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: 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: 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 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: Chug a Beer

It doesn't take much skill to drink beer fast, but to chug an entire beer in one gulp is an art. Learn how to execute this bar trick by picking up a few simple techniques. Start watching and start chugging.

How To: Perform the Pentagon Display card flourish

Show off your card trick skills with a little XCM (extreme card manipulation). This video tutorial will show you how to perform the Lang-Pentagon Display card flourish. There's no magic involved here, just some card manipulation for a great show. The card flourish is a technique for card handling that magicians use, perfect for making card tricks more impressive. See how to do the Pentagon Display.

How To: Make an empty can full again

You can learn a magic trick that will make an empty can full again, just watch this how-to video. You need a can of soda, piece of paper, black texta, scissors, and a marker. You trim the paper to best fit the can's mouth, insert a hole behind the can's mouth, and squeeze about 2/3 of the can out. Check out this video magic tutorial and learn how to create the illusion of filling up an empty can.

How To: Perform a thumb fan card flourish

Card flourishes are more of an art form, not really necessary for your magic card tricks and illusions, but really cool to impress your friends. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to perform a thumb fan card flourish, which shows you how to fan a deck of playing cards with... obviously your thumb. This thumb fan card flourish is an impressive card trick, no magic involved.

How To: Perform the All Sorted card trick

Want to learn a great card trick that will really fool your friends? All you need is a deck of cards to perform this cool trick! You will need one deck of cards. 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. Take a deck of cards and remove all of the face cards (Jacks, Queens, and Kings) and Aces. Separate the cards by suit (hearts, clubs, spades, diamonds) so you have four piles. Eac...

How To: Perform the "Best Coin Trick in the World"

Hello ladies and gentlemen, Greg Solomon is here today in this video tutorial to teach you how to perform the "Best Coin Trick in the World". He will show for you, and perform for you what many have referred to as the best coin trick there is. Immediately following the performance of this illusion, Greg will reveal to you, and explain to you how the coin illusion is performed.

How To: Do the "Jack the bounty hunter" card trick

This card trick is called Jack the Bounty Hunter. After a series of cuts, placements, and sorting, Jack the Bounty Hunter ends up adjacent to a card the spectator picked earlier in the trick. Brief synopsis of the procedure (you need to see the video for the full explanation): First, you set a Jack aside. Then you make two piles of 15 cards and set them aside. The spectator gets a pile, and you get a pile. Cards are cut. The spectator picks a card from the remainder of the deck. The spectator...

How To: Make a matchstick stand up on its head

Is it magic or is it an illusion? See for yourself when you watch this video tutorial on how to make a matchstick stand up on its head. There's an easy solution to this magic trick, easier than you think. You don't need to be a magician to perform this match standing on its head trick. Anyone can do it!

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.

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