Here’s a classic of children’s magic. You can even have one, two or three helpers onstage with you, and extend the routine with various comedy magic wands, etc. You begin by putting three handkerchiefs–red, white and blue–into an empty bag. But, “oops,” you drop the blue on one the floor. The children try to tell you, but you ignore them and pull out the flag–just red and white stripes, missing the blue and the stars! Confidently tell the kids you’ll get it right the second time and place the red/white flag back in along with the blue. Plus, get the kids to throw some imaginary stars at the bag. But you forget to wave the magic wand, and the result? You pull out a silk where the stars and stripes are reversed! The kids go wild with laughter as your magic “isn’t working.” On your last attempt, you put the mixed up flag back into the bag; everyone chants the magic word; you add a little wand waving and the proper flag appears — and you get a big patriotic round of applause. The flag silks measure 14 x 21″. The smaller silks are 12″ squares. You add your own change bag or switching device and you’ll have a routine that’s perfect for American audiences for shows during Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day or Presidents’ Day and any school or library show themed with US history.