Hot Prop Tricks How-Tos

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: Split an apple in half with one finger

Apples are delicious and nutritious, but do you ever find that you want to cut one in half but don't have a knife? How will you ever split the apple with whomever you're with? You can. This video will show you how to split an apple in half pretty cleanly using one finger as a blade. All you do is put one forefinger on the top of the apple and bang on it with your other hand a couple times. The apple will split before you finger does, and you'll have to clean halves on an apple!

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: 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 magnetic paper clips magic trick

Have fun performing this trick at school…all you'll need are a couple of paper clips! You will need two paper clips and a magnet. 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. Hide the magnet underneath the fingers of your right hand by curling your fingertip over it. Magicians call this a finger palm.

How To: Perform the "Flick Spin Flick" Zippo lighter trick

In this clip, learn how to perform a cool, slight of hand Zippo lighter trick, step by step. This video will show you the entire trick - first fast, then slow motion and then give you detailed instructions. With this trick, you will learn to flip your lighter around in your hands and turn it on in the process. Light your cigarettes in style from now on with this illusion.

How To: Perform tons of cool magic tricks at the dinner table

In this clip, learn how to do some cool magic tricks at the dinner table to impress your friends and family. This informative tutorial will show you a ton of awesome tricks and let you in on all of the secrets. All you need are items you already have in your kitchen and are normally on the table in nearly every restaurant. Let Justin Kredible take you on a journey of magic in this clip.

How To: Pierce your fake tongue with skewers

Brian Brushwood reveals the techniques used to make super-realistic fake tongues, like those used in last year's Halloween Horror Nights show. Brian Brushwood on The Road shows how to make fake tongues to use for the magic illusion 'Sword through the Tongue' trick. He's performed this in his stage show at Universal Studios in Orlando.

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: 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: 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: Do rope magic tricks

In this street magic and illusion revealed video series, learn how to do rope magic tricks. Our expert magician will show you how to do the one handed knot trick, the three ropes to one trick, how to cut a rope in half and restore it, the ring and rope trick, and more. Get tips and pointers for executing these simple tricks for friends and strangers alike. Learn to astound and amaze…but first practice, practice, practice.