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Lady Bug

by Paul Vigil, Paul Harris and Roy Kueppers

Product Rating:

(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: Close Up
Media Type: Trick

Product Description

For that make-or-break performance when nothing but the creation of life will do!


You bring the crowd in close, then open a small pocket knife. Your hands are otherwise empty. The blade is seen to be normal.

Placing blade on bare flesh, you pierce a fingertip and squeeze out a single drop of blood.

Again, both hands are seen to be completely empty except for the single drop of blood on your fingertip.

You carefully show both sides of a fingertip from your other hand...and slowly press it down onto the drop of blood. You silently wait there for a moment...fingertip to fingertip. You slowly lift one finger...and the drop of blood is gone! In its place, perched on the end of your finger, is a living breathing ladybug!

The creation of life...on the tip of your finger.
  • Start and finish clean.
  • Practical, easy, real world handling.
  • Resets with another ladybug in 30 seconds.
  • Neither the performer nor ladybug is harmed during the effect!
  • Alternate "non-bug" presentation to transform the drop of blood into a tiny heart.
  • No actual piercing of flesh is required.
  • Optional handling leaves the ladybug sealed inside a clear plastic bag.
  • Includes custom-engineered knife, carrying case, and instructional DVD.
  • Ladybug resource guide: You can easily obtain enough ladybugs for hundreds of performances. The ladybugs are shipped in a self contained package and require no feeding or care.
Date Added: Feb 22nd, 2007
MLA SKU: I7gWa3CczeN3YI2


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Official Review

July 2nd, 2007 12:19pm
Reviewed by Bryce Kuhlman
As a teenager, I dreamed of having an effect like this. I was more into butterflies, but the ladybug is a lot more practical.

What can I say? It's a wonderful piece of magic. You produce a miracle in a seemingly unprepared situation.

The props are custom made and the quality is excellent. The DVD instruction is some of the best I've seen. They cover preparation, basic handling and plenty of alternates. You'll also find lots of tips on how to acquire and care for the ladybugs.

And if ladybugs creep you out, there are plenty of other effects you can do with the same props. Basically, anything the size of a blood droplet will work as a "production item".

I have only one, very tiny gripe about the product. There were several sections of printed "hints" on the DVD. They were done in red on a black background and were nearly impossible to read on my TV. Granted, I've got a little 32" tube TV, but still…

For any of you that purchase this, I have one piece of... [Read More]

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April 12th, 2011 9:56am
Reviewed by Sherwood
I use this excellent effect with a religious theme as I am an ordained minister. The props are great and the effect is awesome. The reactions that I get are incredible. Just find a good reason for cutting your fingertip and you have a miracle in your hands! Literally!

Official Review

May 15th, 2015 1:36pm
Reviewed by Dr. J. M. Ayala de Cedoz
There are a lot of presentational possibilities with this effect. It is strong and a provides a great way to connect with your audience in a way that most other effects do not allow or cannot allow.

I have always been a fan of using butterflies in magic effects or at least effects with a butterfly theme. This one is a bit more acheivable because it uses ladybugs.

The props that come with the DVD are custom made by Roy Kueppers, are very well made and are of great quality.

The quality of the DVD is iffy - the main instruction section is the best of them with pretty good video and audio quality, but the bonus sections were shot with a home video camera and the quality was poor. You still learn everything and the instructions on the whole DVD are among some of the best and most thorough you will ever see.

It also has a few sections that give you hints and tips which, depending on your screen resolution, may be hard to read because it is red text on a black background. These... [Read More]

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