How To: Light a Cigarette with an Empty Lighter

Need a smoke, but no one has any matches and your lighter is fresh out of fuel? This how-to video has got a cool trick you can perform to light your cigarette if you ever run out of lighter fluid. Despite the lighter being out of gas, you can still make a fire to light your cig. All you need is the lighter and a sheet of toilet paper.

How To: Do the "Smack Light" trick with a Zippo lighter

Looking for a way to light your flame with flair? Look no further! In this clip, learn how to light your Zippo by smacking it on something - the bar, a hand, a friend.. without ever flicking the starter. This is a cool little trick to earn you some cred in your local pub. So, the next time someone is looking for a light, be ready with this cool effect.

How To: Push a Coin Through the Bottom of a Glass

This magic trick requires no equipment or setup and is sure to wow the crowd in any bar. The magician appears to thrust a coin upwards through the bottom of a pint glass, when really they use a French transfer to switch the coin to their other hand and drop it into the top of the glass with the hand that is holding the glass.

How To: Perform the erase the face card trick

Impress all of your friends with some card magic, or as others like to say, card manipulation or card trick. You don't need to be a magician to learn the illusion of magic with a deck of playing cards. See for yourself how easy it is to learn... watch this video tutorial to see how to perform the erase the face card trick, where one card erases the faces of four or five playing cards, magically. You will need a special deck for this erase the face trick.

How To: Perform the liquid transfer bar trick

This nifty little bar trick is sure to win you a free drink. What you'll need is two shot glasses, two quarters and some liquid to put in one of the shot glasses. Now, bet someone that you can transfer the liquid from the full shooter glass to the empty shooter glass without touching either of the two glasses.

How To: Perform the binary routine magic card trick

Watch this instructional magic card trick tutorial to learn how to perform the binary routine. This is an original series of user-created moves. There are 9 phases of the Binary Routine, 6 of which are false, and the other 3 are closers that involve a color card change at the end. This video provides instruction on 2 false cuts and 1 closer, along with some possible variations. Just keep in mind, there is room for adjustment with these phases. If you find a better way to do a certain move, th...

How To: Perform the "The Ten of Hearts" card trick

In this video tutorial, we learn how to perform the "The Ten of Hearts" (or "TheTenofHearts") card trick. For more information about the trick and its execution, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started incorporating this trick into your own routines, watch this free video card magic lesson.

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: Do the gimmicked card color change trick

In this Magic & Parlor Tricks video tutorial you will learn how to do the gimmicked card color change trick. For this you will need two cards of different colors; a red card and a black card. Fold each of the cards right in the middle. Then glue the top half of the two cards at the back. The bottom halves of both cards should be free. Now take a third card and attach its face to the bottom halves of the two cards on the outer side. So, when you move the middle flap up or down, the card is goi...

How To: Do the Chinese sticks magic trick

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do the Chinese sticks magic trick. The magician begins by showing the audience the two Chinese sticks together. When he pull the string down on one side, the other one goes up. Do this a few times to make the audience believe there is a string between the sticks. Then separate the two sticks to show the audience that there is no string between the sticks. But the magician is still able to pull the string down on one side and the other side will go ...

How To: Do the "Devil's Spin Reverse 12 23 34" pen spin trick

Interested in pen spinning? Want to pick up a few moves? Pen spinning is the skilled movement of a writing instrument or pen with one's hands. It is used as a source of self entertainment (often for students), but there is a great deal of pen spinning culture (competitions, websites, etc.). Watch this pen spinning tutorial video and learn how to perform the "Devil's Spin Reverse 12 23 34" move.

How To: Perform the card out of thin air card trick

Impress all of your friends with some card magic, or as others like to say, card manipulation or card trick. You don't need to be a magician to learn the illusion of magic with a deck of playing cards. See for yourself how easy it is to learn... watch this video tutorial to see how to perform the card out of thin air card trick, where you magically pull a card out of somebody's head, out of thin air, when you are really just hiding the card.

How To: Perform the "Out of Order" card trick

This is a video tutorial on how to perform the "Out of Order" card trick. For the trick, you need a deck of cards. The effect of the trick is that after showing the deck to the spectator, the performer deals out the deck into 3 piles. He collects all the piles and makes a new deck. Then he cuts the cards and deals out the deck in the same way one more time. Then he makes a new deck and deals the cards into 12 piles. Every 13th card is an ace and all the piles have all the numbers together i.e...

How To: Use a stripper deck for basic tricks

Following the Dalton incident, the stripper deck rapidly fell out of favor with poker cheats, but remains popular to this day with magicians. The deck looks perfectly normal but has tapered edges on all the cards. The goal of the magician in using a stripped deck is to have a person choose a card, then replace it in the deck facing the opposite direction, so that the tapered or stripped edge of the card stands out from the smooth edge of all the other cards.

How To: Perform the "flying" card trick

As far as your audience is concerned, there are few things less magical than a card trick seen a dozen or more times. As such, as a magician, it's important that you build a strong repertory of tricks to maintain your public's interest. And what better place to start than the "flying" card trick outlined in this free video magic lesson.

How To: Spin a staff

This video staff spinning tutorial series demonstrates a variety of different beginning spins: the basic spin, the figure eight spin, and the primary backspin. Staff spinning doesn't take anything but practice, and some good tips don't hurt. Watch these instructional videos and learn how to spin a staff like a pro.

How To: Escape from handcuffs using three methods

For any number of tight situations, it might be a good idea to learn how to escape from handcuffs. Spike TV shows you three easy methods to escape from handcuff in this tricks how-to video. Follow along and see that you don't have to be a magician for this cool trick/skill. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to break out of a pair of handcuffs. Escape from handcuffs using three methods.

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