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How To: Perform the "tell the truth" card trick

This video shows you a mind-reading card trick. This particular trick requires 8 cards: 4 kings and 4 queens. First, the subject is asked to memorize one of the 8 cards as they are laid out before the subject, face-side up. The cards are picked up and sorted in various ways and the subject is asked a series of questions. The questions are always asking whether the card the subject memorized is in a certain group that the trick performer presents. The card in question always is in the group th...

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 "jack's party" magic card trick

What else can you do with a deck of cards besides play games? Magic! There's nothing better for a magician's repertoire than a few great card tricks, so make sure you watch this video tutorial on how to perform the "jack's party" magic card trick. This is a lengthy trick, but it's sure to amaze and baffle anyone. To do this jack's party card trick, a little mathematics goes a long way, so don't fall asleep in math class.

How To: Make a head turning iIlusion with a paper toy

Create your own head turning magic by creating the easy to make paper toy in this how-to video. Make two paper dunce caps, cut out face holes, and stick the prop onto an assistant for this trick. Spinning the paper hats around creates a creepy illusion that the assistant's head is spinning around on their neck like magic. Check out this instructional video and learn how to perform this head-turning illusion.

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: 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: 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 three-card Monte throw card trick

Aspiring card shark? Sink your teeth into this simple card trick. In this free video magic lesson from YouTube user experthowto, you'll learn how to perform the "three-card Monte" (or three-card marney) card toss trick. For more information, including a step-by-step breakdown of the trick, watch this prestidigitator's guide.

How To: Do the probability card trick

First of all you need two different types of playing cards. You can take the blue and the red color cards. Spread these cards on the table facing downwards. Now mix them together randomly. Again mix them as thoroughly as you can on the table. Now pick out a red color card of your choice from anywhere on the table. Now again mix the cards thoroughly on the table. Now pick up any blue card of your choice anywhere from the table. Now ask the audience “what probability is that of picking the sa...

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: Levitate a card easily

MYQUICKTRICKS Shuffle the cards and ask the audience to pick a card. Once they pick a card cut the deck and have them place their card in on the top of the bottom stack. Place the top half on top of the bottom half but stick your pinky in the back so to hold the place of the card they picked. Cut the deck so their card is now on the top and begin to shuffle making sure their card stays at the top of the deck. Cut the deck with one hand and place the rubber band on the card they picked. Squeez...

How To: Perform the Criss-Cross card trick

How to Disturb Reality is here to teach you some magic card tricks that you can learn directly at home. This video will hopefully inspire you to become a great magician, so if you're here to just learn card tricks and not perform them, you're here for the wrong reason!

How To: Perform a joker card trick

Improve your magician skills with this magic card trick video lesson. This magical tutorial will show you how to perform a joker card trick. Doing a joker card trick just takes a little sleight of hand and practice. See the reveal of this cool card trick.

How To: Perform the pressure fan card trick

What to be a magician, but only when it comes to card tricks? Just Flourish will help you improve your magic skills with that deck of cards. This video specifically covers how to perform the two-handed pressure fan card trick. This basic "magic revealed" tutorial into the land of card tricks will show you just how to do the pressure fan. Perform the pressure fan card trick.

How To: Perform a vanishing feet magic trick

If you want to learn a cool magic trick, then you've come to the right place! Amaze your family and friends with…the Vanishing Feet! You will need a towel to perform the Vanishing Feet trick. 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 off your shoes and grab a large towel. Fold the top of the towel over your hands a few inches so that when held at chest height your ankles are...