4. Disappearing doves
The magician opens the special box and places a bird inside. Then he closes the lid. A magic spell and…the magician opens the box and gives the lid to his assistant. Where is the dove now? It’s gone!
How it’s done: It’s all in the magic lid. It has a secret compartment where the dove is hidden. The magician just needs to make sure that the assistant conceals the secret compartment.