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    • sethsgran
    • By sethsgran 4th Dec 17, 10:26 PM
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    Magic Sets
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    • 4th Dec 17, 10:26 PM
    Magic Sets 4th Dec 17 at 10:26 PM
    Hi. Long time since I've been on here. One of our precious grandchildren is having a tough time at the moment. His mum and dad are wonderful and constantly try find ways to boost his self esteem. He has just discovered that he is good at modelling balloons and can't get enough of it, " I'm actually good at this" So santa will be bringing a supply of modelling balloons. I've also suggested a magic set and my daughter agrees that he would love this. Does anyone have any suggestions of a good set. He's not quite 8 but when he is interested he works hard at perfecting new skills. Any help would be so appreciated.
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    • murie
    • By murie 5th Dec 17, 9:33 PM
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    Marvins Magic is a good entry level brand(there are lots of different ones) that can produce very professional result - the card tricks are particularly impressive even for younger children (and I include my 55 yr old DH in this bracket lol).
    Hope your grandson can smile again soon xx
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    • sethsgran
    • By sethsgran 5th Dec 17, 11:33 PM
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    Thank you so much. And thank you for your kindness. He is adored by a large extended family and I'm sure that with that amount of love he will get there.
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    • crystal_fire
    • By crystal_fire 10th Dec 17, 6:59 PM
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    Have you tried The Works for the balloon modelling possibly magic tricks too, they have a 2 for 10 offer going on at the minute and I'm sure I saw balloon modelling in there! x
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    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 10th Dec 17, 9:13 PM
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    • 10th Dec 17, 9:13 PM
    I've watched Mark Shortland several times on cruise ships and he is excellent.
    He has more than once run classes and sold individual tricks and I remember an 8 year old doing several of these at the passenger show.
    I haven't found anything online by him except something incredible expensive! I wonder if a look on his facebook page would show something useful for you. (Don't personally do facebook.........)

    Had a look at a couple of magic trick sites- oh dear, dear, nothing that cheap!
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