Have you ever wished you had super powers? Well, Ryan Oakes is going to show you how to make it look like your whole body is magnetized! You will need a salt shaker (with a metal lid with holes), and a toothpick (preferably wooden or light-colored). Sometimes we use materials ...more
Salt in Hand Trick
Want to amaze your family at the dinner table? Well follow along with Ryan Oakes as he teaches you a great meal time magic trick that'll get everyone craving for more! You will need a salt shaker, two paper napkins, a coin, and a table. Sometimes we use materials that require ...more
Check out this tutorial and learn how to perform the classic German salt game trick. In this clip, you will learn how to make salt travel from one place to another and jump around in front of a bewildered audience. In the tutorial, Losander the magician teaches you all of his ...more
This is an awesome card Trick that consists completely of sleight of hands. None the less, it is very easy to do, and just takes practice.
This video shows you how to prevent the napkin from sticking to the glass.
Quick and Impressive coin trick with how to explanation. Can you do it? Any Questions? Leave a comment.
A performance and tutorial of the Magic Hand card trick. Require very little sleight of hand and is quite impressive.
Aspiring card shark? Sink your pearly whites into this easy, impressive illusion. In this free video magic lesson, you'll learn how to perform the "Flip the Winning Hand" using sleight of hand. For more information, including a step-by-step breakdown of this no-gimmick trick, ...more
This video will teach you how to do a trick that you can use to win money off of your friends when they cannot do it. The task at hand is holding a plastic bottle cap in the thumb-forefinger gap in each hand and switch the caps without letting go of them. This video will show ...more
In this tutorial, learn how to flip a Zippo in and out of your fingers, lighting and extinguishing the flame as you go. In part one of this video, learn how to do this trick if you are left handed, and part two is for the righties. So, follow along and practice until you maste ...more
Ever wonder how the magician makes that hanky disappear? Well, now YOU can do it too! Check out this instructional magic trick video and learn how to make a handkerchief disappear in your hand. This is the classic magic trick that's been around for several decades. With this t ...more
Impress your friends by "screwing up" an attempt to make a coin disappear -- and instead making an entire salt shaker go through the table! For this trick you will need a salt or pepper shaker, a stiff napkin, a coin, and a table. This magic trick takes a little bit of misdire ...more
In this video, learn how to light your Zippo by slamming the lighter into your hand in one fluid motion. This "hot hand" illusion is very flashy and works well for impressing a date that needs a light. This trick is a little advanced, so practice, practice, practice! Have fun!
Learn how to perform an easy sleight of hand card trick . First, see the demonstration performance of this easy and simple card trick, then see how the magic illusion is done, showing you the whole truth of how it's done. This is a great magic trick for your friends, not to me ...more
This trick is great for anyone who is easy to fool - from little kids to drunk bar patrons. In this two part video, you will learn how to perform a super simple trick - no props needed - that will make everyone laugh. Ask a friend to touch a spot anywhere on their body with on ...more
Want to impress your friends or maybe that special someone by pulling out foot after amazing foot of paper out of your hand? Of course you do! Now, with this sweet little video you can learn how to use a prop called a mouth coil to do it.
Easy trick that confuses people. You can do it now with a sheet of paper! This is a basic up-close slight of hand magic trick. You can use any prop, but here they use rolled up paper balls. Simply switch the balls and hands you're holding them in and swiftly confuse your onloo ...more
There is something to be said for the idea that every person needs to know one really awesome magic trick. If you don't know one yourself, and need something to impress your friends and fellow bar patrons, you're in luck. This video will show you how to do an easy sleight-of-h ...more
Watch how you can trick your brain by stroking a fake rubber hand and your real hand at the same time.
Halloween is a time where you can either trick or treat your guests. Treating can be fun, but tricking someone can be even more entertaining. With this video, we will teach you a neat little trick to play on small kids or even adults. So sit back and watch how you can scare th ...more
With the gargantuan size of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, it's no surprise that some of you might have trouble taking advantage of all the features using only one hand. One such feature is the newly-added fingerprint scanner, which allows you to swipe your finger on the Home butt ...more
Let magician Ryan Oakes show you how to make an egg magically balance on its end! This easy trick will amaze your family and friends! You will need an egg, salt and a handkerchief. Sometimes we use materials that require adult supervision... like scissors so make sure you have ...more
Amaze your friends at the bar with this exciting prop trick! This video tutorial will show you how you can make two forks balance on toothpicks and a saltshaker. Yep, that's right... learn how to do the toothpick balance trick. All you need is a salt shaker, two toothpicks, an ...more
If you have ever attempted to mix and shape your own meatballs or burger patties, you may have endured bits of meat continuously and stubbornly sticking to your hands. This can make shaping more challenging than it should be. Ground meat in any form—beef, chicken, turkey, lam ...more
If you want to convince your friends that money is not an issue, then you can just burn it for real like Walter White. But if you don't really want to destroy your hard-earned cash, this burn trick is perfect for you. It just takes some basic chemistry and a few materials, suc ...more
Beef: it's what for dinner. And if you really like the taste of it, it can be what you season the rest of your dinner with, too. My favorite food hacks are the ones that not only make cooking easier or cooler, but more flavorful as well. That's why I was pretty excited when I ...more
We keep at least half a dozen hard-boiled eggs in the fridge for times when we're on the go and need a quick snack. Often, we eat them sliced in half with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper, or we just make some deviled eggs or a quick egg salad—but these gets old very quick ...more
If you have a local Trader Joe's, you know first-hand how enchanting the frozen aisles are—almost every item offers the promise of a delicious meal or dessert. (We're always tempted to open the package and eat the cookie butter cheesecake, stat.) While cooking from scratch is ...more
During our high school years, one of us (hint: her name starts with a B) worked at Cold Stone Creamery. She loved working there, and from this love emerged a fascination with adding creative ingredients to plain ol' vanilla ice cream. We now keep this blank palate of frozen g ...more
Here's something that I use to boost the stove top type stuffing mix. With Thanksgiving approaching, I thought I'd share it. The mix is often as cheap as the croutons for stuffing and it already has pretty good seasoning so I don't mind using it. However, what it lacks is the ...more
Herbs, both fresh and dried, can be intimidating and mysterious to cooks. Just how much is too much? How do you prepare them? Food writer Mark Bittman says you should think of herbs as "teeny vegetables." To me, that means we should be using more herbs in our food, especially ...more
Every year, when summer rolls around, I get excited because it's grilling season. And every year, when summer comes to a close, I get sad because grilling season is ending. To me, nothing can beat being outside next to a hot flame or some coals, with a beer in one hand and so ...more
It's a shame that one of the world's tastiest foods can be such a pain to prep. Most cooks are familiar with this conundrum: chopping or crushing garlic releases a pungent liquid that causes bits of garlic to stick your knife and hands, creating a messy affair. So what is goin ...more
There are few things more satisfying than fulfilling a craving with instant gratification. Companies like Pillsbury and have made this possible with the introduction of their famous Ready to Bake Cookies line: just rip open the package, break off the cookies along the creased ...more
One of the best things about cold weather is soup, and there's nothing more comforting than a great chicken noodle soup. But I've often grabbed a can from the grocery store and found the chicken dried out and over-processed... and the noodles soggy and tasteless. What's worse: ...more
I love my cast-iron skillet, but I never seasoned it properly. Instead, I took that sucker out of its packaging, wiped it down with a damp cloth to remove any factory dust, and started cooking with it ASAP. And you know what? It works just fine. Here's the thing: if you have ...more
Knowing if your meat is cooked properly is both the difference between a delicious meal and an inedible one... and the difference between making your guests sick and keeping them safe. Yes, you can use a thermometer—but not everyone has a reliable gauge, and sometimes you may ...more
The beauty of a grilled cheese sandwich is that even a mediocre one still tastes pretty good (I find the same is true with pizza). However, chefs and cooking pros have come up with some great tricks that will turn a regular grilled cheese sandwich into something sublime. Once ...more
Rice is one of those incredibly versatile pantry essentials that you can make in bulk and then freeze for later use in a quick meal during the week. It keeps well in the fridge and freezer, and there are an endless number of ways that it can be used once thawed—from rice bowls ...more
Unless you're vegan or lactose intolerant, butter is an indispensible ingredient. However, butter is no one-trick pony. It can take many forms that make it even more versatile and useful in the kitchen. Clarified butter has many advantages over regular butter—but there are cer ...more
When it comes to barbecues, vegetarians get the short end of the stick. While you're brushing fire-roasted ribs with your favorite mouthwatering barbecue sauce, we're crossing our fingers that there's some meat-free side dishes hiding away somewhere. Don't get me wrong, we ar ...more
Americans consume over 1.2 billion pounds of potato chips each year, making it one of the most popular snack foods in the United States. If the entire population were addicted, it'd be about 4 pounds per person each year. Not everyone does, though, so it'd be more realistic t ...more
The world of spices can be bewildering. They promise to make your food more flavorful if you know how to make the most of them. Unless you know a couple of essential tricks, however, it just seems like you're adding bits of colored powder to your food. Most cooks buy a few bo ...more
Who here binges TV on a regular basis? I know I do. Never before have we had so many options for watching our favorite shows, especially when you consider how easy it is to stream from anywhere on a mobile device. But sometimes, all that choice gets a little overwhelming. What ...more
Eating fire is a guaranteed method of not only impressing an entire room, but also instantly settling any questions as to whether or not you're a complete and total stone cold BAD ASS. When you can casually whip this trick out in a bar, you're not only going to get your drinks ...more
In this clip, learn how to perform a cool, slight of hand Zippo lighter trick, step by step. This video will show you the entire trick - first fast, then slow motion and then give you detailed instructions. With this trick, you will learn to flip your lighter around in your ha ...more
You’ll be a hit at the next sleepover if you can do a basic braid. Once you’ve mastered a single one down a friend’s back, you can move on to pigtails or even braiding your own hair. You will need a comb and a ponytail holder. There's a bit of a trick to hand positioning to br ...more
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 ...more
In this clip, learn how to perform the Drop Spark with your Zippo. This trick requires a fast hand and practice but when you do master it, it's pretty cool. Basically, you will be dropping your lighter to spark it, so that it looks like you lit the flame effortlessly. Follow a ...more
Aspiring card shark? Sink your pearly whites into this easy, impressive illusion. In this free video magic lesson from YouTube user experthowto, you'll learn how to perform the "slap it" card trick using simple sleight of hand. For more information, including a step-by-step br ...more
Is your bag of tricks missing a certain essential je-ne-sais-quoi? This free video magic lesson will teach you how to perform a world-class "clock" card illusion, a trick which involves no sleight of hand whatsoever. For a complete overview of this card trick, including step-b ...more
If you've ever seen the card trick Asher Twist, you've probably wondered how it was done. Well this magician will show you just how to do it, so maybe you can start doing it yourself! This trick requires excellent slight of hand to create a simple yet effective illusion. Check ...more
Amaze your spectators and learn a new magic trick! This is a video tutorial that will show you how to perform a slap card trick with an Elmsley count. The card trick illusion involves a little sleight of hand, so make sure you have great manual dexterity. Sure, this slap card ...more
Amaze your spectators and learn a new magic trick! This is a video tutorial that will show you how to perform a synergy card trick with sleights. The card trick illusion involves a little sleight of hand, so make sure you have great manual dexterity to do the palming. Sure, th ...more
An easy self working magic trick that requires no sleight of hand.
In this how-to video, you will learn how to perform a palm spin gainer. This is useful if you enjoy free running and want to learn an awesome trick. First, place your right hand on the wall. Drive up your right leg up, as this will give you the rotation you need. The other leg ...more
Whether you're at a bar or just with a group of friends, this is a great illusion that makes it look as though you are sending a large object right through a table! Effect: After claiming he can send a coin through the table, the scamster instead slams his hand on a large sal ...more
In order to perform the “Magical Morphing Jokers” trick, you will need a deck of cards with 4 Jokers. This trick proves that all Jokers want to be king. Show the 4 Kings. Place them in the following order: black-red-red-black. Create a break: i.e. while holding the deck of ca ...more
Does this mean you're cheating? Not if no one finds out about it. After all, doing any sort of card trick is "cheating" in a sense, using either clever ruses, sleight of hand, or speed to deceive your spectator into thinking you just performed an astonishing, "impossible" card ...more
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 t ...more