Wizardry (ORIGINAL TROOPS OWN)
1. Magician/Wizard: Choose a magician or wizard to learn more about. Find out when they practiced magic and a trick they performed OR try to replicate a spell by using a wand and using the same motions and words. Use the Spells and potions booklet for ideas.
2. Optical Illusions: An illusion creates images false perception that there is something actually there or not there. Try making invisible ink by using lemon juice and paper. You will need at q-tip, lemon juice, paper, and a light bulb. Write a message on the paper with the q-tip. After it dries hold it up to a light bulb and it will reveal the message you wrote.
3. It's Magic: Attend a wizardy event or create a fun event with your friends. Christmas kit for more info
4. Science: Many magicians use science as a way to present tricks or teach about science. Try an experiment OR science activity that feels or seems like magic. Examples include: Experimenting with static electricity. You will an inflated balloon and pieces of paper cut in squares. Rub the balloon against your hair to create the static electricity and place it over the paper. How many pieces of paper did you pick up?
eggs that float, candy flashes, colorful raindrops, create slime, and other fun experiments. Use the Spells and potions booklet for ideas.
5. Potions: Through the creation of books and movies, potions have been used to put people to sleep, assist them to fly, or become invisible. Create a fizzy explosion OR your own potion. Use baking soda and vinegar to create a bubbly effect in a container. You will need baking soda, vinegar, spoon and a cup. Using the spoon measure out one teaspoon of baking soda. Fill the cup 2/3 full of vinegar. Place the baking soda on the spoon and pour it in the cup. Wait for the fizz explosion. OR Create your own pretend potion in a container, label it, list the ingredients, and determine what it affect it will have on the person that drinks it. List your ingredients uniquely such as grape soda is purple toad juice. Examples of potions: Water and blue drink, (invisibility), fruit punch, gummy worms and lemonade (shape shifter) potion. Use the Spells and potions booklet for more info. Herb kit for more potions.
6. Magical items: Over the years magical items have assisted magicians, sorcerers, witches, and wizards in completing spells or transforming things. Choose one item and learn what it was used for. Such as brooms, unique jewelry, wands, spell books, mirrors, clothing, boxes, stones, hats, and quills. View the treasure kit for more info.
7. Magical Creatures: Spectacular creatures in the magical world can assist in flying, protecting, and healing. Choose one to learn more about and what it looks like: Unicorns, fairy godmother, dragons, mermaids, owls, cats, fairies, nymphs, and elves. View the magical creatures kit to learn more. Forestry kit for animals and habitats.
8. Magical Places: Locations around the world are sometimes considered magical or give good luck to those that visit and perform certain tasks. Some are magical due to historical reasons and some are from myths. Learn more about a magical place, hut, or shop OR design your own magical shop OR place. Examples of magical places: Wand shops, cauldron shop, potion shop, books, clothing, bank, restaurant, or pet shop. View the places kit to learn more.
9. Books: Read a book relating to story about magic or a magical character OR learn more about the magical world by reading or completing a magical booklet. Refer to our astronomy book for more info.
10. Food: Create or enjoy food representing a magical theme OR create your own candy shop OR melt chocolate and pour into molds. Examples include: cupcakes with cones on top (represent wizard hats), chocolate frogs, magic wands, (chocolate dipped pretzel rods with sprinkles), potion punch, jelly beans, magic beans, cookies, and a pasta or stew served in a cauldron. View the sweet treat kit for assistance.
11. Games: Play games or create activities representing a magical theme. Examples include: Wizard hat pass, similar to hot potato; charades; blindfolded taste test; hide dragon eggs; mazes on paper or an obstacle course; water balloon battle, board games, OR a scavenger hunt of magical related items.
12. Displays and Costumes: Create decorations, accessories, costumes, beauty concoctions, OR a display fit for a magical event or theme. Examples include: cauldrons, stars, banner or decorations for an event, brooms, wands, princess or wizard costumes; or yule ball hair accessory. Refer to our spa kit for more info
Christmas kit for more info
13. Crafts: Complete a craft that represents the magic world or character. Examples: Create tiaras, wizard hats, wands, shields, potion book, castle from a large cardboard box, spider webs, potion containers, or flower wreath. Wizard scrapbook kits
View the art kit for more info.
14. Quests: Learn about different magical transportation items that wizards use by reading a book, watching a movie or show OR take a real or pretend train ride on a quest of your own OR Use a map or scavenger hunt list and go on a quest. Make it interesting and hunt through a maze, park, campground or backyard. View the quest kit for more info
15. Herbs: Create a plant or flower from using a seed or identify different herbs or plants by their appearance. Herb kit for herb cards and more info.
16. Special Effects: Magicians use music, comedy, animals, and stories to build up the suspense and drama for the finalization of the trick. Movies use graphic art and 3-D effects to make the scenes come alive. See a 3-D movie or a movie with CG [computer graphics], learn more about computer graphics, learn about movie make-up, create your own graphic image of a magical item, watch a magic show OR go behind the scenes of a movie or media facility.