Amazing disappearing pencil trick
Practising some simple sleight of hand is the key to doing great magic tricks. Show your kids how to perform this impressive disappearing pencil trick and improve their coordination and fine motor skills while you're at it.
What you need:
- 1 x pencil
- 1 x table top
Place the pencil on the table in front of you, lengthways.
Let your audience see that it is an ordinary lead pencil. You might even get them to handle it briefly to prove it's not a trick pencil.
Now put one palm on either end of the pencil, bend your fingers to cover the pencil. While the pencil is concealed behind your fingers, move it towards you and in one subtle movement let it drop off the table into your lap (unseen by the audience.)
Keep your hands formed as if the pencil is still between them. Now make a show of breaking or squashing the pencil between your hands but bringing your palms together.
Now reveal the pencil has disappeared by dramatically and with a magician's flourish facing your empty palms towards the audience.
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