesworth
The Legend of the Willow Pattern by Eric Hawkesworth

This charming act tells the story of the Willow Pattern plate design and the performer first shows how two sheets of ordinary newspaper have been glued together and pleated to make the basic paper fold. A variety of different figures is then produced by fanning, folding and twisting the pleated paper strip to illustrate the story of the Willow Pattern legend; they include a giant fan, double fan, bridge, pagoda door, sun, boat of dreams and twin stars. With a little practice, each figure flows into the next with almost magical effect and the complete routine is a good example of stage origami. ...

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