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 liquid transfer bar trick

This nifty little bar trick is sure to win you a free drink. What you'll need is two shot glasses, two quarters and some liquid to put in one of the shot glasses. Now, bet someone that you can transfer the liquid from the full shooter glass to the empty shooter glass without touching either of the two glasses.

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: Perform the "Best Card Trick in the World"

Hello ladies and gentlemen, Greg Solomon is here today in this video tutorial to teach you how to perform the "Best Card Trick in the World". He will show for you, and perform for you what many have referred to as the best card trick there is. See the performance of this illusion! Greg will reveal to you, and explain to you how the color change card illusion is performed.

How To: Do the "Thumbaround Harmonic" pen spinning trick

Interested in pen spinning? Want to pick up a few moves? Pen spinning is the skilled movement of a writing instrument or pen with one's hands. It is used as a source of self entertainment (often for students), but there is a great deal of pen spinning culture (competitions, websites, etc.). Watch this pen spinning tutorial video and learn how to perform the "Thumbaround Harmonic" move.

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: Break a glass bottle with your bare hands

A broken bottle is a very dangerous weapon, and creating one quickly and easily in a combat situation can be the difference between life and death. It's also just kind of fun to break bottles. Whatever your motivation, this video will show you how to break a glass bottle quickly and easily using only your bare hands. It takes some practice, you might want to use gloves or a hammer at first, but once you get the hang of it it makes a great trick.

How To: Perform the "oil and water" card trick

In this short, fun and informative tutorial, Andy Field demonstrates the Oil and Water trick using four black cards and four red cards. Four cards are placed on one side of the table and the four red cards are placed on the opposite side of the table. He then mixes the cards, pulling one card from each side to make a new pile of cards with alternating colors. One red, one black, one red and so on and so forth with each of the eight cards. After letting the cards sit for just a few seconds he ...

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: Levitate a card like David Blaine

This a video tutorial on how to levitate a card. This is basically a card trick. The effect created is that the spectator's selected card is magically revealed by rising out of the pack. The secret to the effect is your little finger. Shuffle the cards and then let the spectator select one card. Show the card to the spectator and tell him/her to put the card back anywhere they want. As the card is placed back, get a pinky break with your little finger above the card. Use multiple cuts to get ...

How To: Perform the egg trick

Check out this magic trick tutorial video to learn how to get a whole egg in a glass bottle using only 3 matches. This is a really quick and easy trick to perform. Just follow these simple instructions: Grab a glass bottle, 3 matches, and a peeled hardboiled egg. Drop 3 lit matches into the bottle. Place the egg on the jar, small end down. Watch as the egg slowly slips into the bottle without being able to get back out! Impress your friends with the egg trick!

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: 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: 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.

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