Effect: A participant is selected from the audience, brought on stage (young or old), and you explain that you want them to ‘stand right here on the [invisible] trap door’. Pausing for a moment, you then say wait, actually, I just bought a trap door online and have it with me. A postal box is brought out, you open the box and pull out a tightly rolled trap door. Upon letting it unroll with a hard snap the audience see’s a blank backside. You turn it around and there is a graphic of a trap door with footprints on it. You then explain that it really is a trap door. Folding it in half you reach in and begin to pull out a variety of items, which could include:
Silks, Cards, a Dove, Spring Flowers, Candy, a Can of Soda, a Rubber Chicken, Rocky The Raccoon, a Birthday Present, a shoe or just about anything you want that will fit inside the box.
Finally a shoe is pulled out and you tell the participant that must be all that was left of the last person who stood on the trap door. At this point the trap door is placed on the floor and the participant is asked to stand on it as you lead into why you got them on stage in the first place.
This is a fantastic filler spot to transition between tricks and is also perfect for M.C.’s, Clowns, Jugglers, and more. Super easy to do… if you can tie your shoes you can do this trick.
We offer two variations of Trap Door, a generic, which says “Caution Trap Door” or a personalized version. Our most popular version is customized with your name so that you can tell your audience, “I just got online and ordered a trap door.” As you show it instead of the word Caution it says your name so that it reads: ______ ______’s Trap Door. We can also work the wording any any way you’d like (e.g, Caution Your Name, Trap Door Your Name, etc.). Just tell us in the order info.
The Trap Door is also available in ANY LANGUAGE. If your name is long we can even do two lines of text.