Magic for beginners
The Balancing Tumbler
Effect: You balance a cup (use plastic cup!) on the thin edge of a playing card!
Method: The card is really balancing on the edge of the card AND the tip of your
index finger as shown to the right. Be sure to use a plastic cup for this and with a
little practice it’ll look like you have an incredible sense of balance and dexterity!
Effect: You pour water into a cup. Next you turn the cup over, the water is gone!
Secret: Prepare a kitchen sponge and put it into the cup, filling only 1/3 of it. Make
sure that the cup is opaque so that they audience cannot see the sponge. Pour
enough water to wet the sponge. Turn the cup over, the water is ‘gone’ because it is
absorbed by the sponge!