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How To: Perform the Faro Shuffle card trick

To do the Faro shuffle card trick, first divide the deck in half. With practice you should be able to accurately make an even division. Hold your left hand underneath the deck and your right hand on top of the deck. Use the two halves to square up the deck. Go in on an angle, intertwining the cards. Make them meet on the bottom and apply a little bit of pressure to them. They will naturally intertwine. Spread out the cards on a table in two columns to check your shuffling technique. You can a...

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: Perform a bar trick using a bandana or cloth napkin

In this tutorial, learn how to trick people in a bar or at a party. This trick requires only a small piece of cloth like a napkin or bandana. You ask an opponent to try and tie the cloth in a knot without crossing their arms or letting go of the ends of the fabric. This may sound impossible but with a simple slight of hand you'll be able to tie it and win your bet!

How To: Perform a self lighting candle trick

In this trick - which is perfect for any restaurant or bar - you will learn how to light a candle without actually ever touching a flame to the wick. Don't think it's possible? Think again! You will learn exactly how to do this illusion and amaze everyone around you. Score some free drinks or a couple bucks with this supernatural feeling goof.

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: Do the finger palm coin vanish trick

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a finger palm coin vanishing magic trick. The user begins placing a coin in their hand on the middle and fore finger. It should be placed where the fingers meet the palm of the hand. Flip the coin over a couple of times, and make sure that it stays. Then the user tells the audience that they will place the coin into the other hand. As the user pretends to toss the coin into the other hand, they should give the illusion that it is in the other ha...

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: Escape from a straitjacket

With the help of magician Dan Martin, you'll learn the steps to escape from a straitjacket! Hopefully you won't find yourself in a serious situation where you need to escape from a straitjacket, but if you want to simply impress your friends or put on a magic show, this video is a great tutorial for you.

How To: Do the one-handed shuffle for magic

Learn the craft of magic. This magic tutorial demonstrates the following trick: the one handed shuffle. Jarek is an 18 year old magician here to instruct his love of magic. Magic tricks take time and patience to learn. Watch this magic trick tutorial to master the one handed shuffle.

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 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...

How To: Perform a Cut and Restore Paper magic trick

Amaze your audience with a trick that just won't quit! Make sure you have a newspaper, glue, scissors, and powder to perform the Cut and Restored Paper trick. You will need one newspaper, scissors, rubber cement and talcum powder. 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: Do the three cups trick

This video demonstrates how to trick people into buying you a drink by using the three cups trick. To do the trick, you have to flip all three cups face up by flipping over two cups at the same time. The key lies in setting the cups up differently for the mark.

How To: Break a glass bottle with your bare hands

A broken bottle is a very dangerous weapon, and creating one quickly and easily in a combat situation can be the difference between life and death. It's also just kind of fun to break bottles. Whatever your motivation, this video will show you how to break a glass bottle quickly and easily using only your bare hands. It takes some practice, you might want to use gloves or a hammer at first, but once you get the hang of it it makes a great trick.

How To: Cut cards (shuffle cards) with one hand

Want to look totally pro when you deal blackjack, or even just when you're playing Go Fish with your friends? Then check out this easy yet super impressive card shuffling trick. Cutting cards can either be boring or a spectacle, so add some spice to your card game by shuffling it impressively in one hand.

How To: Do the key card magic trick

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do the key card magic trick. The magician begins by shuffling the deck and ask the spectator to select a card. The spectator will remember the card and the magician will place the card on top of the deck. Then the magician lets the spectator cut the deck numerous times. Now the magician starts to deal the cards face up one at a time. The magician asks the spectator to look for the card, but not to tell him/her. Then the magician turns over the key ...