Hot Prop Tricks How-Tos

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: Perform the "healed and sealed" soda can magic trick

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

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 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: 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 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.

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 penetrating toothpick trick

This trick is super sweet and easy to do. What you'll be doing is called the penetrating toothpick trick, which will link two toothpicks together. Any bar or resturaunt that has wooden toothpicks will make for a great location to pull off this trick. This is also known as the linking cigarette trick which is very popular on the net right now.

How To: Levitate any object

In this tutorial, we learn how to levitate any object. You will need: four batteries, two empty cans, playing card, and a ball of tin foil to do this trick. To start, you will need to first tape two of the same batteries on the side of each of the cans. Then place the cans on opposite sides of the table from each other. After this, bend the playing card so it stands up on the side. Then, roll a small ball of foil up and place it on top. From here, you should be able to lift the cans up and th...

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: Break your finger off and eat it for a trick

Breaking a finger is painful, and the sight of broken fingers pointing in unnatural directions from the hand is enough to make many people ill. This video will show you how to terrify such people by pretending to first shrink your finger, then kick it up a notch by snapping off the finger, tossing it in the air, and eating it with a crunch. All you need to do this trick are some nuts, manual dexterity, and a showman's charisma. It's magic!

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: Do magic with a Rubik's cube & make a card boomerang

In this tutorial, learn how to do a variety of very cool tricks. In the first, you will appear to solve a jumbled Rubik's cube in less than two seconds by jumping up and magically moving the pieces into place. In the second, learn how to stack dice like in a video game. The third will show you how to turn an ordinary playing card (no gimmicks!) into a boomerang and finally you will train a disc to return to you when you throw it, as well.

How To: Perform the "Drop Spark" Zippo lighter trick

In this clip, learn how to perform the Drop Spark with your Zippo. This trick requires a fast hand and practice but when you do master it, it's pretty cool. Basically, you will be dropping your lighter to spark it, so that it looks like you lit the flame effortlessly. Follow along and impress your friends the next time they ask for a light.

How To: Perform the cut and restored string trick

1. This video describes how to perform the cut and restored string trick. For performing this you need One "Scissor", "about 4 inch length of string", "one Straw" which you can get any restaurant or juice shop and "one X-acto Knife". Now actually prepare the straw, and the secret is in the straw in this case.

How To: Easily perform the levitation trick

This video shows the method to easily perform the levitation trick. In the trick, the person is seen levitating above the ground when viewed from the side. The trick behind this is that you are wearing only one shoe. The other shoe is kept between the feet. The second leg is kept on the ground. Here we use the toe of the foot to create the levitation effect. The foot with the shoe is slowly moved up. Simultaneously, the other foot is moved up squeezing the shoe which is not worn. The other sh...

How To: Do the "disappearing coin" bar trick

Try out this amazing bar trick… the "vanishing coin". Watch and learn how to make a small coin disappear under a shot glass and then magically reappear. Use this coin trick to hustle your friends or to just impress them. A little glue might just be the secret to disappearances.

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: Perform the indestructible balloon magic trick

Magic Girl is going to teach you a cool trick in this video tutorial that will blow you away, or will it? For this magic trick, grab a balloon and a needle. Watch Magic Girl perform her cool needle in the balloon trick without popping the balloon, until she finally reveals the secret of the indestructible balloon magic trick. It won't explode... amazing!

How To: Perform the ring through a rubber band magic trick

Learn how to do a magic trick! Yes, learn some magic you can do with all that useless junk lying around your house. This young girl will show you in this video tutorial, how to perform the ring through a rubber band magic trick. It isn't just an illusion, it's deception, it's sleight of hand, it's confidence. Grab your props and learn how to get a ring through a rubber band... see the reveal.