e martë, 13 nëntor 2007

The Four Burglars

This classic trick is accompanied by a story. Four jacks are shown to be at the top of the deck, and one by one they are placed separately into different positions. The four jacks magically return to the top.

1) Secretly remove any three cards and the four jacks.
2) Hold the jacks in a fan, with the extra three cards placed below the lowest one.
3) Begin by display4) Neatly square the cards in the left hand, being careful to hide the other cards.
5) Turn the packet of cards face down and place them on top of the deck.
6) Take the top card of the deck and, without showing its face, push it into the deck towards to bottom. Leave it protruding half its length.
7) Take the new top card and push it into the deck at the halfway point. Leave it protruding as before.
8) Repeat with the new top card, inserting it about ten cards from the top of the deck.
9) Turn the top card face up to show a jack and place it face down.
10) Slowly push all four cards neatly and squarely into the deck.
11) Dribble the cards.
12) Deal the top four cards face up to show that the jacks have all returned.
ing the four jacks to the audience.

e diel, 24 qershor 2007

Walk Through Paper Trick

This is more of a "dare"/puzzle than it is a magic trick, but it's still fun to do. The magician asks the audience if anyone thinks he can cut a piece of regular paper with a hole big enough for him to walk through.
Then the magician snips a piece of paper along the lines on the template (he can either use the template or memorize the snips) and walks through the giant hole that's created!
NOTE: I suggest if the magician memorizes the snips that he or she still have a printed template handy, just in case they forget when they're in front of an audience.

piece of paper (construction paper works well as it's a bit sturdier) with or without template printed on it (depending on if magician memorizes the snips)
This trick is more of a puzzle or a dare but it's still fun to show an audience.
Print out the template and practice snipping it, stretching it out and walking through it a few times.
Ask the audience if they think you can cut a hole large enough to walk through in a regular piece of paper.
Cut the template out as quickly as possible (you don't have to be perfectly on the lines. Stretch the paper apart carefully and walk through it. You can hand the template out to the members of the audience so they can try it out at home!