American magician and master of endurance David Blaine delivers a TED talk on the challenge of holding one's breath for as long as humanly possible. Blaine currently holds the Guinness World Record for longest breath held, at 17 minutes. His journey to achieve this feat (described below) is quite interesting, don't miss it.
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...
Make matchsticks jump! This impressive magic jumping matchstick bar trick is revealed for all - all the details. Win beer or money anywhere. Perfect for performing at a gathering, and it's so easy to learn. Only common household items are used.
Check out this how-to video and see how you can park a beer bottle in the corner of a room. It looks as if the beer bottle is hanging on the wall. This is a very cool beer bottle trick, just be careful not to damage the paint. There's not gimmick to the trick in this instructional video, and you won't need any glue.
Bottle caps can be fun! Check out this super cool video on how to flick a bottle cap.
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!
You're about to learn some incredible close-up magic tricks from Close Up Card Tricks that you can perform right away. You don't have to be a professional magician to do these card tricks, and you don't even have to practice them that much!
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.
Learn how to do the Korean Backaround with this pen spinning tutorial.
How do you make an object suddenly appear to defy gravity? I'll show you! No camera tricks, this is an up-close parlor magic trick! The ring travels not because of gravity but because of friction. Check out the illusion for yourself.
A magician's heart is easy to open, with a soda can tab. This simple prop trick just takes a soda can pull tab and a simple sleight of hand, the ability to palm small objects behind fingers. Watch this video magic tutorial and learn how to perform this soda can tab palming trick.
Watch this video to learn how to make smudged gaff cards. Gaff cards are used for magic tricks and look different then normal playing cards.
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.
A tutorial for a beginner's magic trick - the Erdnase color change - in which you appear to change the color of a card with a simple hand gesture.
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.
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. ...
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.
In this tutorial, learn how to make an ordinary coin vanish before your very eyes! For this trick, you will need a normal coin and a tube of lip balm. The lip balm helps the coin to secretly stick to the back of your hand.
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.
Humans don't really have the strength to rip a solid apple in half.. or do they? In this video, learn a cool trick for separating any apple with nothing but your bare hands. This comes in handy as a magic trick, or, more practically, as a way to enjoy a fresh apple without a knife.
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 ‚Äúwhat probability is that of picking the sa...
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...
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...
Apply a bit of moisture to your palm and you can magically lift a coin off a table. It's a great trick for any bar bet. Try out the "coin lift" magic trick and challenge your friends.
For all brainteaser fanatics, this one is for you. Challenge yourself to move four matches to form three equilateral triangles. Press pause to think about it before you find out the answer. Are you stumped yet? Can you figure out this brainteaser in less than ten minutes? You'll be surprised to find out how easy this puzzle answer is.
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!
Need a little help with your magic card skills? Check out this video tutorial to learn how to perform the "best card trick in the world" 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.
A nice discreet move to change the color of the top card or face of the top card of a deck. This is slightly more advanced card trick to perform when doing an up-close card trick.
Watch this pen spinning video tutorial to learn how to do some basic pen spinning tricks, like the Twisted Sonic, the Reverse Twisted Sonic, Thumb Around, Multiple Thumbspin, Infinity, Shadow, and Back Around.
Learn how to do the Thumbspin 1.5 with this pen spinning tutorial.
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.
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...
Want to learn how to make a grape magically disappear? Let Ryan Oakes show you how in this mystical Mouth Magic trick! You will need two grapes. Sometimes we use materials that require adult supervision... like scissors so make sure you have friends and family around whenever you do magic tricks.
A wave of all it appears to take to find the selected cards in the Red and Black card trick. Of course, it takes a little set-up to create this illusion. Learn how to perform the Red and Black card trick by watching this video magic tutorial.
A fancy flourish known as the thumb fan. A basic flourish to
You shuffle the deck, then have a spectator cut the deck, now with out looking at the cards you make a prediction of what the 27th card is , then you have the spectator count down 27 cards and sure enough it matches your prediction.
See how you can produce smoke from your fingertips with this bar trick.
Perform a magic trick in which you appear to make a quarter disappear in your handkerchief.
Balance almost anything small on the tips of 4 knives. No glue, not tape just common sense... See for yourself.