Hot Prop Tricks How-Tos

How To: Perform the "appearing bird" magic trick

Magic Trick: The Appearing Bird 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 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: Perform the tear and repair magic trick

This is a video tutorial on how to perform the torn and restored trick. The effect is that a napkin is torn into several pieces and magically restored to the state it was before. To perform the trick, you need not one, but two napkins and a pen or a straw. Keep the pen in your back pocket. Keep one napkin hidden in your hand in the shape of a ball. While tearing up the other napkin, be careful not to flash the napkin ball in your hand. After you tear up the napkin, roll it into a ball and put...

How To: Perform the "rope through the neck" trick

This video starts off with a magician performing a trick that he will teach. You are going to need a length of rope or a scarf to do this trick. The rope or scarf should be about five feet long. Put the rope behind your head so the sides are hanging normally down your chest. You’ll want the rope that is on the left side hanging a little lower then the right. Reach with the right hand and grab the rope high on your chest. With the left hand grab the rope on the right side making sure your left...

How To: Disappear the Hanky in Hand magic trick

Ever wonder how the magician makes that hanky disappear? Well, now YOU can do it too! Check out this instructional magic trick video and learn how to make a handkerchief disappear in your hand. This is the classic magic trick that's been around for several decades. With this tutorial video, you can practice your magic skills by learning this quick and easy magic trick. Disappear the Hanky in Hand magic trick.

How To: Catch Money on Fire Without Actually Burning It

If you want to convince your friends that money is not an issue, then you can just burn it for real like Walter White. But if you don't really want to destroy your hard-earned cash, this burn trick is perfect for you. It just takes some basic chemistry and a few materials, such as salt, water, alcohol, tongs, and a source of fire. And of course—money.

How To: Perform the impossible knot magic trick

Think this trick is impossible? Well think again, as magician Ryan Oakes teaches the secret to Knot Impossible! You will need a length of clothesline rope about 2-3 feet long. Sometimes we use materials that require adult supervision... like scissors so make sure you have friends and family around whenever you do magic tricks. 1. Hold the rope in your right hand, between your thumb and pinky. It should lay across your palm and the ends should extend to the back of your hand.

How To: Perform the "linking rings" magic trick

Magic Trick: The Linking Rings 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: Hang a spoon on your nose

Want to learn how to perform the classic parlor trick of hanging a spoon on your nose? If so, this video can teach you how in a few short steps. First, it's a good idea to take a napkin or paper towel and wipe any oil from the outside of your nose. This helps to prevent the spoon from slipping. Next, you'll want to also wipe off the spoon itself, especially if it is dirty or has food on it. The last step is to hold the cupped section of the spoon up to your mouth and breathe some hot air onto...

How To: Palm objects for magic tricks

Learn how to perform simple palming techniques from this instructional video. Palming allows a magician to hide objects in the palm of their hand, while creating the illusion of having absolute nothing hidden. Watch this video magic tutorial and find out how to palm hidden objects, like coins, cards, or even poker chips, for any sort of magic trick.

How To: Create an optical illusion with a safety pin

This video is about an optical illusion of a straw going through a safety pin. It is a simple illusion that any one can do. First, you need a safety pin, a toothpick and a straw. Cut the straw to the size of the toothpick, and using the safety pin, pierce straw and the toothpick from the middle. Then close the pin. Then all you've got to do is to hold the straw to the safety pin and release it. The straw will rotate almost 180 degrees creating the illusion of going through the safety pin to t...

How To: Perform the "coin through sugar packet" magic trick

The goal of this video tutorial is to teach you how to perform the "coin through sugar packet" magic trick. This instructional is to help anyone wanting to be a magician, helping you understand technique and presentation of simple but effective illusions. These tricks are pretty easy, but with time, practice and patience you will be able to amaze your friends and your family. Learn the coin through a sugar packet magic prop trick.

How To: Perform a Cut and Restore Paper magic trick

Amaze your audience with a trick that just won't quit! Make sure you have a newspaper, glue, scissors, and powder to perform the Cut and Restored Paper trick. You will need one newspaper, scissors, rubber cement and talcum powder. Sometimes we use materials that require adult supervision... like scissors so make sure you have friends and family around whenever you do magic tricks.

How To: Perform the amazing vanishing salt shaker magic trick

Impress your friends by "screwing up" an attempt to make a coin disappear -- and instead making an entire salt shaker go through the table! For this trick you will need a salt or pepper shaker, a stiff napkin, a coin, and a table. This magic trick takes a little bit of misdirection, but has amazing results. Watch this video magic tutorial and learn how to do a disappearing salt shaker trick.

How To: Make a cat's cradle from a piece of string

Relive your fond childhood memories by making some fun shapes out of string! Cat's cradle is one of the most popular schoolyard games, involving a piece of string and two players. The object is to create a series of figures and seeing how many you can make before you can't make any more.

How To: Perform an amazing mind reading trick

Impress all of your friends with some magic, or as others like to say, illusions. You don't need to be a magician to learn the illusion of magic. See for yourself how easy it is to learn... watch this video tutorial to see how to perform an amazing mind reading trick, where you ask someone to think of number between 50 and 100, where both numbers have to be even numbers, and neither number can be the same. This mind reading trick leaves only six numbers left, essentially turning it into picki...

How To: Perform a "ghost coin" magic trick

Now you see it, now you don't. That's basically what's going on here. But it's more like now you see it, now you don't, but that's because the coin's in my other hand! With a little swiftness, good aim and superb catching skills, you too can perform this easy ghost coin trick, where it appears in one hand, then the other.

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