Coin Dish Trick
When performing this trick, make sure your audience never sees
Hi, I’m The Amazing Dave. Today for About.com I’m going to teach you how to do the coin dish magic trick. Here's what you’ll need:First you’ll have to construct your dish. What you do is you take your dish, put it upside down and you're going to take your two pieces of cardboard. In one of them you're going to cut a little slot just like so. You cut out this u shape in one piece of cardboard. This will create the secret compartment where your coins are going to be held to your dish. You're going to glue this to your dish. You want to glue it so that the open end of the u is right at the end of the dish. Now you're going to take the other piece of cardboard and you're going to glue it right on top of the first piece. You've now created a secret compartment on the back side of your dish. Make sure though to let the glue dry before you actually try to perform this trick. Before performing the trick you're going to want to take four coins and load them into your secret compartment. Your audience will not know they're there. Now, make sure the audience never sees the back of the dish. Always hold it angled this way, okay? You can even hold it angled forward as long as you use your finger to cover the slot so that your pennies don't fall out. Now explain to your audience you have magical powers and can make money double in quantity. To demonstrate this you're going to use pennies. Because if you were going to double something in quantity it will obviously be four pennies. Now place the four pennies on the dish. Say some magic words. Abracadabra! And then you're going to dump the four pennies from the dish into a spectators hand. When you do so, the four hidden pennies will fall out of the compartment in the back. Ready? It looks just like this. Abracadabra! You'll now notice that the pennies doubled in amount. Thanks for watching. For more information on magic tricks, visit About.com.