Hot Card Tricks How-Tos

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 "impossible card location" magic trick

What else can you do with a deck of cards besides play games? Magic! There's nothing better for a magician's repertoire than a few great card tricks, so make sure you watch this video tutorial on how to perform the "impossible card location" magic trick. This is a lengthy trick, but it's sure to amaze and baffle anyone. To do this impossible card location card trick, a little mathematics goes a long way, so don't fall asleep in math class.

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: Read someone's mind with a deck of cards

Zanthor demonstrates how to read someone's mind with a deck of cards. Requirements: A willing participant, a deck of cards and skills. The trick? Shuffle deck, riffle deck, have participant tell you when to stop, have participant take card at top of deck, have them place it back in the deck and then...read there mind? Find out how to do it in this informative video. Read someone's mind with a deck of cards.

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 "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 disappearing card trick

See how you can make a playing card disappear, vanish into thin air. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to perform the disappearing card trick. This trick is the card trick every magician needs to know! With just a little finger work and a back palm, you too can impress your friends by making a card vanish!

How To: Perform the Cutting The Deck card trick

Do you want to be a magician? Well then join Ryan Oakes and his assistant Damian as they show you a great card trick called Cutting the Deck! You will need one deck of cards, a pencil and a piece of paper. 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. Preparation: Take a look at the top card of the deck (make sure it’s shuffled beforehand) and then write the name of the card on the p...

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: Do about face card trick

In this Magic & Parlor Tricks video tutorial you will learn how to do about face card trick. This video doesn’t teach you how to do the trick. It merely shows you the trick. The presenter displays a deck of cards and counts the 52 cards. He then splits the deck in to two and puts one-half face up and other face down. The deck is now shuffled twice so that some cards are face up and some are face down. He then takes out any card that is face up, which is the jack of clubs and slides it back ...

How To: Make a deck of cards disappear

Here's an easy do-it-yourself illusion that will let you make a deck of cards vanish! This detailed video shows you the magic trick, the reveal and what you'll need, to create the illusion. You're going to want to have a deck of cards, including the deck's box, scissors, some scraps of cardboard, some clear tape and some glue. Then, abracadabra!

How To: Perform the "four queens" card trick

In this video, you can see the magician Andy Field giving an Excellent tutorial on how to do the "Four Queens" card trick. He gives an in depth guide on several small tricks you will need to do this successfully, such as pinky breaks and double-under cuts, as well as numerous other little tips. This trick involves showing your spectators four queens and two cards of their choosing, then leaving them speechless when they magically manage to switch places. He explains everything extremely well,...

How To: Soap a deck of cards to spread more easily

Quick and simple technique to soap a deck of cards. Use any deck of cards. Use a bar of cashmere bouquet soap. Make an x mark on the back of EACH card using the soap. Shuffle several times in different directions and spring the cards to spread the soap better. Lay all the cards in the table to check smoothness. Try this easy approach to soap a deck of cards and see how smooth you can use the cards. Find other tips at Gary Ouellet's book, "Close Up Illusions".

How To: Do the card in wallet trick

Are you a magician on a budget? Impressive feats of magic don't require an assistant to saw in half, or even a rabbit to pull out of a hat. You need only the slightest sleight-of-hand to perform this impressive magic staple.

How To: Perform the pivot cut card trick

What to be a magician, but only when it comes to card tricks? Just Flourish will help you improve your magic skills with that deck of cards. This video specifically covers how to perform the one-handed pivot cut card trick. This basic "magic revealed" tutorial into the land of card tricks will show you just how to do the pivot cut.

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 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: 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 "your name is the key" card trick

Looking for a new card trick to add to your repetoir? Maybe you're just a spectator looking to see "how the trick works"? Welcome to "Your Name Is The Key" a fantastic card trick that involves displaying the spectators card by counting the cards for each letter in the sentence. This video goes into great detail for each step showing you how he performs the trick and various methods to getting the best results.

How To: Perform the "Out of Order" card trick

This is a video tutorial on how to perform the "Out of Order" card trick. For the trick, you need a deck of cards. The effect of the trick is that after showing the deck to the spectator, the performer deals out the deck into 3 piles. He collects all the piles and makes a new deck. Then he cuts the cards and deals out the deck in the same way one more time. Then he makes a new deck and deals the cards into 12 piles. Every 13th card is an ace and all the piles have all the numbers together i.e...

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...

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