Create Magic

Ever wanted to create your own magic trick?

CREATE MAGIC is an activity book that makes you come up with the impossible.

For the first time in magic you'll be creating as you read.

The Head Consultant to the most-viewed viral video page in the world shares his secrets to creating magic.

Who is Tom Elderfield? 

If you've seen magic on TV or social media in the last 5 years, you've almost definitely seen Tom Elderfield's influence. His client list is a who's who of TV magic, top brands, and social media giants.

His magic industry releases are celebrated as visual miracles and twice, in our own experience, he's created Ellusionist best-sellers and allowed other artists to carry them over the finish line.

Case and point, Tom creates more magic than he can pursue himself.


But How Does He Do It? 

This book isn't about what Tom is... It's about what Tom does, and how YOU CAN DO IT TOO.

In this book you will:

  • Learn Tom's secret chameleon technique for creating magic.
  • Discover the power of failing to create new methods.
  • Uncover original ideas with the power of 'switching'.
  • Flip the script and explore Tom's simpler, method first approach.
  • Create magic from nothing using elaborate Venn Diagrams.
  • Find out exactly how Tom solves problems to create new effects while consulting... and how you can too.


This book will help you create more tricks than it teaches... 

"But I find it hard to learn from just reading." says You. 

No problem. This is a book for doers. Not readers.

❌ This isn't a boring book on the theory of creating magic.

❌ It isn't a book about what Tom can do, that others can't.

❌ It isn't designed to collect dust on your shelf.

✅ It's a book of activities to help you create magic AS you read it.

Each page minimizes words and maximizes fun. You'll be doing activities and playing games as you go, so the lessons sink in easier...  Instead of just reading about it.


A message from Tom himself...

"I always get asked how I create magic tricks.

In this book, I've designed fun games and activities, some based on everyday games you may already play. I've made them more specific to a way of thinking about magic.

This can be as simple as; ‘fill this box with the last thing you had in your pocket’. You then follow the game along til hopefully, you have an interesting idea for an effect or a new method.

There are many fun games to play, and not every single one will be perfect, but hopefully, you’ll find YOUR ‘game' and will come up with something amazing!

There will also be some more unorthodox methods that will quite literally ask you to start destroying this book. Go along with it, all our minds work in different ways, and you may amaze yourself."

- Tom Elderfield 


Create by Destroying

If this book stays in mint condition... You've failed!

By buying this book you're are agreeing to destroy it with notes, rip out pages, stick random objects in it and drip coffee stains all over its cover.

All bets are off. You are encouraged to do whatever it takes in the pursuit of creativity and fun.

Get 'Create Magic' TODAY.


Full-color print, inside & out.
Over 130 pages.
Measures 148cm x 210cm (A5)

Customer Reviews

Based on 49 reviews
Stefan Eriksson
Creative to Say the least!

This is an excellent book written and designed in a creative way! Lots of useful excersizes and tools that will help even the most stubborn ”I’m not creative” people!

Michael DeMent
It's Magic

Not what I thought at all. This book is more than just the basics. It challenges you to be creative and helps you unlock necessary skills for all levels of magic. You don't learn how to do magic. You learn how to create your very own magic tricks. I just started and have much more to learn. This is an important tool in your arsenal of magic. Get better and do better tricks. Get more of that "wow factor" everywhere you go. Don't waste time reading this review. Go buy the book. Become a better magician today.

Chloe-Grace Little
Unlocks your creative side BIG TIME

Right from the start, this amazing book helps to unlock your creative side and helps to view even the most mundane objects as possible props to create great illusions.
It's fun and challenging.

Jolly Good Fun

I love books like this, be it for magic, or just for fun. Anything that gets you to be creative, problem solve in unique ways, and flex those neurons is a win in my opinion! I haven't finished working my way through the whole thing yet, but so far I love it. I'm fairly certain any other creative magician who loves problem solving will dig it as well. Totally worth it, especially at the price point!

Jo Vi

Great book with fun stuff. That kind of content was new for me. Very happy with my purchase.

JawKnee WristToe
Inspire Creativity

This book doesn't just help with creating magic and illusion effects. This is a book that will help change the way you think and approach creating in general. I am a designer/videographer by trade, & I have come up with some new ideas by just flipping through. The world needs more books like this for making you think outside of the box. Recommended

Richard H.
Imagine. Engineer. Create.

This is an almost perfect guide to the creative process that undergirds the realization of any hew effect or methodology. And I say "almost perfect" just to be cautious, in case there is room for improvement. It's a brisk read, easy to follow, and just the sort of thing that can fire the imagination even as you read it. I had to pause several times to grab my moleskin and make some notes or draw a sketch for something I imagined. And it's a wonderful companion in the journey from creative spark to reality.

Flavio Pinhota
Very pratical

I just received it and I just flipped through the pages, but it looked very interesting. It is a book full of practical exercises that will help us to be more creative in the creation of magic. I can't wait to start using it.

Brandon Joseph Brown
Ellusionist haul

From artifice to arcane to the Ltd ellusionist decks never disappointed me. People talk about the feeling you get when you walk into a magic shop. I get that same feeling every time I type ellusionist up. The environment the provid is unmatched I can still hear that beautiful intro

Jamie Doyle
"Create Magic" is a Game-Changer!

I had heard through the grapevine about Tom Elderfield… so I trolled him on social media and across the internet and realized: “I need to glean whatever I can from this guy!” I bought the book and after the first few exercises, I was invigorated! In his writing, Tom gives you permission to fail — and yet you never fail because you are having so much fun creating! I also like the fact that, although you will benefit from starting at the beginning and doing the exercises order — you can also open the book at any page and just get started.

I’ve already started developing some new routines using the ideas I was inspired to come up with! I am also revisiting some shelved projects in order to use the creative processes and exercises from the book to see if I can make improvements and add these routines back into my rotation of effects. If you get this book, you will need to USE it. Don’t just put it on the shelf as another “trophy”. If you open it, read it and engage with the pages, you will come away with a unique experience after just a few of the projects.