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Magnet Card Magic Trick

This is an easy to do but amazing looking effect where you hold your hand over some playing cards, The cards then appear to be magnetized to your hand when you lift it into the air. Learn the amazing secret here.

This illusion requires an easy to make gimmick, which the photo instructions below will show you how. The time invested is rewarded by the look of amazement on your spectator's faces as they appear to be watching the impossible, as some playing cards appear suspended in mid air.

Make your gimmick by cutting a flap in the center of a playing card as shown here.

First you need to make a special gimmicked card. Carefully cut a flap in the center of a playing card as shown in the photo.

Kids should get an adult to do this.

 

Glue a complete card of the same design underneath your pre cut card as shown here.

Next, you will need a complete card of the same design as the previously prepared one.

This should be stuck with some paper glue or double sided sticky tape to the previously prepared card as shown on the left

You should now have two cards stuck together that look like one card.

You should now have the two cards stuck together that look like one card.

Make sure that the previously cut out flap is not stuck down,

This can be held down flat when showing to spectators so that the gimmicked card looks normal.

 

Card is placed on table and secretly make sure flap is held between two fingers.

After presenting the card to your audience, the card is then placed on the table and covered with your hand.

Secretly push up the flap and hold it between two of your fingers.

 

You now slide some more cards under your hand.

You can now slide some more cards under your hand.

Make sure that you slide them between the gimmicked card and your fingers.

Hand is raised in the air and cards appear to be magnetized.

You now raise your hand into the air and the cards appear to be magnetically attracted to your hand,

What is really happening is that they are held in place by your fingers and the gimmicked card.

View from above showing cards stuck to hand. View from above where the audience see the cards appearing to be stuck to your hand.


This is a very good easy to do card trick which looks really cool to your audience. The gimmicked card is very portable and so is easy to carry around when you are asked to do an impromptu magic stunt.