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How To: Perform "the coin fold" trick

In this video, we learn how to perform "the coin fold" trick. First, borrow a quarter and grab a piece of paper. Take the quarter and fold it up inside of the paper. This will prevent you from doing any slide of hand or trickery. Make sure they can see the coin inside of the paper. Next, you will need to take out your magic wand, which is in your back pocket. Wave it over the paper, and the coin should no longer be inside the paper. To do this, you will need to make sure the coin is inside of...

How To: Do the 4 Kings magic card trick

In order to perform the Four Kings magic card trick, you will need to begin with the set up. Remove the four kings for the deck. Place the four kings on top of the deck. When they pick a card, force your king as their card. Make it look like you are pushing their card into the center of the deck, instead, put it at the bottom of the break: i.e. underneath the 3 other kings. Show them the top four cards and show them that one of the cards is theirs, but peel off 7 cards, showing them their kin...

How To: Perform the classic card spitting trick

Isn't it great when magicians do that trick where they appear to be spitting a pile of cards out of their mouths? Have you ever wondered why they always have the hands right next to their mouths "catching" the cards? Well wonder no more. This video will show you how to do this classic card magic trick. It turns out your hands have to be there since they're holding the cards!

How To: Predict the outcome of a coin toss when you flip

Most of the time for official coin tosses the interested party calls the result while the coin is in the air. Often, the coin is allowed to land on the ground to prevent tampering. Assuming that you are in a flipping situation where you are flipping it into your hand and calling it when it gets to the hand, it is pretty easy to guess the result accurately. This video will show you how to do so by rubbing the coin quickly to determine whether it is bumpy-side (tails) up or smooth-side (heads).

How To: Perform the 'Devil's Elevator' Card Trick

Aspiring card shark? Sink your pearly whites into this easy, impressive illusion. In this free video magic lesson, you'll learn how to perform the "devil's elevator" card trick using sleight of hand. Watch this prestidigitator's guide for more information, including a step-by-step breakdown of the trick.

How To: Perform the "Erdnase" color change card trick

Aspiring card shark? Sink your pearly whites into this easy, impressive card illusion. In this free video magic lesson from YouTube user experthowto, you'll learn how to perform the "Erdnase" color change card trick using simple sleight of hand. For more information, including a step-by-step breakdown of the trick, watch this prestidigitator's guide.

How To: Execute the classic "oil and water" card trick

Got a deck of standard playing cards? Looking for your next great illusion? Look no further. In this free video magic lesson from YouTube user experthowto, you'll learn how to perform the classic "million dollar" card trick. For more information, including a step-by-step breakdown of the trick, watch this prestidigitator's guide.

How To: Perform a perfect reverse card trick

Card tricks can be, well, tricky. It requires an eager mind, quick hands, and patience to perform some of these cool illusions. This particular magic trick is one that is perfect for any beginner starting out and takes a short amount of time to perfect. Check out the tutorial above to find out how to perform a perfect reverse card trick. Good luck and enjoy!

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: Soap a deck of cards to spread more easily

Quick and simple technique to soap a deck of cards. Use any deck of cards. Use a bar of cashmere bouquet soap. Make an x mark on the back of EACH card using the soap. Shuffle several times in different directions and spring the cards to spread the soap better. Lay all the cards in the table to check smoothness. Try this easy approach to soap a deck of cards and see how smooth you can use the cards. Find other tips at Gary Ouellet's book, "Close Up Illusions".

How To: Do the doubling coins trick

This is a magic trick in which you turn one small coin into two larger coins. First you need to place the two larger coins horizontally between your index finger and your thumb. Then you need to place the smaller coin vertically against your index finger and thumb as to conceal the two larger coins. Then when you make a motion with your hand you can slide the smaller coin down and have two larger coins.

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: Perform a great rope escape magic trick

Grab a friend and get ready to perform some magic! The Great Rope Escape is sure to amaze your audience! You will need a rope (two pieces, each roughly 3 feet long). Sometimes we use materials that require adult supervision... like scissors so make sure you have friends and family around whenever you do magic tricks.