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How To: Vanish a coin with a pen

Watch this magic trick tutorial video to understand the full effect of this amazing magic trick. Use a pen to vanish a coin in your hand with your hand wide open. A coin is vanished with a pen right in front of the audience's eyes. Practice this simple magic trick and impress your friends. This trick will help you later on with performing the "Infusion" magic trick

How To: Do speed stacks

This tutorial video will show you how to do one of the most basic elements of cup stacking: the three cup stack. The three cup stack is an integral part of advanced cup stacking.

How To: Perform Balducci levitation

Learn how to perform the Balducci levitation. A blindingly simple classic, when performed correctly, it amazes the spectator. Mohammed Ali is perhaps the most famous celebrity to perform this, and for heads of nations. Levitate your bad self.

News: 5 Vintage Magic Tricks from the 1964-65 New York World's Fair

Happy weekend! Time to relax and waste time. If you're a child at heart, or you've got a couple young ones hanging around, treat them to these old-school magic tricks, courtesy of Flickr user Jordan Smith. Smith generously scanned and uploaded a selection of cards from a postcard set published by the General Cigar "Hall of Magic" for the 1964-65 New York World's Fair.

How To: Perform the "coin bend" magic trick

Magic is something almost everybody wants to learn, so why not learn now? Magic tricks can be done by anybody, you just need a little confidence and a little sleight of hand to pull off the illusion. This video tutorial will show you how to perform the "coin bend" magic trick. Be a magician to your friends and your family! This is basic magic for beginners, so don't fret, see the reveal... learn how to bend an ordinary coin in half.

How To: Do the "Twilight Zone" Zippo lighter trick

In this tutorial, learn how to do the popular Zippo trick, "The Twilight Zone". Basically, you will need to make a simple modification to your wick so that your flame looks extra spooky. With this effect, you will be able to "light" and "put out" your flame using only your fingers. You will appear to be taking the flame away and then putting it back. This illusion is very fun, so have a look and give it a try.

How To: Escape from a straitjacket

With the help of magician Dan Martin, you'll learn the steps to escape from a straitjacket! Hopefully you won't find yourself in a serious situation where you need to escape from a straitjacket, but if you want to simply impress your friends or put on a magic show, this video is a great tutorial for you.

How To: Perform the "vanishing candle" magic trick

Magic Trick: The Vanishing Candle Have you ever heard of the Masked Magician? With the television series Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed, the so-called Masked Magician (Val Valentino) revealed secret after secret of the magicians repertoire. Valentino creates “the magic” then proceeds to reveal the reality of the illusions before a captivated television audience.

How To: Make fake coins for magic tricks like David Blaine

(S.E.P) ShootingEggs Productions shows you how to make a magic coin like David Blaine to be used as currency! We show you how. You need a jeweler's saw, a vice, small rubber bands and a coin of your choice. This coin can be used for the coin bite trick or the coin in the bottle trick. It is easy to do and very effective for prop magic tricks.

How To: Make magic flash paper

Flash paper is used by magicians however it is very expensive to buy, here's how to make it the easy way! This is a perfect prop DIY for making magical paper that ignites easily. Normally you need sulphiric acid. This uses toilet paper, a crushed emergency flare and a camping stove.

How To: Bend a spoon with your mind

Want to know how to bend a spoon and a fork and a steel bar with just your mind? Check this out. Of course, there are many ways to bend a spoon, and for some strange reason they all require touching the spoon at some point, so that's one clue to how psychics do the trick.