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: Perform the "top shot" card trick easily

Andy Field performs the top shot card trick in this video. To begin this card trick, first a spectator is needed to name a card, not pick a card (this instruction is repeated several times throughout the video to emphasize importance). The card chosen is the five of clubs. He asks if the viewer would like it done fast or very fast, and opts to do it "very fast but in slow motion." Next the deck is shuffled, and held in one hand. He snaps his fingers with the available hand, and the correct ca...

How To: Magically guess a random sentence from a book

In this tutorial, learn the secret behind the magic trick. You know that amazing trick where a magician asks you to choose any line from a book and he will guess it? Well, in this video you will discover the secret behind that very trick. This is much more simple than you would think and anyone can do it with the right set up. So, check it out and start baffling your buddies.

How To: Perform the four-of-a-kind magic card trick

When you're a magician people expect you to have a few good card tricks under your sleeve, so be prepared with this one! 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.

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.

How To: Perform the "linking rings" magic trick

Magic Trick: The Linking Rings 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: 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: Mind read with three questions

This trick is a form of "mentalism". This is done by asking three questions, and writing your answers on three separate pieces of paper. A mentalist first asks you a personal question, but instead of writing the 'answer' to that question, he writes the answer to the final 'easy' question...thereby getting a hidden jump on the answers making you think he is reading your mind. But in fact it is a trick.

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: Link rubber bands trick

In this tutorial, we learn how to link rubber bands trick. To start, you will need to have two rubber bands. After you have these, you will count to '3' and then link the rubber bands together. This is a very simple trick to do, just hold the hands in each of your hands. Then, stretch these apart, putting your thumb on the bottom part of the top rubber band. Then, when you count to '3', you will quickly move and put your middle finger through the other rubber band, making them link together. ...

How To: Perform a Cut and Restore Rope magic trick

This rope trick will have your audience asking "how'd you do that?" You will need a length of think rope about 3-4 feet long and a pair of scissors. 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: 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 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: Do a prediction card trick

Learn a unique prediction card trick to impress your friends. Items needed: a deck of cards (with the box), a pen and a piece of paper. Memorize and place 3 cards inside the box before you begin the trick. Make your spectators inspect or shuffle the remaining cards. Place the remaining cards inside the box and make sure your audience does not see the hidden ones inside. Tell your audience that you will make a prediction but do not disclose the number of cards you'll be predicting. Write down ...

How To: Spin a staff

This video staff spinning tutorial series demonstrates a variety of different beginning spins: the basic spin, the figure eight spin, and the primary backspin. Staff spinning doesn't take anything but practice, and some good tips don't hurt. Watch these instructional videos and learn how to spin a staff like a pro.

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 Do card tricks: "Mismag822" card trick revealed

This is a video tutorial in the Magic & Parlor Tricks category where you are going to learn how to do card tricks: "Mismag822" card trick revealed. This is really easy for beginners. Ask someone to tell you a number from one to ten and count up those many cards from the deck and place them face down on a table. Now count out the same number of cards two more times and put them on the table. Then ask them to place the rest of the pack on any one of the piles. Next ask them to pick up any one o...

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