There is a number of fun and easy-to-do magic tricks which a budding magician can learn to perform.
The key to showing off a magic trick is to practice until you have it perfected.
Here is one free magic trick for budding magicians. By trying out the basic magic tricks first, you can later move on to more
complicated tricks and stunts to make you a joy to watch.
‘The Magic Bottle Trick’
This is how the trick would look to a spectator:
First, the performer would ask for a volunteer from the audience. The volunteer would look inside the bottle that the magician is holding and show it off to the rest of the audience as a typical, empty bottle.
Then, the volunteer would return the bottle to the magician and also examine the magic wand.
The magician will drop the wand into the bottle, then turn the bottle over and let go of the wand.
The trick is for the wand to remain suspended inside the bottle.
Here are the supplies needed to pull off this magic bottle trick:
1. An eraser.
2. A bottle with a large opening where the wand would fit into. The bottle should be opaque.
3. A ‘magical’ wand which is taller than the bottle. Once you drop the wand into the bottle, part of it should stick up through the opening.
Cut off a piece of the eraser and make it be just big enough for you to wedge the wand into the bottle opening.
The eraser is the key to make the trick work.
This is where the trick comes in:
The magician would pass the bottle to a volunteer in the audience to make sure that the container is empty.
Then, the magician will take the bottle back and give the wand to a participant in the audience.
He would then slip the eraser into the bottle in such a way that it is hidden from everyone in the audience. The wand is taken back and later dropped into the bottle.
Afterwards, the wand and the bottle are picked up very slowly, upside down.
Then, the wand is slightly pulled while the bottle is being turned over. The eraser then gets wedged into the opening, then the magician lets go of the magic wand and voila!
The wand does not fall out. Slowly turn the bottle upright again, let go of everything and the wand remains suspended in the bottle and more importantly, it does not fall back down.
The wand is slightly pushed to release the rubber, and it is slowly taken out and finally removed.