Zoe Valentine: Magic Tricks With Zoe and Brody
Zoe and her BFF Brody are working to nail down some impressive magic tricks. Wanna join the fun and impress your friends? Stop by on Wednesdays for some shockingly easy tricks!
Trick 3: Flying Paper Clips
The trick: Two paper clips magically, mysteriously link together, seemingly without any help!
The props: One dollar bill and two paper clips.
The super simple steps:
1. Take the dollar bill and fold it like an accordion until it’s in an S shape.
2. Take one paper clip and and slip it into the front of the bill from the top (with the short side facing you). Note: The clip should go over the outer layer of the bill AND the middle layer. It should be clipped closer to the edge of the bill, not closer to the fold.
3. Slip the second paper clip onto the back of the dollar bill from the top (this time, with the shorter side facing away from you). Note: Again, the clip should go over the outer layer of the bill AND the middle layer.
4. Hold one end of the bill in each hand and quickly snap them apart. The clips will fly into the air, and when you pick them up, they’ll be attached. Ta-da! It’s pure magic! Take a moment to let your audience pick their jaws up off the floor. Note: Don’t snap so hard that the bill tears! Just a quick but gentle snap will do.