Hot Prop Tricks How-Tos

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: Spin a book on your finger

If you want a challenge, try this at home or anywhere. Learn to spin a book on your finger. This will make you enjoy more of your vacant time. It also helps your balancing skill developed. 1. Get a book. 2. Get your finger to the center of the gravity of the book. 3. Spin the book on your finger. 4. As the book spins, your finger gets outside of the center. 5. Try to get your finger back to the center and you can do that by moving your hand in a linear circular manner. 6. Keep practicing by s...

How To: Do the Criss Angel disappearing coin trick

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do the drop coin vanish magic trick. The magician begin by holding onto a coin and shows the audience that the other hands is empty. Then the magician takes the coin with the other hand and starts to rub it. When he opens his hand, the coin has been vanished. To do this trick, hold onto the coin in between your thumb, index and middle fingers. The coin should be down about half way. They key is to create an illusion that you're taking the coin, whe...

How To: Perform the even/uneven ropes magic trick

We see into the future…and you're in front of an audience wowing them with this cool trick! Get ready to learn the Even/Uneven Ropes! All you need is a rope and pair of scissors. You will need 60” of clothesline rope and a pair of scissors. 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: 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: Perform a great rope escape magic trick

Grab a friend and get ready to perform some magic! The Great Rope Escape is sure to amaze your audience! You will need a rope (two pieces, each roughly 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.

How To: Defy gravity with a water trick

In this tutorial, we learn how to defy gravity with a water trick. First, you will need to fill a cup with water. After this, place a piece of plastic over the top of the cup. After this, push the plastic down, then turn the cup upside down. You will notice that the water does not immediately come out of the cup! Next, place a plastic bag filled with water into water, then bring it out and poke two pencils through, and none of the water will immediately leak out! These are great tricks to sho...

How To: Understand the secret behind vanishing tricks

In this video from Socoolscienceshow, Crazy Chris explains to us how magicians make things disappear. For this he uses a plate, cup, and a napkin. You cover the cup and plate with a napkin. He removes the napkin with the cup and shows that he taped the cup to the bottom of the plate so they are both removed at the same time. To maintain the look of the cup in that napkin when it's removed he shows that he trace the cup onto some construction paper cut it out, and tape it to the napkin. Then h...

How To: Perform a coin stand magic trick

Learn how to do two simple coin vanishing tricks with a coin stand and with just your hands from this instructional video. A gimmick coin stand will make coins disappear into a false hollow. Watch this video magic tutorial and find out how to perform some coin vanishing tricks with just your hands or with the help of a coin stand prop.

How To: Magically guess a random sentence from a book

In this tutorial, learn the secret behind the magic trick. You know that amazing trick where a magician asks you to choose any line from a book and he will guess it? Well, in this video you will discover the secret behind that very trick. This is much more simple than you would think and anyone can do it with the right set up. So, check it out and start baffling your buddies.

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: Perform a Cut and Restore Rope magic trick

This rope trick will have your audience asking "how'd you do that?" You will need a length of think rope about 3-4 feet long and a pair of scissors. 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 Jumping Ring Trick

OK, don't use this video to propose to your future wife, but DO try this video to impress your friends and family. You'll need a ring and an audience and you'll be able to show them how the ring jumps off one finger to another. It's magic!

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: 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 "pulling a rabbit out of a hat" magic trick

Magic Trick: Pulling a Rabbit Out of a Hat 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: Perform the "coin through the soda can" magic trick

The goal of this video tutorial is to teach you how to perform the "coin through the soda can" magic prop 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 the soda can magic trick.

How To: Link rubber bands trick

In this tutorial, we learn how to link rubber bands trick. To start, you will need to have two rubber bands. After you have these, you will count to '3' and then link the rubber bands together. This is a very simple trick to do, just hold the hands in each of your hands. Then, stretch these apart, putting your thumb on the bottom part of the top rubber band. Then, when you count to '3', you will quickly move and put your middle finger through the other rubber band, making them link together. ...

How To: Make a coin disappear in your hand

There are a million ways to make a coin disappear, but the classic technique in this how-to video is used in hundreds of tricks. This is a simple illusion that every good magician should know. All you need is a large coin and your own two hands. Watch this video magic tutorial and learn how to perform a basic vanishing coin trick.

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.

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