The magic snapper is a wonderful effect that is suitable for all ages.
The magic snapper consists of two parts.
The first part is a 90mm length of square profile Tasmanian Oak, 15mm x 15mm that is effectively hollow. There is a rubber band protruding from one end.
The second part, also of Tasmanian Oak, has a conical shaped end with a round section of dowel with a notch cut out at the end.
The performer holds the “Body” part, approx. horizontal, in one hand whilst holding the “Head” part in the other hand. The “shaft” of the “Head” part is then introduced into the “Body” part. The performer appears to “hook” the “shaft” onto the rubber band inside the “Body” part and as the “Head” part is withdrawn it flies out from the finger tips as it “snaps” into the “Body”.
Unfortunately, spectators are unable to undertake this seemingly easy task!
Note: A fully detailed, 7 page PDF manual is also available should you wish to make your own snapper. –