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 "appearing bird" magic trick

Magic Trick: The Appearing Bird 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 "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 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: 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: 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: Spin a pencil

This is a cool video tutorial teaching you different ways for how to spin a pencil/pen on your fingers. By using your thumb, index finger, and middle finger, while keeping in mind the weight balance, you will be able to learn how to do this trick with the easy steps that he provides. And with these techniques you can even twirl a banana or a screwdriver. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to spin a pencil.

How To: Chug a Beer

It doesn't take much skill to drink beer fast, but to chug an entire beer in one gulp is an art. Learn how to execute this bar trick by picking up a few simple techniques. Start watching and start chugging.

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 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 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: Make magic flash paper

Flash paper is used by magicians however it is very expensive to buy, here's how to make it the easy way! This is a perfect prop DIY for making magical paper that ignites easily. Normally you need sulphiric acid. This uses toilet paper, a crushed emergency flare and a camping stove.

How To: Pull a buck out from under five quarters on a beer

Impress your bar buddies or win a few bets with this neat beer bottle trick. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to pull a dollar bill out from under five quarters on a beer bottle. You'll need a fairly flat and firm dollar bill to do this trick, five quarters, and of course... the beer bottle. You only need one finger to pull that buck from atop the beer bottle, under five quarters. Pull a buck out from under five quarters on a beer.

How To: Push a Coin Through the Bottom of a Glass

This magic trick requires no equipment or setup and is sure to wow the crowd in any bar. The magician appears to thrust a coin upwards through the bottom of a pint glass, when really they use a French transfer to switch the coin to their other hand and drop it into the top of the glass with the hand that is holding the glass.

How To: Perform the color changing deck card trick

Improve your magician skills with this magic card trick video lesson. This magical tutorial will show you how to perform the color changing deck card trick. Doing the color changing deck card trick just takes a little sleight of hand and practice. See the reveal of this cool card trick.

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 front and back palm card trick

This how-to video is on how to perform the front and back palm card trick. In this video the person shows viewers how to conceal a playing card using one hand. The narrator explains everything from the precise finger placement for the concealment of the card, to revealing the playing card to your audience. He teaches viewers how to hide the card at all times and make it appear in a snap without anybody ever seeing your card. This video on how to perform the palm card trick will show even amat...

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