How To: Do the floating match card trick

Do the floating match card trick

Use your magic skills to perform this hot trick at your next party.
You Will Need
* Tape
* A playing card
* Magician's invisible thread
* A match
* An audience

Step 1: Tape string
Tape one end of the invisible string to one corner of the card.

Step 2: Wrap card
Wind the string lengthwise around the card numerous times, moving towards the opposite end of the card to make a bed for the match.

Step 3: Tape string
Tape the other end of the invisible string to the card.

Step 4: Perform the trick
Place the card in the palm of your hand.

Keep your hand flat.

Step 5: Place match on the card
Place the match on the card.

Step 6: Cup the card
Wave your empty hand over the card while squeezing the ends of the card in your hand to give the illusion of the match floating.

Step 7: Wave hand
Wave your empty hand again while slowly relaxing your grip on the card, returning it to a flat position. This will give the illusion of the match floating downward.

Fact: The Mendelssohn Opera Company created the first ads on matchbooks in the late 1890s.

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