4 Magic Tricks for Every Wizard101 Player Out There
Do you want to be a great sorcerer outside of Wizard City? You don’t have to be in the Spiral to practice magic—there are ways to cast spells in our world without a wand or spell card. Try out these four tricks to conjure up magic with your friends and family!
A Fool’s Fortune
Before the trick: Get a quarter, then cut a piece of paper and some tin foil to be slightly bigger than the quarter. Put the tin foil over one side of the coin and around its rim, then gently rub to leave the quarter’s impression on the foil. Take the quarter out of the foil and cut off any excess—this creates a fake “quarter.”
The trick: Put your “quarter” in the palm of your hand, show it your audience and then tell them you can make it disappear. Then take the piece of paper and place it over the quarter. Say “abracadabra,” wave your other hand over the quarter and remove the paper. The audience will see it’s still there. Apologize and try again. Do this twice more and when it doesn’t work on your third try, give a final apology. Tell your audience it was a fool’s fortune anyway and crumple the paper and the “quarter” so it looks like you casually crushed the coin. Voila!
The Enchanted Salt Shaker
What you’ll need for the trick: A salt shaker, a quarter, a piece of cloth big enough to completely cover the salt shaker and a table covered with a cloth.
The trick: Announce to your audience that you can make a quarter pass through the table. Start by putting the quarter on the table, then place the salt shaker over the quarter and the cloth over the salt shaker.
Tell your audience that you’ve failed to make the quarter go through every time and move the covered salt shaker with one hand to show the quarter is still on the table. While everyone’s eyes are on the quarter, quietly drop the salt shaker into your lap. Make sure the cloth holds the shape of the salt shaker and don’t lift it too high for your audience to see it’s gone, keeping your other hand in your lap.
This part is a little tricky and will take practice. Tell your audience you know the quarter will go through this time. Take your unseen hand and bang the top of the salt shaker under the table while pretending to bang it with your visible hand on top of the table. Pretend to push the “salt shaker” through the table. Remove the cloth and say sadly that only the salt shaker went through again, then reveal the “enchanted salt shaker” from beneath the table.
The Sliding Paper Clip
What you’ll need: A metal paper clip, a small magnet and a newspaper
The trick: Fold the magnet inside the newspaper and place the paper clip on top. Pick a volunteer from the audience and tell him or her to take an invisible string you have attached to the paper clip. As the volunteer pulls the “string,” slide the magnet forward to move the paper clip and watch jaws drop in awe!
What you’ll need: Sugar cubes, a pencil and a glass of water.
The trick: Ask a volunteer to pick a number from one to 10. Write that number on a sugar cube with a pencil, pressing as hard as you can. Say you’re going to place the cube into the cup of water and press the cube between your thumb and index finger so the number on it imprints on your thumb. Put the cube in the water and hold the volunteer’s hand over it, making sure your thumb is in the other person’s palm. When you turn over his or her hand, the number should be there.
While you’re out of the Spiral, spend some time learning these neat magic tricks to enchant all of your friends and family! With magic tricks like these, they will definitely think you’re some sort of a Wizard.