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 Magic Card Trick Swap

Learn how to perform the magic card trick 'the Swap'. This magic card trick is sure to impress friends and only requires a single deck of cards to perform. The card illusion makes it appear like you are switching two cards. It uses the 'double lift' method which is helpful in all sorts of magic card tricks! You can start training to become the next David Blaine or Criss Angel with this cool trick!

How To: Perform the "four queens" card trick

In this video, you can see the magician Andy Field giving an Excellent tutorial on how to do the "Four Queens" card trick. He gives an in depth guide on several small tricks you will need to do this successfully, such as pinky breaks and double-under cuts, as well as numerous other little tips. This trick involves showing your spectators four queens and two cards of their choosing, then leaving them speechless when they magically manage to switch places. He explains everything extremely well,...

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: 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: 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: Give your cigarette lighter a huge boost

This is a video tutorial about how to boost your cigarette lighter and get a much bigger flame. This is great for playing a joke or prank on a friend, or maybe you just need a bigger flame. You know what they say, "the bigger your flame, the bigger your..." Watch this how-to video and modify a lighter to get a tall flame.

How To: Do a bottle cap hand-swap trick

This video will teach you how to do a trick that you can use to win money off of your friends when they cannot do it. The task at hand is holding a plastic bottle cap in the thumb-forefinger gap in each hand and switch the caps without letting go of them. This video will show you the exact technique for making it work, which you friends will probably not know, rendering them completely unable to do this, frustrated, upset with you, and less however much money you bet them.

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: Pierce your fake tongue with skewers

Brian Brushwood reveals the techniques used to make super-realistic fake tongues, like those used in last year's Halloween Horror Nights show. Brian Brushwood on The Road shows how to make fake tongues to use for the magic illusion 'Sword through the Tongue' trick. He's performed this in his stage show at Universal Studios in Orlando.

How To: Perform the "cigarette through coin" magic trick

Magic Trick: The Cigarette Through Coin Have you ever heard of the Masked Magician? With the television series Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed, the so-called Masked Magician (Val Valentino) revealed secret after secret of the magicians repertoire. Valentino creates “the magic” then proceeds to reveal the reality of the illusions before a captivated television audience.

How To: Perform the "haunted deck" card trick

Spread out three cards for the spectators to see and memorize. Then place these selected cards back in the deck. Now place the deck in the open palm your left hand. Use the fingers of your right hand to create a magic like actions on the deck of cards. The spectators shall gulp in horror because what happens is that the cards start moving itself on your left palm. First of all the deck shall move towards the right and leave a card at the right side of your hand. Then the deck shall move itsel...

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