A card is seen to be lifted from the pile, along with a handkerchief. The card
then suddenly vanishes into thin air !!!
You Will Need
- An ordinary deck of cards
- Handkerchief with a hem
Take a toothpick and match it up against the end of one of the cards.
Now take the scissors and cut the toothpick so it's the same as the width of
Push the toothpick into the hem of the handkerchief. Making sure that it won't
Take the deck of cards and spread them out in a pile on the table in front
of the audience.
Bring out your handkerchief and let the audience know that you are going to
make a playing card vanish right in front of their eyes !!!
Now place the handkerchief on top of the pile of cards, making sure that the
part of the handkerchief containing the toothpick is underneath the rest of
Keep a relaxed manner and don't make it obvious that
you are laying out the handkerchief in any certain way.
Now using one hand, grab the corner of the handkerchief with the toothpick
hidden in the hem between your thumb and first finger.
Lift up the handkerchief about 50 centimetres, then give the handkerchief
a quick shake. Show both sides of the hanky to the audience who will see that
the( imaginary) card has indeed vanished
into thin air !!!
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