Kew Gardens Hills resident launches new science magic show for kids –

In her new science magic show, Kew Gardens Hills resident Wendy Pincus shows children how to blow up a balloon without a pump or mouth. (Photo via Instagram/Wendy Pincus)

For 20 years, Wendy Pincus of Kew Gardens Hills has been a balloon tornado, magician and children’s party clown at various events in New York City. Now she’s taking on a new project with the launch of a science magic show to teach children about the harmful effects of pollution on the environment.

Pincus is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) as well as the World Clown Association. She is the author of “How to Make Popular Balloon Animals for Parties”. She is the founder of The Art and Magic of Daisy which strives to stand out from other children’s entertainment companies by being unique and innovative.

Photo via Instagram/Wendy Pincus

“I started out as a clown, but over the years I’ve attended lots of hot air balloon conventions, taken classes, and watched videos on YouTube,” Pincus said. “I love working with children and it’s fun and creative to twist balloons and use my imagination.”

His new science magic show features Pincus as a wacky scientist demonstrating how water mysteriously disappears when poured into a cup, artificial snow making, optical illusions and how science can be used to combat pollution on Earth.

“For example, I do a science trick that uses hydrophobic sand that doesn’t get wet. I show how it works and how it can be used to clean up an oil spill,” Pincus said.

In honor of Earth Day, Pincus’ latest short video shows how a special type of paper made from cellulose dissolves in water in less than a minute and is environmentally friendly. According to Pincus, she had wanted to do something different that would capture the imaginations of children. While her first video of doing an optical illusion is featured on her PageInstagram and YoutubePincus says she will be working on more videos for the web.

“It took a lot of research and it’s something I’ve wanted to do for the past few years,” Pincus said. “I also study scientific subjects that would interest children. I hope to bring the show to in-person events in the future.

Brian L. Hartfield