Magnetic Matches TrickMatches are magically magnetized, suspended in mid air, and finally demagnetized in this very clever free illusion.
Effect:Magician introduces that match sticks have a special property...they can be made " magnetic ".
The magician pulls out a matchbox and opens it 1/4 of the way to show the
heads of the matches and shake them around to show they are loose, then closes
the matchbox shut. The magician then turns the matchbox over and waves a hand
over the box claiming t o "
" the matches.
The magician then proceeds to open the box upside down, holding the match head end of the box lightly between two fingers. The matches do not fall. Then...with a quick shift of the hand, the magician then " de-magnetizes " the matchbox and the matches fall to the ground.
Preparation:Take a box of wooden matchsticks,
shorten one matchstick to the width of the matchbox and press it into place ACROSS
the other matchsticks at the half-way point in the box.
It should be tight enough to hold the other matches in place and still allow you to open and close the matchbox. This match holds the others in place. A gentle squeeze on the sides of the box will cause the matches to fall out.