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Reference Guide to

Sponge Ball Routines

Sponge Bunnies

Compiled by Doug A

Updated 08 May 2007: Willane's Complete Method for Miracles; Patrick G. Redford's Diapason; added Cody Fisher's My Bunny Daryl and Twinkle Twinkle; Troy Hooser's Total Desctruction DVD

The following is a partial list of books, videos/DVDs, and products for Sponge Ball routines.

Please note that these items are not for sale from this website. Prices are estimates and not current. Some items may no longer be available. 

Sponge ball routines hold appeal because they usually involve the spectator and include "magic in the hands". Even though sponges compress quite well, their size still surprises. They are also inexpensive, and pack small. Some inexpensive books are by Walsh, Frances Marshall (Magic Inc.), and the New Magic Library, and Jon Jenson's Professional Sponge Magic. Michael Ammar has a new video (and DVD!) on beginning magic that includes sponge ball material.

Note: Benson Bowl and Cup routines using sponges are not included here. Please refer to the Cups & Balls reference page.


Ammar, Michael: Encore III. Excellent close up, including Roger Klause's bill switch and Sponge Ball up the Sleeve. Also effects by Michael Ammar, Horace Bennet, Mike Gallo, and more. Ammar Magic.

Anderson, George B.: Magic Digest. Contains a good sponge ball routine.

Benhke, Leo: New Magic Library #9, Sponge Balls. $4

Bennet, Horace: On Your Feet. 8 routines including sponge balls, matrix, ring on wand.

Blake, George: Master Magic. Hades Publication. 21 effects with cards, ring and rope, cigarette papers, silks, keys, torn & restored paper, monkey bar, paper folding, sponges, straws, and so forth. $12 Denny & Lee's

Brahams, Anthony: Karl Norman: Forty Years at the Forks (see also Karl Norman's Here's How, below). Think Of A Card Part One and Part Two, Pass Finesse, Spring Fever, Photo Parade, Card on Ceiling, Key Card Routines, Follow-Up Routine, The Coin Collection, Follow Up to Coin Collection, Coin in Bottle, Coins and Silk and Ring and Wand, Bill in Cigarette, Impromptu Torn & Restored Cigarette, Color Changing Knives, Linking Pins, Matchboxes Routine, Multiplying Rabbits, Ring Flight, Ring & Rope Routine, Sucker Egg, Polish Rocket, Carnival Loop, and the Three Shell Game. 82pg Hardbound. $30

Carey, Chris: Do the Stuff That's You. Dove From Balloon, Gotcha Paper Tear, Kikuchi's Feather Rings, Confetti to Flower, Comedy Wand Launcher, Kleenex Trick, Growing Penny, Multiplying Pennies, Magic Penny Banner, See-Saw Suspension, Doorway Appearance, Skunk Production, Lighted Chandelier Production, Ropes Through Dad, Growing Sponge Ball, Warm Fuzzies, and more. $15. Lee Jacobs Productions

Collier, L.C.: Complete Two Ball Sponge Ball Routine...That Requires Three Balls. 2003, 9 pages. $5

Conn, Doug: Conn-juring. Includes: Flush Brush 2.1 (painting the Royal Flushes); After-Afterburn (flaming business card production); Joints (3 coin vanish/recovery); Coin Spectacle; Plausible Presentations essay; One (coin flurry); Rab-bit (sponge vanishes & reappears on spectator's shoulder); This Little Pinky (pinky count w/3 routines); Dante's Sandwich (cards); Elmsley's "Point of Departure" meets "The Mystery Card"; As the World (re)Turns; and On the Yates Divination. 42 pages, photo illustrated. Available in PDF or print. $20 Doug Conn

Darci, Steve: Master Routines. Includes Martian Sponge Balls and 3-D Sponge Bunny Magic amongst many others. Companion video available. $15.

DeMasi, Frank: My Way. Concise booklet of beginner magic. Includes: Misdirection, I had a Dream, Your Card, Oreo Card, FDU (Frank DeMasi Utility Move), My French Drop, Penny for Your Thoughts, Coin From a Dollar, The Silk Vanish, Multiplying Sponges, and Hopping Bands. $10

Dill, Dean: Intimate Miracles Book and Video. See Video section under Tim Trono for description.

Fajuri, Gabe: Sponge Ball Magic (FUN Inc.): Introduction to sponge magic written for amateur, with material for the pro. Fun, Inc.

Fedko, John: Magic Treasures: Compiled and Edited by Tom Clifford. 54 effects including: Coins, Cards, Silks, Sponge Balls, Rope, Wallets, Beads, Card Boxes, Flashlights, Chains, Envelopes, Matchboxes, Wands, Bills, Wooden Blocks, Spot Cards, Chop Cups, Cups and Balls and more. Effects for parlor, stage and close-up. $45.00

Fox, Karrel: Vita-Ball (from April 1995 Linking Ring). An ending for a sponge ball routine. A sponge placed in a handkerchief visibly grows after being sprinkled with "vitamin B-12".

Fulves, Karl: Best of Slydini and More. Magic with coins, cards, cigarettes, sponges, and more. Includes Gypsy Thread, liquid glass production, Slydini Switch. Two voulumes, one text and one of photographs. $65.00

Fulves, Karl: Magical World of Slydini. Linking Ring routine, coins thru table, Sliding Silver, Silk Knots, Houdini Silks, invisible pass, Slydini aces, Wild Card, sweet salt, sugar express, four sponge routine, cigarette restore, ring off string, torn and restored newspaper, Symphathetic Silks. $65.00

Garcia, Frank: Encyclopedia of Sponge Magic. Out of print and very hard to find!

Garcia, Frank: Frank Garcia on Sponge Balls. Frank's routines, the Magic Count, Krazee Sponges, Perfect Sponge Ball vanish, Beginner's routine, Color change routine, Square and Cube routine. $6 Denny & Lee's

Gardner, Martin: Martin Gardner Presents. Cards, matches, dice, coins, ropes, rings, paper folds, mental magic, sugar cubes, spongeballs, business cards, cigarettes, mathematics and much more. 230 Tricks. $50.00

Ginn, David: Colorful Magic. Rabbit production, Coke production, stage sponge ball routine, silk productions, 7 different dove productions, 4 television routines, a color changing rabbit, an illusion, and nearly two dozen tips, ideas and routines on certain tricks, plus much more in a square-back FULL COLOR cover. 10.00

Gross, Henry: Pure Magic. Has an excellent sponge routine and includes many other magic classics, including thimbles, billiard balls, coins, cards, and coins thru table. Out of print. 

Groves, David: Sponge Balls a Million. 14pg Spiral. Practical routine with strong ending. $15 Denny & Lee's

Hay, Henry: Learn Magic: Many basic effects: Sponge Balls, Afghan Bands, Escapes, and Basic Card Sleights. $7

Hayden, Allan: Haydenizms. Includes card routines (including Monte), ideas, and Gozinta! Sponges from an in-n-outer boxes routine. $10. Denny & Lee's

Jensen, Jon: Professional Sponge Ball Tricks Volume 1: First in a series of three books on sponge ball magic. Includes: Thumb Palm, Finger Palm, The Retention Vanish, The Bounce Vanish, Two For the Price of One, The Last Second Vanish, The Instantaneous Vanish, The Underhanded Vanish, The One Fisted Vanish, The O.K. Vanish, The Wrap Around Vanish, The Push and Take Vanish, The Roll Over Vanish, The Take Away Vanish, The Impossible Sponge Ball Vanish, The Atomic Ball, The Ten Count, Into the Spectator's Hand, 3-1=3 , A Hand Full of Sponges, and Ghost Ball $15

Jensen, Jon: Professional Sponge Ball Tricks Volume 2: 2nd in a three volume set. This volume covers mostly full routines with sponge balls. $15

Johnson, Roy, Second Time Around. 84pg Hardback. 16 Effects include Ostin-Tatious, Burst, Hypno-Hank, Duplicator Button, Flap Finesse, Spot, R. J. Sponge Ball Routine, Un-Worldly, Schumck Preduction, Telegram Surprise, Pop Goes The..., Spotted Can, On the Slate transposition, Ultimate Key, Suitcase Table, Jon's Gem. $15.00 Denny & Lee's

Kardyo, Tony: Close-Up Deceptions. 36pg. Includes Chinatown Coin, German Coin Box, Coin Box Routine Supreme, Ball and Tube, Magic Dust, Deceptions with Sponges, I'll Do It Again, Magician's Test, Pentro Hank Move, Pentro Exchange Supreme, Pentro Vanish Supreme, Pentro Coins Deception, Trans-Coin, One More Time, Screwy Cards, My Magic Cards, Color Change Supreme, Mental Effect with Cards, Probable Winner, You Buy the Drinks, and more. $5 Denny & Lee's

Kaufman, Richard: Lou Gallo: Underground Man. Effects with coins, cards, bills, sponge balls, bare-handed production of a beer bottle, and the Gallo Pitch. $35.00

King, Bob: Classic Stand Up Close Up. Coins, rope, string, rings, dice, sponges, etc. Dice Routine, On Again Off Again, Portable Holdout, Egg on My Face, Bold Faced Baldpate, Penrose Knot, Sponge Ball Opener, Way Ahead Coins to Glass, Repeat Coin in Bottle, Triple Threat, Making Waves, Split Thought. $12 Bob King Magic

Klause, Roger: In Concert. The Miser's Cornucopia; Smokeless; The Sponge & Sleeve; The $100.00 Bill Change; The Torn and Restored Bill; Even Money; Cheque; The Chimerical Bill; Billusion; The Operator; The Soft Double; Double Down; The Breakout Display; The No-Count Zarrow; Framed; Going South; Triple Play; The Bantam-Weight Card; Turnabout; The Chinese Quartete; Red and White; Through The Looking Glass; Ringmaster and more. $39.95

Lancaster, Lou: Tricks of the Trade Commercial Closeup Magic. Lancaster, Lou: Tricks of the Trade. Includes Vanishing Shot Glass (Squash), Purse Frame & Sponge Ball Routine, Color Changing Knives (2 knife routine), Coin Routine, Cap and Pence (Stack of Quarters,)  Coins thru Table, Coin Fold Vanish, Torn & Restored Bill, Floating Bill, Dice Stacking, Three Shell Game, Three Card Monte, Card Stacking Gambling Demonstration, Boomerang Card, Card in Wallet, Card to Pocket, "Bullet" Card Trick, Out of Sight Out of Hand Card Transposition, and Card to Mouth. Also, information on Topit, Bottom Palm. Top Palm, Biddle Move, Classic Force, Downs Change, Double Lift, Multiple Shift, Overhand Shuffle Control, Overhand Shuffle Stack, Spectator Peek, False Cut, False Shuffle, Faro Shuffle, and the Pressure Fan. 124pg $30

Leveridge, Mark: The Commercial Sponge Ball Routine Master Routine No. 1. £6.00 $12.00. Mark's commercial close up routine. Good, swift routine with strong ending. Two booklets. Mark Leveridge Magic

Leveridge, Mark: The Master Routine Series Collected Works. Over 20 years (from 1984) of routines now in one collection. Re-written and re-drawn. Includes: No.1 - The Commercial Sponge Ball Routine; No.2 - The Free Selection Collectors; No.3 - Stay At Home Coins (Boston Box); No.4 - The Ring Competition (Stand up 5” ring and rope); No.5 - Wild Dice (Cups and balls / walnut shell and pea with matchbox drawers and dice); No. 6 - The Ring And String Routine (four moves); No.7 - Spot The Difference (Jumbo 3 Card Trick); No.8 - The Security Pen (coins to pen); No.9 - The Borrowed Ring On Pencil (three ways); No.10 - The Emperor’s Coins (Boston Box); No.11 - A Bic Too Far (lighters); and No.12 - Slo-Mo table hopping coin effect. 125 x A4 size pages, hard backed £25.00 Mark Leveridge Magic

Lorayne, Harry: Apocolypse. 720pg hardcover. Over 500 items from the first 5 years of Apocalypse magazine. Includes 250 card, 140 coin, and others using bills, ropes, rings, cups & balls, sponges, knives and more. $80

Mardo, Senor: The Cups & Balls. 1955 Magic Ltd. 34pg. Passes, palming, loads, baby chicks, three full routines, the Homing Ball (ball and cone), three shell game, sponge ball routine, and Mardo's Chinese Cups and Balls routine. $5 Micky Hades, Denny & Lee

Marshal, Frances: The Sponge Book. 12 tricks. 44 pages. IN-202.. $6.00

McComb, Billy: McCombical Stage Sponges. One trick manuscript Uses four 3" and one 5" sponge and some rope. $6.00

McFalls, E.M.: Cellini, The Royal Touch. Includes Where to Work the Streets, Street Performer's Workshop and Tools (including the famous Cellini Topit), and more. Routines include Vanishing Silk, Birth of a Rose, Thumb Tip Tips, Thumb Tip Drop Steal, Sugar Bag, Vanishing Cigarette, Wand of Merlin Flip Stick Routine, The Wand Spin, Infinity Cups (Water appearance in bowls), Bill in Lemon, Bill to Wallet, Cups & Balls Routine One, Cups & Balls Routine Two, Paper Bag Routine, Here's Mickey (mouse production), Fire Eating, An Escape Act, Vanishing Glass, Grapefruit Production, Cellini Sponge Ball Routine, Indestructible Handkerchief, Cigarette Routine, T-Bar Glass Vanish, Three Ring Switch, Lord of the Rings Linking Ring Routine, Six Ring Routine, Cut & Restored Rope, Card Manipulations, Jumbo Coin & Handkerchief Routine, Color Changing Coin, Copper Silver Routine, Coin Juggling, Casacade of Coins from Cards, Coins in Glass, Billiard Ball Work, The Miser's Dream. 188pg, hardbound. $90

Minch, Stephen: John Carney's Caneycopia. Excellent sponge ball plus coins, bills, glasses, matches, bottles, pens and more. $39.50

Norman, Karl: Here's How. 51pg. 1985 Collector's Workshop. Card on the Ceiling, Change for A Quarter (torn & restored card transposition), Coin in the Bottle, My Coin Collection (CSB & Okito box), Symphathetic Matchboxes (commercial props), Multiplying Rabbits (using 3 adults & 6 babies), Polish Rocket gag, Impromptu torn/restored Cigarette, Bill in Cigarette, Color Changing Knives (uses 4 knives, adapted from Schulien's routine), Ring Flight (commercial prop), Linking Pins with handkerchief, Karl Norman's Three Shell Game Routine (uses brass cups, can use regular shells as well), Carnival Loop Routine (Chain of Chance; with comedy, fake knot, etc.).

Nosek, Terry: Sponge Ball Magic (Ronjo Magic). A manual on how to make sponge balls appear, disappear and multiply in your spectator's hands. Complete with beginning tricks, sleight of hand and routines. 23 pages, Softbound

Ouelett, Gary: Close Up Illusions. Card, coin, sponge ball, dice and thimble magic Including Flash Deck; Three Second Wonder; The Pages of Time Double Lift; Triple Delight; The Push-Pinch Sponge Ball Vanish; Odd Man Out Routine; Flying Imp Pass; Throughts on the Classic Force; Quarterback; Final Coin Flight; French Canadian Drop; The Paradox Control; Equivoce Revisited; The Touch Force; Rock and Roll Dice Stacking; Miracle Signed Card to Purse; New Wave Thimble Vanish and more. $45.00

Page, Patrick: Magic by Gosh: Life and Times of Albert Goshman. Salt and pepper shaker routine, Copper/Silver Coins, A.G. Sponge Balls, Coins through the Table, Chink-A-Chink, Spiked Coin, Winged Silver, Coin in Glass, Nudist Deck and Rising Cards, Cards through Newspaper, Card in Purse, Glass through Table, A.G. Benson Bowl Routine, and more. $30

Racherbaumer, Jon: Arcade Dreams (Marlo w/o cards). Coins, bills, cups and balls, silks, mentalism, dice, linking pins, sponge balls, chop cup and more. $40.00

Redford, Patrick G: Diapason. Not just mentalism or tricks, but full performance pieces. Includes Effects: The Scalene Coin (walk around with a Kennedy Half Dollar); Punching Angels (card, rubber band, and hole punch); Dreams & Nightmares (coins travel through dreams and then vanish); Anathematize (sponge balls from hell); Lead On! (explanation on how all magic works); Suoitibma Drac (turns off the brains of the spectators); Impinge (Real Mind Control); Drawing Out Time (tattoo watch keeps perfect time); Photo Reading (describe a photograph you've never seen); ESPhrontary (reveals a thought-of ESP symbol thru body language); Hypnotic Pull (version of Harkey’s "Budge"); Tarbell’s Secret (skeptic forces himself to believe). Essays: The Cold Table (performing walk around); Whisteling in the Dark (bringing the Art back to magic); Complimentary Card Trick. $30

Richards, Paul and Mike Gallo: Mike Gallo Close Up Insider Notes. Sponge Ball Memories (Eddie Fetcher), Three Ball Routine (Balls and Net), Ramsey Without Tears (cylinder and coins), Seashells and Balls, Psychological Coins to Glass, Mike Meets the Fab Four (four coin routine), Gold Kaps (coins), and the Coin Act (coins and purse). $10 Denny & Lee's

Schulien, Matt: The Magic of Matt Schulien. Includes: Color Changing Knives, Card in Matchbook, Card on Wall, Sponge Rabbits, Card on Forehead, Bending a Spoon, Goldfish Eating, Jumping Match , Half in Bottle, Tricks with Pocket Change, and more. $30 Magic Inc.

Shute, Merlyn: Nits 'N Bits. Includes The Office Party, As Time Goes By, Four Aces, Three-Two-One-Half sponge ball routine with a super surprise ending. $4.50

Simon, Bill: Slieghtly Sensational: 13 cards plus sponge ball routine, coin routine, and impromptu ring on wand routine.

Smith, Chuck: What If? 2001 lecture notes. Includes: Harvest Time; King of Club Entertainers; Bill Tube and Hand; Linking Ropes; Multiplying Rabbits (sponge); Brema Nut; Chuck Smith's Ring Flight; Imagination; Imaginary 21 Card Trik; Coin of Zo; Cards to Pocket; Blackjack Demo; Squeeze-Out; Coin Through Handkerchief; Phone Trick. $25. H&R Magic Books

Snoberg, Richard: Just for Laughs. Book on clowning. Routines include: Ralph the Cat, Elephant Balloon, Fun Magic Coloring Book, Bandana/Banana, Shoeshine Routine, My Pet Ropes. Sponge Ball Surprise, Drinking Contest, Which Way to the Party, Umbrella Fun, and more. $7.00

Thompson, J.G. Jr.: Top Secrets of Magic. Cards, magic with sponges. Linking pins, ring-on-wand, the shell game, tarot cards, three paddle effects, a first-class cup and ball routine and coins through the table, among others. $10

Trickshop: How Many? bound or e-book. The "Two in the Hand, One in the Pocket" routine fully explained w/over two dozen photos and two basic moves. 9 pages. Comb-bound, 9-page Booklet with set of 1" Goshman sponge balls $12.95, 9-page PDF only $4.95 TrickShop

Walsh, Audley: Classic Sponge Ball Routine. Good routine with additional routine by KOZAK. $7.50

White, Joe: Sponge Net. Fr. Aug 1993 Linking Ring. Sponge ball routine with an Irish flavor. Uses plastic bag to catch cascade of sponges from spectator's hand.

Willane: Complete Methods for Miracles (edited by Rae Hammond). Magnificently illustrated manual of manipulation and general magic from greats including Edward Victor, N'Gai, Gus Southall, Edward G. Brown, Peter Warlock, Fabian and Willane. Includes rope effects, card manipulations, coin moves and effects, mentalist effects, sponge ball routines, cups and balls, false counting of cards, eleven card effect, thimble manipulation, diminishing cards, and so much more. Original manuscripts have been meticulously edited by Rae Hammond, and additional notes have been added to bring everything up to date. 246 pages, softback. £13:50 Davenport's

Willmarth, Phil: Trevor Lewis ESOLC (Close Up; Up with an arrow!). 98pg paper 1981. Cards, dice, Benson Bowl routine, Coins, Comedy, a sponge ball routine, Brema Nut, and commercial Chop Cup routine Includes Monte Plus, Monte Plus Twist, and Monte Plus Elmsley.

Wilson, Mark: Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic. Excellent beginner/intermediate guide to magic. Includes cards, coins, rope, and sponge balls, along with lots more. $20


Ammar, Michael: Ammar's Exciting World of Magic Video co-wrote with Paul Harris. Includes advice on buying magic, joining clubs, attending conventions, subscribing to magazines, easy tricks vs. hard tricks, practice, the basic rules and when to break them. Effects include: Things I Wish I Had Known, The Impossible Penetration, The Bouncing Roll, Floating Roll, Iron Poor Blood, The Coin Through Table, Two in the Hand - One in the Pocket, Coin from the Roll, Sponge Magic, Cut and Restored Rope, Linking Headbands, Rubber band Through Thumb, Rubber Sky Lift, Out of this World, Double Fan, Swivilroo Cut, Card Spring, Fire trap, and more. $25 video, $30 DVD.

Andrews, Carl: No Jacket Required: contains Ain't No Mo - A cleverly constructed Sponge Ball Routine-that you WILL DO!Sponge Ball routine. $29.95 video

Baker, Carroll: Magic On The Menu DVD. Table-hopping/strolling magic. Includes: Sponge Bunnies 3 phase routine for any audience; Inflation enlarging coin routine; Cheaters Lament card opener; Shaken, Not Stirred “twisting the Aces” routine; Just Think; Chopped Lemon un-gimmicked, chop cup routine that you can walk away and leave on the table; Coins across; Ambitious Card to Wallet (no-palm); Dragon Okito one ahead coin box routine that starts and ends clean. Leftovers; The Ring in Box trick (performance only). £19.95 JBTV

Bergeron, Bev: Bev Bergeron on Tape: Broken Yarn, Business Card Link, Multiplying 3D Rabbits, Ring on a Stick Vaishing Glass, Matchless Match Boxes, and more. $49ppd Steven's Magic

Bertram, Ross: Legendary Magic Volume 1: Welcome Mat for Sponge Balls, coin magic, card magic, the Egyptian Ball, and more. $35 L&L Publishers

Buchanan, Tod: Sponge Ball Sleights Video,101. Basics of sponge ball magic. Studio shot video teaches basic sleights & moves. $10

Burger, Eugene: Greater Magic V4. Diamond Jack, Gypsy Thread, Card Sleight, Sponge Balls, Dracula and the Sorority Girl, Cocaine Cig, Coin Thru Table Steven's Magic

Burt, Brad: All About Sponge Balls $43ppd

Colombini, Aldo: The Essential Aldo Colombini Volume 3 DVD. Includes cards, Get the Ball Rolling in the hands ball routine, Throw in the Sponge sponge balls with comedy, Another's Bet coin routine, jumbo cards, and more. $35 L&L Publishing

Darci, Steve: Master Routines Video (see also book). 103 minutes of commercial, usable, close up routines. Includes Ultimate Classic Force, Double Card Stab, Card Grab, Card Fountain, Coins Across, Martian Sponge Balls, 3-D Sponge Bunny Magic, Mini Blendo, plus performance tips, moves, and misdirection. $30

Darci, Steve: Magic Secrets Video. Filmed at the Magic Circle in London and throughout England & Ireland. Includes Color Changing Deck, Four-Way False Cut, Ace Triumph, Sponge Ball Martians Ten Count, Coins Thru Table, Six Coins and a Ring, Signature Wild Cards, and a section on prop management and pre-show planning. 95 Minutes $30

Davidson, Larry: Scripted Insanity Volume 1 DVD. Includes: Half & Hole (half & Chinese coin transpo); Big Mystery (Kennedy's Mystery Box); Money In their Hand; 808 (Joker); Square Dance (4 coin production); Translocation; Blown Away (coins); Sponge Larry Roundpants (funny, though risqué)

Fedko, John: Fedko School of Magic Video Volume Three - Close-Up Cups, Coins & Cards: Hopping Half; Mind Blank; Monsieur Cassette; Cups and Balls; Pom Pom Pole; Chop Cup; Sponge Ball Cup; 113 minutes $15

Flip: Flip In Close-Up Part 1 DVD: Includes color changing lighter, color change purse (performance only), coin fold, and Sponge Ball Climax, among others. $35

Fox, Karrel: Greater Magic V1. 221 Rope, Impromptu Rising Card, George's Hair, Asrah Glass, Fireproof Hank, Enlarging Sponge, Simple Coin in Bottle, Chinese Coin, Houdini Band Steven's Magic

Garcia, Frank: Stars of Magic DVD Volume 3. DVD includes two videos: Frank Garcia and Frank Garcia Magical Classics. Includes a Sponge Ball routine, Elevator Cups & Balls, Cups & Balls, the Three Shell Game, and much more. DVD $20

Garcia, Frank: Video Tape Series No. 1. 12 minute card routine, sponge ball routine.

Garrett, Dan: Cabaret Connivery DVD. Includes: Sphere It! (sponge ball for workers); Roots (surprise from your hat); Rings of Saturn (linking rings including Garrett's Key Ring Display Move); Ultimate Card Revelation; Produce-tion (mentalism); Pickle Trick; Unhanded Overhand Shuffle; Professor's Daydream (variation of Equal/Unequal ropes); Plastic Cash 4.2; Mutated Spider Vanish; Four Card Teiteration; and performance only of Cardtoon Card Rise. $35

Goshman, Albert: Albert Goshman Live at the Kennedy DVD-R. From 1985. Performance only of: Salt Shaker, Sponge Balls, Coins Through Table, Chink-A-Chink, Nudist Deck, Benson Bowl, Rising Card. $45 Meir Yedid's Magic

Goshman, Albert: Magic by Gosh video $40ppd. Salt & Pepper Shakers, Copper & Silver, Sponge Balls, Cards through newspaper, Clink Clink, Glass Through Table. Steven's Magic

Green, Paul: In the Trenches DVD. Includes: Jeopardy: triple prediction; 2 Copper Silver: Uses 2 Copper Silver coin set or Silver, Copper, Brass); KB/PG Sponge Balls. Inspired by Ken Brooke with mini-spongeball climax; Mission Impossible: secret document (a signed playing card) ends up in mini-briefcase; Above, Beside, or Below. Coins across; Here, There, and Chicago Too. Plot with Chicago Opener; Four On the Floor. Card Revelation; Coming Together. Based on Peter Samuelson’s ‘New York Transpo'; The Rope Routine. Professor's Nightmare handling; Flying Eagles. coin routine $30

Hampton Ridge: 25 Amazing Magic Tricks With Sponge Balls. Decent introduction to sponge ball magic. Good for teaching the sleights, the routine is so-so. $10

Hooser, Troy: Total Destruction Volumes 1-3. DVD Volume 1 includes: Extroydinary; 3 Fly One and Two; Coins to Glass; Guess Your Weight; Bottle production; Throw Switch sandwich; Pendulum Cut; Zombie Change. Volume 2 includes: Touch of Brass; Color Changing Deck; Redirected Coins Across; Coin-Fusion; Ultimate Illogical Cut; Slipstream; Double Decker Plus; Dexterous Ditch; Sponge Ball Bonus. Volume 3 includes: Squeeze Away; 3 Fly Simplified; Bogus Torn & Restored Card; Troy's Triumph; Coins Through Table; Troy This One; Cool as Ace; Garrett Cut

Howard, Max: Effective Presentations: How Tricks Become Magic (video). Max Howard, 429 Rays Road, Stone Mtn, GA 30083. $40. 60mins. It's Magic By Gosh simple but effective sponge ball routine; To Make the Eagles Fly coins across; Westward Ho! the Aces to the Max jumbo Aces; The Silver Penny; ESPecially Wild presentation; Coloring Book Presentation. Includes not just how, but why. From Aug 1993 Linking Ring review.

Klause, Roger: In Concert Video Volume 1. Cards, coins, bills, cigarettes, sponge balls and silks.

Klause, Roger: Greater Magic V12. Sleeve Sponge, Coins for Connoisseurs, Klause/Victor 10 Card Trick, Oh No Steven's Magic

Knepper, Kenton: Klose Up and Unpublished. Torn & restored card, multiphase ungimmicked color change/shrink/vanish routine, marked quarer pentrates balloon, balloon is torn & restored, signed bill transposition, sponge ball multiphase routine. $30

Kosby, Ray: Wow! IT's Ray Kosby, the Video. 10 effects: Apple changes color while eating it, Solid Ball penetrates clear plastic bag, Four Coins migrate, Pretzel Stick curls itself, Solid coin filters through hanky, Four pieces of sponge form a 4, Giant coin passes through hand, rubber band breaks into three small bands. $35 Steven's Magic

Laflin, Duane: Clever Sponge Ball Magic on DVD. Begins with a complete sponge ball stage act. Following the routine you learn basic sleights such as the thumb palm, mash move, and retention vanish. After that is a series of individual routines including perpetual balls, balls to pocket in color, big ball ending, sponge balls close up and in color, hop skip and jump, double growing ball, and more. 1 hr 16 min

Leveridge, Mark: Leveridge's Master Routines Video 1. Spongeball routine in spectator's hand, Collector's card routine, Boston Box routine, Ring Competition ring and loop routine. $20

Leveridge, Mark: Mark Leveridge Master Routine Series DVD. 12 routines from the 1984-2003 Master Routine Series. The Commercial Sponge Ball Routine, The Free Selection Collectors, Stay At Home Coins (Boston Box), The Ring Competition (5" chrome ring and rope with comedy); Wild Dice (matchbox drawers and dice); The Ring and String Routine (finger ring); Spot the Difference (jumbo cards); The Security Pen (coin in pen); The Borrowed Ring On Pencil; The Emperor's Coins (Boston Box); A Bic Too Far (lighters); Slo Mo (coin routine) L25

Marlo, Ed: Pierre Mayer video: Vol 1: Without Cards. Sponge Balls, Ring on Stick, Silver Okito Copper, the Glass Bill & Egg routine $31 Steven's Magic

Mayol, Henry: Sponge Color. 3 different color sponge balls travel one by one from the magician’s pocket to his hand, then change into a large three-colored ball. Good routine for close-up or walk around. Props include six 1-inch sponge balls (2 each in red, orange and black) and the special tri-colored 2½-inch ball. $21 Steven's Magic

Mendoza, John: My Best Volume 2. DVD Bowl Routine (Roy Benson routine with an in the spectator's hands portion); Bendix Bombshell (2 signed cards to wallet; no palm routine good for strolling); Have You Ever Heard Of (three & four card Monte moving toward production of four Aces); Coins Thru the Table; Vernon Cups and Balls (Vernon's used as a starting point); Multiplying Bunnies (sponges); Automatic Deck (Ace production); Three Card Monte (ungimmicked cards); Translocation (four coins hand to hand); Barry Nelson's Flash Cups (a 20 second Cups and Balls routine). 1hr 58mins.

O'Brien, Obie: Fetcher's Aces DVD set. DVD One includes Fechters Aces, 3 K’s, Obie’s Chicago Opener & $1 Plate. DVD Two includes: Almost Mind Reading, Dunbury Deblusion, ESP Cards, Miss It The First Time, Nudist Deck, $30 Card Trick, Sponge Rabbits, Obie O’brien’s Big Bucks, Flying Eagles, Mystery Card, Two Card Monte, The Poker Deal, Big Mike/Little Joe & More. Magic Makers

Ouellet, Gary: The Very Best of Gary Ouellet, Volume 1 DVD. Three Second Wonder (Ace cutting); Ring and Rope routine; Washer Routine and Wiffle Dust Routine (coin routines with Retinal Vanish, Revolve Drop, French Canadian Drop, Al Schneider Retinal Drop, Stand-Up Vanish plus Box Coin Vanish); Sponge Balls and Banana with the the Flying Imp Pass and two sponge ball vanishes; Miracle Signed Card in Purse; Capricorn Card with Couture Spin Control and Gary's jog control; and The Silver Passage coins through table routine. $35

Page, Patrick: Close Up Video. Professional spongeball routine, Impromptu Cups & Balls, Tambourine Routine $40ppd Steven's Magic

Page, Patrick: Secret Seminars of Magic Volume 5: Sponge Balls DVD. Vanishes, productions, Benson Bowl routine, Professional routine, and more. $12.50

Paul, Johnny: Greater Magic V15. Bunnies, Card Stab, Transposition, Spirit, Torn & Restored Card, Cups & Balls Steven's Magic

Slydini: As I Recall DVD (2 disk set). Tribute to Slydini with recollections by his students and lots of footage of Slydini in action. Disk One includes: Slydini Performing: Coins Through the Table, Cigarette Miracle, Two Cigarettes From One; Cellini Performs & Explains: The Slydini Movement, Coins Through the Table, Cigarette Miracle, Two Cigarettes From One, Impossible Dream; Bill Brunelle performs Interlude With a Paper Napkin, Sponge Ball Routine; Charlie Cambra performs The Illusive Four; Bob Yorburg performs Slydini's Linking Pins. Disk Two includes: Slydini Performing Paper Balls Over the Head, Production of Silks, Knotted Silks, Paper Balls to the Hat (Box); Cellini Performs & Explains Production of Silks, Knotted Silks, Paper Balls to the Hat (Box). Disc One Approx. 1hr 45min; Disc Two  Approx. 2hrs. £45 JBTV

Tamariz, Juan: Greater Magic V41. Three Card Monte, Card Printed on Handkerchief, Three Goblets Prediction, Color Changing Knives, Double Ambitious (performance only), The Glass (perf), Tamariz Rabbits (perf) Steven's Magic

Tong, Dan: Dan Tong Finally Volume 1 DVD Includes: Card To Wallet (simple no palm approach); Bill Matrix (coin assembly); Sponge Balls with an in-the-spectator's hands portion; Ring Flight/Ring on Stick; an additional Matric routine; and Bill & Bowls (Benson bowl routine with borrowed bills and a sugar bowl). 71 Minutes $35 

Tremaine, Jon: Jon Tremaine: Volume Two - Commercial Close-Up Act. Chink a Chink: Coin assembly; JT Sponge Ball Routine: Various sponge balls, Gozinta boxes, and purse frame; JT Card Trick: Card changes to selection in spectator's hand; Triple Stretch: Professor's Nightmare; JT Coins and Glass Combo: Coins through table and Glass Through table combined; Impossible Card Trick: A selected card is found under almost test conditions; Last Two Cards Match: Larry Becker's "Will the Cards Match?" mental magic; Bishop Coin Trick: Marked coin vanishes and travels into a handkerchief held by a spectator; FIB Card/Long Card/Insurance Policy: Card trick; $30

Trono, Tim: Intimate Miracles: The Magic of Dean Dill $37.50. Book plus video. Includes Tonight Show Silks, Tonight Show Matrix, Tonight Show Closer, Real Magic Sponges, Bill In Sugar, In Case of Emergency, Flying Thought, Pen Thru Bill, Floating Match, Coins and Napkin, and Spotlight.

Wakeman, Randy: The Randy Wakeman Video Vol 3. 90 minutes of close up: cards, coins, cups & balls, sponge balls. $40ppd Steven's Magic

Wilson, Greg: On the Spot. 2 Volume set contains a ton of close up strolling magic. Sponge Napkins - The impact of a sponge ball routine with ordinary cocktail napkins

Wilson, Paul: Restaurant Act by A-1 MagicalMedia. Includes: Vanishing Silk, Sponge Balls (table hopping), Ambitious Card, Card to Wallet (table hopping), Chop Cup (spectator involvement), and Strange Intruder. $30.

Wizard Works CD-ROM: Sponge Balls, Cups & Balls. PC/MAC CD teaches 12 tricks with props $20


911 Bunnies. Bunnies in a pill expand to 2 adults and 6 babies when dropped in water. $5.00

And Then There Were 4. Sponge "cubes" with at Number 4 surprise ending. $4

Ball and Vase Sponge Ball 3 inches - Exotic Wood. Manufactured Cambodia. Hand sanded and carved. 3" sponge ball. $60

Ball to Square. Square sponge changes to two sponge balls, or other way around. $3

Chicago Ball Trick (Multiplying sponge balls). $5.00

Clones! Clone sponges travel to spectators fist and end up cloning themselves. $12.50

Colombini, Aldo: Throw In the Sponge. Short simple to perform stand up routine with comedy. Comes with routine & spongeballs. $10 Mamma Mia Magic

Color Changing Ball to Square. Red ball in fist turns to black sponge, and HUGE sponge. $3

Magic-Ian: Diminishing sponge ball 1983. 3" sponge is visibly and without cover cleaved and split into two 2" balls. One 2" ball is then split into two 1", then two 1/2" balls. There are two finale's: one where the 1/2" ball changes back to the 3', or can be combined with ball to bunny or ball to square which allows you to change all the visible balls 2", 1" and 2 1/" visibly into the square or bunny. Includes 5 sponge balls. Magic-Ian

Daryl: Peter Rabbit Hits the Big Time. Complete with rabbits, instructions, and script. $5 Daryl.

Dill, Dean: Spot Light. Sponge ball lit by light, even when light goes out! All can be examined. $35

Diminishing Sponge Balls. 3" sponge turns to two 1.5" balls. 1.5" ball splits to two 1" balls, then to .5" balls. The .5 inch ball turns back to 3" ball. $6

Fisher, Cody: My Bunny Daryl. Sponge rabbit routine featuring Daryl, his other brother Daryl, his sister Daryl Hanna, and his Mother. Includes for special made "By Gosh" bunnies. $20 Cody Fisher Magic

Fisher, Cody: Squishy Balls. 3 phase sponge ball routine with comedy. Squishy balls are removed from invisible purse, jump from hand to spectator's hand, and more. With sponges, invisible purse, and commercial word for word patter. Good for table hopping. $10.00 Cody Fisher Magic

Fisher, Cody: Twinkle Twinkle - Cody Strolling Sponge Routine. In the spectator's hands. Inlcudes 10 Super Soft Goshman Sponge Stars, word-for-word patter, jokes & gags. $25 Cody Fisher Magic.

Growing Sponge Ball and Growing Ball Outdone. 2" sponge ball grows to 5" ball.Outdone version produces lots of baby balls. $5.50

Hank Lee: Pro Rabbits. Standard sponge rabbit set $3

Knudsen, Christian: Sponge Over There (sorry, in German only!). Two sponges materialize from both sides of a wooden spoon, and a sponge ball routine commences. Contained in the set are 2 sponge balls, the spoon. Includes detailed instruction guide in German Language. EUR 20,00. Christian Jedinat

Leveridge, Mark: Lucky Dip. A children's sponge ball routine. A clear zip top folder has four coin purses, each with a sponge ball in it (3 yellows and one red). The children each select a closed purse, but the magician ends up with the red sponge, despite switches being able to be made up to the last moment. Mark Leveridge Magic

Lewis, Tony: Pips-A-Poppin'. The center pips off 4 Aces are knocked off and turn into Sponges. They are vanished in the hands, but now appear on a Joker. Then the corner pips from Two's become sponge pips and is followed by the in the hands/pocket sequence, with a climax of a giant sponge heart. 12 page routine and all sponges. $20

Magic By Gosh / Ammar Magic. 3D Rabbits. Soft, 3 dimensional rabbits with excellent instructions by Michael Ammar. $15 Highly recommended.

Magic by Gosh: Bewildering Ball and Bunny Trick. Sponge ball changes into giant bunny.

Magic by Gosh: Go Go Gone! Go sponges disappear, turn to GONE sponge. $7

Magic by Gosh: Sponge Balls. Sets available in many colors, sizes, and standard or super soft textures. Standard sets include 4 balls, depending on size. Prices from $2 to $6

Marucci, Peter: Stonehenge Sponges: To a story involving the mystery surrounding Stonehenge in England, three "stone" sponges leap from hand to hand, and from the magician's hand to the spectator's hand and, finally, they all vanish. Effective as a table-hopping sponge routine. $6.00 Peter Marucci, 200 River Street, Suite 303, Fergus, Ontario, Canada, N1M 3H8. e-mail:;

Mayol, Henry: Sponge Color. Red, yellow, black sponge routine with three color climax. Goshman sponges. $10

McAllister, Bob: Cavorting Sponges. As seen in Tarbell 7. 1/2 inch spong balls.

Mitchell, Barry: Got Cookies? An Oreo cookie is twisted open to reveal the "stuff", a white sponge ball. The stuff becomes double stuff in the spectator's hand. The double stuff becomes chocolate stuff.

Morph Dog. 2" sponge cube changes to sponge dog. $9

Murray, George: 3D Multiplying Bunnies. Nice "top view" rabbit set. Rabbits are highly detailed and have glitter eyes. Sponge is dense and not as compressible as Goshman 3D bunnies or Mike Roger's bunnies, but some may prefer this. $15. Recommended.

New Boo! Includes 4 2" super soft yellow sponges with faces, 4 1" sponges, a boo boo bag; and detailed instructions. $13.00

Parabox. Black and Red "Gazinta" boxes are shown. Either box can be made smaller by putting a red sponge ball in it. The ball then changes to yellow, then blue. A large 3" sponge ball is produced at the end. 

Rabbits, Rabbits. Standard "cheap" set. $1.25

Rogers, Mike: Multiplyng Bunnines. Well made version of the standard multiplying rabbits and a good routine. $7. Highly recommended.

Sanada Gimmick: Invisible hand gimmick used to produce or vanish sponge balls or other small items. $10

Soft Spot. Sponge ball penetrate through signed card. $16ppd. Steven's Magic

Sponge Ball to Rabbit. $7.50

Sponge Egg: realistic creamy white eggs. $8ppd, 6 for $45ppd. Steven's Magic

Tenyo: Rabbit Explosion. 40 baby rabbits appear at end. With special holder and routine. $30