Magnet Card Magic Trick
This is an easy to do but amazing looking effect where you hold your hand over some playing cards, The cards then appear to be magnetized to your hand when you lift it into the air. Learn the amazing secret here.
This illusion requires an easy to make gimmick, which the photo instructions below will show you how. The time invested is rewarded by the look of amazement on your spectator's faces as they appear to be watching the impossible, as some playing cards appear suspended in mid air.
First you need to make a special gimmicked card. Carefully cut a flap in the center of a playing card as shown in the photo.
Kids should get an adult to do this.
Next, you will need a complete card of the same design as the previously prepared one.
This should be stuck with some paper glue or double sided sticky tape to the previously prepared card as shown on the left
You should now have the two cards stuck together that look like one card.
Make sure that the previously cut out flap is not stuck down,
This can be held down flat when showing to spectators so that the gimmicked card looks normal.
After presenting the card to your audience, the card is then placed on the table and covered with your hand.
Secretly push up the flap and hold it between two of your fingers.
You can now slide some more cards under your hand.
Make sure that you slide them between the gimmicked card and your fingers.
You now raise your hand into the air and the cards appear to be magnetically attracted to your hand,
What is really happening is that they are held in place by your fingers and the gimmicked card.
View from above where the audience see the cards appearing to be stuck to your hand.
This is a very good easy to do card trick which looks really cool to your audience. The gimmicked card is very portable and so is easy to carry around when you are asked to do an impromptu magic stunt.
There is a great deal of satisfaction achieved out of performing a card trick smoothly with a normal card deck using pure sleight of hand. However the use of a few clever gimmicks such as a marked card or thumb tip to name two popular examples can really enhance the amount of tricks that can be performed with an otherwise normal deck of cards or a coin.
Also the gimmicks can help to make the trick a lot easier to perform and even to have a much stronger and more convincing effect. This can make certain routines achievable to magicians of a more basic skill set.
Don't think that gimmicks are a miracle answer to becoming an accomplished magician with the minimum of practice. You will still need to put in plenty of practice as you do with normal equipment. The importance of putting in enough practice and waiting until your performance is smooth enough before performing it in front of an audience cannot be stressed enough. Whichever route you take in your magic career, don't forget to make it a fun experience.