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: 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: Make a hot air balloon shape using a rubberband

In this video tutorial Slipperypiggy5 shows an easy way to make a hot air balloon with a rubber band. Take a rubber band put one end on the thumb and the other on the little finger of left hand. With the right hand's finger (index finger) make a twist in the middle and put it on the middle finger of left. Take one part of the loop from the little finger and put it on the thumb and do vice versa. Hold the middle part with right hands index finger and release all loops of thumb and little finge...

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 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 cell phone mentalism card trick

This video teaches us how to perform a magic trick with a deck of cards and a cell phone. The presenter starts by talking about a man named Eddie Carrol, who apparently hates the presenter for revealing these card tricks on YouTube. The presenter leaves his cell phone and a deck of cards and leaves the room. A spectator is chosen to pick one card out of the deck. When the card has been picked the magician's assistant calls the magician and says that the card has been picked. The trick is how ...

How To: Perform the "box switch" card trick

Aspiring card shark? Sink your pearly whites into this easy, impressive illusion. In this free video magic lesson from YouTube user experthowto, you'll learn how to perform the "box switch" card trick using simple sleight of hand. For more information, including a step-by-step breakdown of the trick, watch this prestidigitator's guide.

How To: Perform the four aces 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 four aces card trick, where you pick cards randomly out of the deck, put them into four piles and reveal four aces on the top of each pile.

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: 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 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...

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