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Thursday, 26 August 2010

Bottle Cap Trick

The effect: Explaining to your audience you are going to perform an amazing magic trick you buy or borrow a bottle of unopened drink and remove the bottle cap. You hand out for total examination. This poves to your spectators it is totally unprepared in any way.

Holding the bottle cap in your hands you give it a spin and amazingly it HOVERS in mid air in front of you. You can make it hover from one hand to the other and even rise up and down. Your spectators are baffled! It seems you have total control over the levitating bottle cap. To prove it is unsupported you wave your hands all around it. You make a ring shape with your fingers and amazingly the cap effortlessly floats through!

For the finale you get the cap to float through a solid silver ring totally dispelling any and all thoughts of how it might work! When you have finished the effect you simply hand the cap back to your spectators for total examination. WOW an amazing effect.
- Perform surrounded and instantly
- Cap can be examined befor and after the trick

The Secret: So how do you perform this cool illusion? You are going to need a couple of secret items for this effect. Both are relatively inexpensive and will last you for literally hundreds of performances. You will need some "Magicians Wax" and Invisible Thread. Any good magic store will stock both items (

Both these items will open up your magic arsenal immensely. You will be able to do so many more effects than just this one. For example the Hummer Card and Floating Note. You can learn Hummer card for free at:
Take a 30cm (12 inch) length of invisible thread. This measurement is an approximate and you will need to find a length that works best for you. The thread need to be long enough so it can reach form your mouth to your hand.

The one end of the thread and attached a piece of clear tape to it. This ensures you can find the end as it is very hard to see! Take a small piece of magicians wax and roll it in a ball at the other end of the invisible thread. The thread should mix in with the wax. Se (pic1)

The Method: Befor the trick you need to place the end of the invisible thread (with the tape) into your mouth. Place it at the side of your mouth in the gum line, between your teeth and cheek. That way you can still speak perfectly normally. Place the end with the magicans wax attached on your thumb nail. You are now set.

Just to recap the invisible thread should be running from your mouth down to your thumb nail of either hand you prefer. Magicians wax becomes softer as you roll it in your fingers - make sure you do this before the trick so it is nice and malleable.

start the trick by borrowing or buying a bottle of drink with a bottle cap. Hand this out for examination and get a spectator to remove the cap and hand it back to you. This proves that it is totally unprepared.


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