Hot Magic & Parlor Tricks How-Tos

How To: Light a Cigarette with an Empty Lighter

Need a smoke, but no one has any matches and your lighter is fresh out of fuel? This how-to video has got a cool trick you can perform to light your cigarette if you ever run out of lighter fluid. Despite the lighter being out of gas, you can still make a fire to light your cig. All you need is the lighter and a sheet of toilet paper.

How To: Perform the "rope through the neck" trick

This video starts off with a magician performing a trick that he will teach. You are going to need a length of rope or a scarf to do this trick. The rope or scarf should be about five feet long. Put the rope behind your head so the sides are hanging normally down your chest. You’ll want the rope that is on the left side hanging a little lower then the right. Reach with the right hand and grab the rope high on your chest. With the left hand grab the rope on the right side making sure your left...

How To: Do the "Jack the bounty hunter" card trick

This card trick is called Jack the Bounty Hunter. After a series of cuts, placements, and sorting, Jack the Bounty Hunter ends up adjacent to a card the spectator picked earlier in the trick. Brief synopsis of the procedure (you need to see the video for the full explanation): First, you set a Jack aside. Then you make two piles of 15 cards and set them aside. The spectator gets a pile, and you get a pile. Cards are cut. The spectator picks a card from the remainder of the deck. The spectator...

How To: Perform the Last 3 card trick

For this tutorial we are picking three Aces because they are the easiest to remember. Make 4 piles of cards. First pile is ten cards. Second pile is 15 cards. Third pile is 15 cards. The last pile will be 9. Take the Ace of Spades (the example card),put it on one pile and put any number of cards on top. Take the Ace of Hearts (another example card), put it on the second pile and put any number of cards on top. Take the last Ace put it on top and put the last pile on top of that one. Stack the...

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 All Sorted card trick

Want to learn a great card trick that will really fool your friends? All you need is a deck of cards to perform this cool trick! You will need one deck of cards. 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 a deck of cards and remove all of the face cards (Jacks, Queens, and Kings) and Aces. Separate the cards by suit (hearts, clubs, spades, diamonds) so you have four piles. Eac...

How To: Eat Fire (And Look Damn Good Doin' It)

Eating fire is a guaranteed method of not only impressing an entire room, but also instantly settling any questions as to whether or not you're a complete and total stone cold BAD ASS. When you can casually whip this trick out in a bar, you're not only going to get your drinks bought for you for the rest of the night, but at least three phone numbers scrawled on the backs of napkins.

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 "impossible card location" magic 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 "impossible card location" magic trick. This is a lengthy trick, but it's sure to amaze and baffle anyone. To do this impossible card location card trick, a little mathematics goes a long way, so don't fall asleep in math class.

How To: Get free drinks with a glass and coin bar trick

You're sitting at a pub and are trying to impress a few ladies, but how? With a magic trick, that's how. Pose the question, "Can you pour the liquid into the other glass, but without touching either glass, and without dropping either of the two coins?" You may find that the answer to this is extremely easy, so impress the ladies, or bet your fellow drunkards into giving you free drinks... anytime. See how you can get free drinks with a glass and coin bar trick.

How To: Pull out a bill from under coins without moving them

This bar trick can easily be turned into a bet to win you some free drinks. Place a bill on the edge of a glass and top with coins. Follow along with this how-to video to find out how to pull out the bill without knocking the coins over. Other people can try, but they won't know how the trick is done. Watch this video magic tutorial and learn how to do this simple bar trick for some free drinks.

How To: Perform the "coin bend" magic trick

Magic is something almost everybody wants to learn, so why not learn now? Magic tricks can be done by anybody, you just need a little confidence and a little sleight of hand to pull off the illusion. This video tutorial will show you how to perform the "coin bend" magic trick. Be a magician to your friends and your family! This is basic magic for beginners, so don't fret, see the reveal... learn how to bend an ordinary coin in half.

How To: Split an apple in half with one finger

Apples are delicious and nutritious, but do you ever find that you want to cut one in half but don't have a knife? How will you ever split the apple with whomever you're with? You can. This video will show you how to split an apple in half pretty cleanly using one finger as a blade. All you do is put one forefinger on the top of the apple and bang on it with your other hand a couple times. The apple will split before you finger does, and you'll have to clean halves on an apple!

How To: Perform brusspup's "Amazing Shampoo Trick"

In this video tutorial from YouTube's brusspup, we learn how to perform the "Amazing Shampoo" magic trick. For more information about the trick and its execution, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started incorporating this trick into your own routines, watch this free video magic lesson.

How To: Perform the "Amazing Stick Trick"

In this video tutorial, we learn how to perform the "Amazing Stick" magic trick. For more information about the trick and its execution, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started incorporating this trick into your own routines, watch this free video magic lesson.

How To: Perform tons of cool magic tricks at the dinner table

In this clip, learn how to do some cool magic tricks at the dinner table to impress your friends and family. This informative tutorial will show you a ton of awesome tricks and let you in on all of the secrets. All you need are items you already have in your kitchen and are normally on the table in nearly every restaurant. Let Justin Kredible take you on a journey of magic in this clip.

How To: Make a Coin Jump from Hand to Hand with Magic

In this tutorial, learn a funky magic trick that you can perform anywhere. In this video, you will see exactly how to flip a coin just right so that it appears to have jumped from one closed hand to another. This process is really simple, but will require some practice. So, feel free to rewind the video if you need more help. Have fun!

How To: Cheat in poker with the bottom deal card trick

Cheating in poker is usually frowned upon; however, this video shows you the best way to do it! Dealing yourself pre-arranged cards from the bottom of the deck is the easiest way to accomplish this. Dealing fast conceals the movement. Next we are shown a trick. Place the four aces on the top of the deck and the four kings on the bottom. Then by arranging the cards in the correct order and appearing to cut the deck, you deal yourself a lot of aces. The other players won't be able to notice you...

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