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Glass On Card Balance Magic Trick

Amazing free card balancing stunt. Credit your finely honed senses with magically balancing a glass of water on a playing card.

Effect: A playing card is shown to the spectator and is placed upright on a table, with the short edge of the card facing upwards.
You then proceed to balance a glass of water ON THE EDGE !! of the card. Watch the video below to view the performance and learn the secret to this cool magic card balance trick.

You Need: A deck of cards, scissors and clear sticky tape.

How It's Done: Prepare your gimmicked cards as follows.

Cut a second card in half lengthwise and using clear sticky tape, attach it to the back of the front card as shown in the video above. This should allow the stuck on second card to be pulled back to form a "T" shape when required and support the glass.

Tips: Practice this trick with a plastic tumbler or glass until you can perform it confidently and know how much weight that the cards can hold when you transfer the balance of the weight of the glass to it.

You can strengthen the gimmicked cards by gluing two cards completely together either with some paper glue or double sided sticky tape and then attaching the half card to the back of them with some clear tape as explained above, this will give the gimmick a little more rigidity.