50 entries in Paper / Animation
Creators Title Comments & References Source Page Categories
Unknown The Dancing Sailor cardboard head danced between legs, thread Modern Magic 323
Unknown Die dressierte Spinne fly stuck to bottom of paper spider, spider moves around, gag, also with other paper figures Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 2) 28
Unknown Die nach dem Takte der Musik tanzenden Pappfiguren paper figures dance, thread across stage Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 2) 28
Unknown Indische Gaukelei tissue paper crumpled into a ball, clings to hand or finger or floats for a moment, thread from head to wax ball which is attached to a chair Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 3) 41
Antonio Molini Der kleine Springinsfeld paper figure on cork on card on top of full glass, suddenly jumps up Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 7) 109
Unknown Der schwimmende Papierfisch No. 2, paper fish moves forward on water, oil Der Amateurzauberer 157
Unknown Das geheimnisvolle Papierfähnchen No. 12, piece of paper with grain and apple moves by itself, experiment Der Amateurzauberer 162
Unknown Shark in the Fish-pond non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 291
Unknown Perpetual Motion non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 299
Alphonse Wunnenburger Eine elektrische Spielerei paper sticks to hand Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 3) 45
Unknown Just a Cigarette Paper cigarette paper balanced on hat, nose and sleeve, with Cinquevalli anecdote The Magic Annual for 1937 17
Unknown The Three Cigarette Papers paper with dead name moves by itself Greater Magic 832
Unknown The Butterfly on the Shoe butterfly from paper flaps its wings Greater Magic 832
Ralph W. Read Static paper sticks to things, apparent magnetism The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 118) 694
Tom Sellers The Shooting Pellet signed paper jumps from tin Condensed Conjuring 2
U. F. Grant Ghost living and dead people's names written on slips, slip with dead person jumps in the air The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 27) 114
Unknown Lemon Bug napkin moves eerie over tableAlso published here Over the Coffee Cups 18
Unknown Rising Cigar Wrapper Over the Coffee Cups 19
Unknown Jumping Cigar Band from finger to finger Over the Coffee Cups 20
Al Baker Magnetisn't with animation The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 438
Bill Nord Ex-straw-dinary paper from a straw twists like a snake when water is dropped on it, then when touched with a cigarette it vanishes The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 234) 937
Morty Rudnick Hair, There and Everywhere imaginary invisible thread is used to animate various thingsVariations Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 294
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The Butterfly Trick tissue paper is torn and pieces placed in small chest, then paper butterflies fly through the air and back into the chest, with a fan The Oriental Magic of the Bambergs 55
Patrick Page The Revolving Snake - How to Make a Fascinating Novelty
Paper snake on wire is put on lamp and starts to spin as long as the lamp is alight
Tricks with Paper 9
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
Karl Fulves The Dead Awake billet with dead person moves The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 7) 962
Martin Gardner He Does Tricks presentation for TipperInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 7) 962
Jack Bridwell PSI-Q lead of pencil in crumpled paper, named number appears, paper moves The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 160) 798
Karl Fulves, Martin Gardner Psychic Motors "Curiosities"
piece of paper spins on the tip of a needle
- Martin Gardner's Method (Scientific American, April 1975)
- Streamlined Psychic
- Stop/Reverse
The Chronicles (Issue 11) 1168
Unknown The Twirling Cigarette Paper spins on tip of finger, physics Elastrix 38
Karrell Fox King "Toots" Tablet scribblings on cardboard visible move to name or selected card Another Book 275
Karl Fulves, Thomas Kovachevich, Martin Gardner, Jerry Andrus The Real Thing small paper parts come to life above hot water source, various ideas, see also p. 236 Interlocutor (Issue 43) 169
Karl Fulves More Real more ideas with the paper animation idea, flash paper application, fortune telling fish Interlocutor (Issue 43) 170
Karl Fulves Stop & Go No. 11, paper card with holes slides down a string and stops on command The Children's Magic Kit 11
Unknown The Psychic Motor No. 46, piece of paper on a pin sticks in a cork, starts to turn by itself Self-Working Table Magic 56
Mike Yin Diviner part of a paper is ton away, rest can bend up as a dowsing device Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 7) 125
Paul Harris Fan Dance spectator's initials on small piece of cardboard, it moves up and down a fan and vanishes, initials appear on selection Close-up Seductions 50
Unknown Living Doll No. 28, paper figures move on cloth that is over hot steam Self-Working Paper Magic 53
Jerry Andrus Moving Writing cut-out paper letters are filmed, they move around and end up in perfect configuration Self-Working Paper Magic 54
Eric Kenneway Hungry Dog No. 38, design folded from square stands up Self-Working Paper Magic 67
Karl Fulves The Educated Rabbit No. 43, paper rabbit on glass flaps ears to answer questions Self-Working Paper Magic 78
Gordon Jeppesen Turning Point paper tube is balanced on two glasses, one glass moves away then, paper tube turns to audience The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 1) 7
Karl Norman The Polish Rocket tissue paper starts to lifts off into the air when lighted, gag 40 Years at the Forks 71
Karl Fulves Snake On A Tape "Unsolved Mysteries"
calculator with paper tape, it comes out straight up and has a snake printed on it, posed as a problem
The Fine Print (Issue 4) 77
R. Paul Wilson The Camel's Back standing paper falls by itself, three phases, with straw in which air is apparently stored Omerta 12
Al Baker Magnetisn't billet with special name on it moves, air through tubing in sleeve The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 562
Karl Fulves Drawing Straws straw wrapping paper moves away and towards straw, static electricity Prolix (Issue 6) 368
Karl Fulves Zombie For Kids rolled up paper napkin clings to hand Prolix (Issue 8) 550
Tom Stone, Stewart James DacheBox various unfinished ideas for Stewart James' Sefalaljia
- Silks from Another Century
- Wired (featuring idea for Ted Lesley's "Mind Bender")
- Ceiling Thoughts
- Shivers
- Vanishing Sefalaljia
Maelstrom 29
John Carney Creepy Crawly Creature napkin moves eerie over tableAlso published here Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy 32