Hot Card Tricks How-Tos

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 four-of-a-kind magic card trick

When you're a magician people expect you to have a few good card tricks under your sleeve, so be prepared with this one! 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.

How To: Perform the "year game" magic card 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 "year game" magic card trick. This is a lengthy trick, but it's sure to amaze and baffle anyone. To do this year game card trick, a little mathematics goes a long way, so don't fall asleep in math class.

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 Ascanio spread and Elmsley sleight tricks

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to perform the Ascanio spread and Elmsley sleight tricks. The Ascanio spread makes 5 cards look like there is 4 cards. Begin by hold the pack with a biddle grip. You are going to peel off the top card with your thumb, fifth card with your index and fourth card with your middle finger. The Elmsey count is a shuffle that hides a card. Square the cards and peel them off. When it comes to the hidden card, peel off the two cards at once. This video will be...

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 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 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: 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: Cut cards (shuffle cards) with one hand

Want to look totally pro when you deal blackjack, or even just when you're playing Go Fish with your friends? Then check out this easy yet super impressive card shuffling trick. Cutting cards can either be boring or a spectacle, so add some spice to your card game by shuffling it impressively in one hand.

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: 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: 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 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: 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: Do the "Three Aces" card trick

This is a video tutorial in the Magic & Parlor Tricks category where you are going to learn how to do the "Three Aces" card trick. For this trick you need a deck of cards and you shuffle it nicely. Then you flip the deck and reveal the center part of the card and say it is the ace of hearts. The actual card is the 3 of hearts. Place this card face down on the table. You repeat this process and similarly take out a clubs and diamonds card. Then you perform a magic gesture and say all three car...

How To: Do basic false shuffles for magic card tricks

This is an instructional video on how to perform card shuffles that allow you to place particular cards at the top or bottom of the deck and how to keep them that way. False shuffles, such as the riffle shuffle and Hindu shuffle, are important for card magicians to create the illusion of shuffling cards, without losing track of a desired card or cards. Watch this video magic tutorial and learn how to do basic false and riffle shuffles for card tricks.

How to Do card tricks: "Mismag822" card trick revealed

This is a video tutorial in the Magic & Parlor Tricks category where you are going to learn how to do card tricks: "Mismag822" card trick revealed. This is really easy for beginners. Ask someone to tell you a number from one to ten and count up those many cards from the deck and place them face down on a table. Now count out the same number of cards two more times and put them on the table. Then ask them to place the rest of the pack on any one of the piles. Next ask them to pick up any one o...

How To: Perform a "How'd you do that" card trick

This is a video that demonstrates how a card trick is done. It shows a trick in which the presenter does a card trick and then explains how it is done. The trick is one where the person guesses a card and it deals with a red deck and a blue card. The person guesses a number in the deck and that number is the card. In this case it was the queen of hearts. The card is then placed back into the deck and when the presenter lays out the cards, the blue card becomes the queen of hearts. The trick i...

Do mathematical card tricks: "The Power Of Three"

Ever wanted to perform a magic trick but didn't really have the hand eye skills most magicians seem to have? Always thought magic can be performed only by face-to-face and not long distance (say over the phone)? Well think again as I teach you how to do the Mathematical card trick "The Power of Three"

How To: Do the Ing Ping Ching magic trick

In this video magician David Zanthor shares an age old magic trick. You will need a willing human, a deck of cards, a rubber band, two identical coins and skills. The trick? It involves Ing Ping Ching energy and it is quite involved...so you will have to watch the video! Do the Ing Ping Ching magic trick.

How To: Perform an amazing '4 of the same' magic card trick

You might have to watch this explanation a few times before you actually get the entire card trick, but once you do, hopefully you'll be able to perform the '4 of the same' magic card trick without hesitation. It is a little tricky, of course, but it's worth the lesson. This amazing card trick involves turning a mixd deck of cards into 13 piles from ace to king in piles of 4. This is a great magic trick for beginners and advance magicians alike. Watch the first video for the explanation and t...

How To: Perform the swing 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 two-handed swing cut card trick. This basic "magic revealed" tutorial into the land of card tricks will show you just how to do the swing cut.

How To: Perform the "jack's party" magic card 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 "jack's party" magic card trick. This is a lengthy trick, but it's sure to amaze and baffle anyone. To do this jack's party card trick, a little mathematics goes a long way, so don't fall asleep in math class.

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....

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