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How To: Palm objects for magic tricks

Learn how to perform simple palming techniques from this instructional video. Palming allows a magician to hide objects in the palm of their hand, while creating the illusion of having absolute nothing hidden. Watch this video magic tutorial and find out how to palm hidden objects, like coins, cards, or even poker chips, for any sort of magic trick.

How To: Break a beer bottle with the palm of your hand

Next time you're at a party, try this beer bottle trick out. See how to break the bottom out of a beer bottle, with just hands and water. You just fill the empty beer bottle up with cold water, hold the neck in your hand, point the bottom in a safe direction, and smash your palm against the mouth. Simple as that.

How To: Shuffle your cards in sleeves in 2 different ways

Two techniques to shuffling cards in sleeves are the brick shuffle and the sleeve shuffle. These are not shuffling methods that casinos use. To do a brick shuffle, put your deck of cards in one hand and use the other hand to quickly move stacks of cards into different places in the deck. The brick shuffling technique has the propensity to warp the cards. To execute a sleeve shuffle, divide the deck of cards into two stacks and then thread the two stacks into one another using gentle pressure....

How To: Perform the Card-Toon 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: Fan a deck of cards for card tricks

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 mind reading card magic trick

You don’t have to be a psychic to read someone’s mind – or, at least, to make them think you’re reading their mind, as shown in this how-to video. You will need one card with an "X" on back, an envelope with "you will choose (blank card)," a duplicate of the third card, and a flat surface. Watch this video magic tutorial and create the illusion of reading someone's mind while performing a card trick.

How To: Make your fingers smoke

Are you so hot you're smokin'? Well you will be if you can pull the magic trick in this how-to video off! Watch this instructional video and see just how to make your fingers smoke. This trick can be tried out any time you've got a box of matches and a water faucet handy.

How To: Use a stripper deck for basic tricks

Following the Dalton incident, the stripper deck rapidly fell out of favor with poker cheats, but remains popular to this day with magicians. The deck looks perfectly normal but has tapered edges on all the cards. The goal of the magician in using a stripped deck is to have a person choose a card, then replace it in the deck facing the opposite direction, so that the tapered or stripped edge of the card stands out from the smooth edge of all the other cards.

How To: Pick pockets like a pro

Learn how to pick pockets just the way pro thieves do it! This video will take you through the way pros go through their process, from finding a mark to making the switch. It even tells you how to avoid being the mark. This video will show how to pick pockets like a pro.

How To: Perform the mind blowing trick "card text"

First of all you need to a set up deck. You need to learn about two things. First you need to learn about calculating the numerical value of the card and also work out the suit the card. First take out a card and lay it face up. This is 4 of clubs. The rule here is that next card shall be 3 more in numerical value because this deck is a set up. So pick the next card that is 7(4+3) of hearts then 10 of spade (10+3) and then king of diamonds (10+3). Now remember the phrase "chsd", c for club, h...

How To: Spread a deck of cards

In this magic card trick tutorial, learn how to spread a deck of cards and impress your spectators. Magicians use this trick to show off their skills, but it's deceivingly simple to perform. This magic trick is also known as a table spread or a flourish.

How To: Put a secret message on a Skittle

Here is a neat little way to manipulate a bag of Skittles to insert a secret message. Shock your friends and bedazzle your family with a neat little trick that will sure to leave them scratching their heads. Insert a message into the Skittles and have fun fooling everyone.

How To: Make poi and hold them

We often get emails asking us about poi, how to make them, how to hold them, etc. We had such a great crew of people gathered in Thailand, we decided to Show our Poi. If you're looking for ideas for practice poi or fire poi, you've come to the right video.

How To: Perform the card out of thin air card trick

Impress all of your friends with some card magic, or as others like to say, card manipulation or card trick. You don't need to be a magician to learn the illusion of magic with a deck of playing cards. See for yourself how easy it is to learn... watch this video tutorial to see how to perform the card out of thin air card trick, where you magically pull a card out of somebody's head, out of thin air, when you are really just hiding the card.

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: Perform the "healed and sealed" soda can magic trick

The goal of this video tutorial is to teach you how to perform the "healed and sealed" soda can magic trick. This instructional is to help anyone wanting to be a magician, helping you understand technique and presentation of simple but effective illusions. These tricks are pretty easy, but with time, practice and patience you will be able to amaze your friends and your family. Learn the healed and sealed prop magic trick.

How To: Perform a blue moon 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 blue moon fan card flourish, where you fan two decks of cards at the same time in the shape of a moon. This blue moon fan card flourish is an impressive card trick, no magic involved.

How To: Escape from handcuffs using three methods

For any number of tight situations, it might be a good idea to learn how to escape from handcuffs. Spike TV shows you three easy methods to escape from handcuff in this tricks how-to video. Follow along and see that you don't have to be a magician for this cool trick/skill. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to break out of a pair of handcuffs. Escape from handcuffs using three methods.

How To: Levitate any object

In this tutorial, we learn how to levitate any object. You will need: four batteries, two empty cans, playing card, and a ball of tin foil to do this trick. To start, you will need to first tape two of the same batteries on the side of each of the cans. Then place the cans on opposite sides of the table from each other. After this, bend the playing card so it stands up on the side. Then, roll a small ball of foil up and place it on top. From here, you should be able to lift the cans up and th...

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...