How to Do the Magnetic Pencil Magic Trick
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Hi, I’m The Amazing Dave. Today for About.com I’m going to show you how to do the magnetic pencil magic trick. All you’ll need for this trick is a pencil. Now explain to your audience that this is not an ordinary pencil. It's a magic magnetic pencil. It will stick to anything, even your own hand. Place the magic pencil on the table like this. Take your hand and place it flat over the pencil. Tell the audience that to steady this hand you're going to grab your wrist like this. Lower your hand over the pencil. When you do secretly take the index finger of your other hand and stick it under the pencil like that. The audience won't see this happening. And when you lift the pencil into the air it will appear to magnetically be sticking to your hand. When you do secretly take the index finger of the other hand and stick it underneath the pencil. Now make sure the audience stays on this side of you because if they can see what's happening over here it will ruin the trick. Once you're satisfied lower the pencil back down and release both hands showing that you had absolutely nothing to hold the pencil to your hand. Now I'm going to show you how to do it another way. Take the pencil and hold it in your fist like this. Grab your wrist with your other hand, but when you do so secretly take your index finger and stick it right behind the pencil. The audience won't see you do this. Now slowly remove the fingers of your hand showing that the pencil is magnetically sticking to your hand. Now the audience won't see the finger there holding it into place. So you can really do anything you want. Look at that it's really stuck on there. And now release both hands showing that there's absolutely nothing holding it into place. For more information on magic tricks visit About.com.