Hot Card Tricks How-Tos

How To: Do the "Jack the bounty hunter" card trick

This card trick is called Jack the Bounty Hunter. After a series of cuts, placements, and sorting, Jack the Bounty Hunter ends up adjacent to a card the spectator picked earlier in the trick. Brief synopsis of the procedure (you need to see the video for the full explanation): First, you set a Jack aside. Then you make two piles of 15 cards and set them aside. The spectator gets a pile, and you get a pile. Cards are cut. The spectator picks a card from the remainder of the deck. The spectator...

How To: Make a card levitate

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a card levitate. To start, you will need a regular card with a piece of plastic stuck to the front of it where it cannot be seen. Cut the plastic to the exact length of the card, then use magician's wax to stick it onto the card in the middle. Now, use your thumb on the hand you hold the card on to squeeze the plastic on the card up. This will make it look like the card is levitating into thin air, when really you are just slyly pushing the plastic on th...

How To: Do the probability card trick

First of all you need two different types of playing cards. You can take the blue and the red color cards. Spread these cards on the table facing downwards. Now mix them together randomly. Again mix them as thoroughly as you can on the table. Now pick out a red color card of your choice from anywhere on the table. Now again mix the cards thoroughly on the table. Now pick up any blue card of your choice anywhere from the table. Now ask the audience “what probability is that of picking the sa...

How To: Perform the David Blaine ace magic card trick

Learn how to do a card trick! Yes, learn some magic you can do with all of those playing card decks lying around your house. This young girl will show you in this video tutorial, how to perform the David Blaine ace magic card trick. It isn't just an illusion, it's deception, it's sleight of hand, it's confidence. Grab your best deck of cards and learn how to do the four aces, David Blaine card trick... see the reveal.

How To: Perform the All Sorted card trick

Want to learn a great card trick that will really fool your friends? All you need is a deck of cards to perform this cool trick! You will need one deck of cards. Sometimes we use materials that require adult supervision... like scissors so make sure you have friends and family around whenever you do magic tricks. 1. Take a deck of cards and remove all of the face cards (Jacks, Queens, and Kings) and Aces. Separate the cards by suit (hearts, clubs, spades, diamonds) so you have four piles. Eac...

How To: Perform the "flying" card trick

As far as your audience is concerned, there are few things less magical than a card trick seen a dozen or more times. As such, as a magician, it's important that you build a strong repertory of tricks to maintain your public's interest. And what better place to start than the "flying" card trick outlined in this free video magic lesson.

How To: Perform the Last 3 card trick

For this tutorial we are picking three Aces because they are the easiest to remember. Make 4 piles of cards. First pile is ten cards. Second pile is 15 cards. Third pile is 15 cards. The last pile will be 9. Take the Ace of Spades (the example card),put it on one pile and put any number of cards on top. Take the Ace of Hearts (another example card), put it on the second pile and put any number of cards on top. Take the last Ace put it on top and put the last pile on top of that one. Stack the...

How To: Perform the three-card monte throw

The one card trick that every street magician or street hustler needs to know is 3 Card Monte. With the help of this video tutorial, you'll see exactly how to perform the three-card monte throw. There is no real magic here, it's all just a sleight of hand, which is needed for any magic card trick.

How To: Do the impressive super fast color change card trick

Hey folks, learn how to perform one of the fastest (not to mention easiest) card tricks in the world! See how to do the super fast color change card trick. There's no real magic here, just a little sleight of hand, or a lot of it. If you're fast enough, this color change will amaze anyone. Magician or no magician, anyone can do this impressive color changing card trick.

How To: Perform the Magic Card Trick Swap

Learn how to perform the magic card trick 'the Swap'. This magic card trick is sure to impress friends and only requires a single deck of cards to perform. The card illusion makes it appear like you are switching two cards. It uses the 'double lift' method which is helpful in all sorts of magic card tricks! You can start training to become the next David Blaine or Criss Angel with this cool trick!

How To: Perform the Faro Shuffle card trick

To do the Faro shuffle card trick, first divide the deck in half. With practice you should be able to accurately make an even division. Hold your left hand underneath the deck and your right hand on top of the deck. Use the two halves to square up the deck. Go in on an angle, intertwining the cards. Make them meet on the bottom and apply a little bit of pressure to them. They will naturally intertwine. Spread out the cards on a table in two columns to check your shuffling technique. You can a...

How To: Perform the classic card spitting trick

Isn't it great when magicians do that trick where they appear to be spitting a pile of cards out of their mouths? Have you ever wondered why they always have the hands right next to their mouths "catching" the cards? Well wonder no more. This video will show you how to do this classic card magic trick. It turns out your hands have to be there since they're holding the cards!

How To: Perform the quick flip card trick

There are good magic tricks, and there are bad magic tricks. The host of this video tutorial might not be the most skilled magician around, but he's a pretty good judge of card tricks. Check out how to perform the quick flip card trick. With just a little sleight of hand and a little magic, your spectators will be astonished. See the reveal and explanation.

How To: Do the gimmicked card color change trick

In this Magic & Parlor Tricks video tutorial you will learn how to do the gimmicked card color change trick. For this you will need two cards of different colors; a red card and a black card. Fold each of the cards right in the middle. Then glue the top half of the two cards at the back. The bottom halves of both cards should be free. Now take a third card and attach its face to the bottom halves of the two cards on the outer side. So, when you move the middle flap up or down, the card is goi...

How To: Do the one-handed shuffle for magic

Learn the craft of magic. This magic tutorial demonstrates the following trick: the one handed shuffle. Jarek is an 18 year old magician here to instruct his love of magic. Magic tricks take time and patience to learn. Watch this magic trick tutorial to master the one handed shuffle.

How To: Perform the front and back palm card trick

This how-to video is on how to perform the front and back palm card trick. In this video the person shows viewers how to conceal a playing card using one hand. The narrator explains everything from the precise finger placement for the concealment of the card, to revealing the playing card to your audience. He teaches viewers how to hide the card at all times and make it appear in a snap without anybody ever seeing your card. This video on how to perform the palm card trick will show even amat...

How To: Perform the "Best Card Trick in the World"

Hello ladies and gentlemen, Greg Solomon is here today in this video tutorial to teach you how to perform the "Best Card Trick in the World". He will show for you, and perform for you what many have referred to as the best card trick there is. See the performance of this illusion! Greg will reveal to you, and explain to you how the color change card illusion is performed.

How To: Do the "impossible" card trick

In this Magic & Parlor Tricks video you will see the ‘impossible’ card trick. This card trick is performed by Andy field. First he removes all the 4 aces from the pack and puts them face up on the table. Then he chooses a card from the rest of the pack shows it to the camera without seeing it himself. It is the king of hearts. He then puts the card back into the deck somewhere in the middle. Now he takes the 4 aces in his hand all facing up, gives a little jig and out of the 4 one ace turns f...

How To: Perform the "Flip the Winning Hand" card trick

Aspiring card shark? Sink your pearly whites into this easy, impressive illusion. In this free video magic lesson, you'll learn how to perform the "Flip the Winning Hand" using sleight of hand. For more information, including a step-by-step breakdown of this no-gimmick trick, watch this prestidigitator's guide.

How To: Perform the magic card trick "invisible aces"

The goal of this video tutorial is to teach you how to perform the magic card trick "invisible aces". This instructional is to help anyone wanting to be a magician, helping you understand technique and presentation of simple but effective illusions. These card tricks are pretty easy, but with time, practice and patience you will be able to amaze your friends and your family. Learn the invisible aces magic card trick, just like David Blaine!

How To: Do the "snap vanish" card trick

Learn how to do the "snap vanish" card trick. This magic card trick will make a card disappear just by snapping your fingers. It's a pretty simple trick for anyone, if you're a fast enough magician. The snap vanish works with a coin and a little sleight of hand.

How To: Perform the Card-Toon card trick

How to Disturb Reality is here to teach you some magic card tricks that you can learn directly at home. This video will hopefully inspire you to become a great magician, so if you're here to just learn card tricks and not perform them, you're here for the wrong reason!

How To: Turn four queens in to aces magic trick

This is a slight of hand magic trick. You show four cards. The top card is a Queen of Spades. Place the Queen of Spades on the table. The bottom card is a Queen of Hearts. Shake the cards. The four cards are now Aces. To do this trick, you need a gimmick card. Use double stick tape to attach the Ace and Queen together. Then, you have another Queen and three Aces. Put double stick tape on back of Queen. Now, you have Ace, Ace, Queen, Ace. Put double stick tape in the middle of Queen of Hearts....

How To: Perform the "ordinary plastic bag" card trick

Adrenaline0Studios reveals the secret behind his "Ordinary Plastic Bag" trick. This trick involves getting a card inside a perfectly normal plastic bag without opening said bag. First task is getting a person pick a card and figuring out what the card is (procedures are on another video). Then, he places the card on the bottom of the deck and spreads the deck on top of the plastic bag while applying lots of pressure. When he raises the bag, you'll notice that the card at the bottom sticks to ...

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