Tuesday, June 17, 2008


For this effect you must have a thumb tip. You may secure the thumb tip at any of the local magic shops. Obtain one that fits alittle tight so as to have enough space between the tip of your thumb and the tip of the thumb tip, inside. Place the thumb tip on your right hand thumb, with the left hand grab your right thumb, pull your right thumb away leaving the tip in your left hand which now is in a fist. A small opening is made at the place where your thumb and index fingers are. Your right hand picks up the salt shaker and pours salt into the opening of the left fist (really inside of the thumb tip). There will be a little salt scattered over the top of your fist, this will be a fine excuse to brush the salt into the opening of the left fist, and also having a chance to stick your right thumb in your left fist, inside of the metal thumb tip and draw it out over your right thumb. Your left fist is brought forward and all the fingers open, showing an empty hand. By this time the fingers of your right hand have encircled your right thumb and dislodged the metal thumb tip. The right hand is this time brought forward and above the palm of the left hand; salt pours out of your right fist into your left. The next move is to drop the right hand down again and push your right thumb into the metal tip, showing your empty right hand. The metal tip will not be noticed as it is always painted in flesh.

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