This week I learnt one of the classics in the magic world; the ball and cups magic trick. These object-centred magic tricks were the tricks that I had seen most of growing up. Since I grew up with these sorts of tricks, I thought it would be the perfect trick to add to my collection.
This Weeks Process:
Monday: I sat down at my computer and thought of some other forms of magic tricks that I could do until the end of the semester. I picked out all the tricks that I would have to do for the final project.
Tuesday: I watched the above Youtube video once through. I then grabbed the materials that I would need and followed along with the video. After that, I tried to do it on my own. I got stuck halfway through and had to watch the video again. I tried the trick once more on my own and couldn’t quite get it.
Wednesday: I tried the magic trick once more before heading off to school and forgot some parts of it.
Thursday: I watched the video again and ran through the magic trick five times more on my own.
Friday: I did not practice magic.
Saturday: I ran through the trick once on my own before showing it to my boyfriend. He had recognized the trick right away as he also grew up with it. I showed him the trick to which then lead to me having to teach him how to do it.
Sunday: I took a video of myself doing the trick and saved it, then I wrote about my progress.
This week, I felt, was a good week for my learning project. I was able to spend the right amount understanding the trick and I even had more time to practice it as well. I believe that since it was an easier/smaller trick to do, I was able to give it the time it deserved.