You will need:
- A piece of soft cotton rope, about 1.5 meters long
- A pair of scissors
- See through sticky tape
A few tips before you start:
The linking shoelace trick is an easy rope trick that can be done with your shoelaces if you lack any other useable rope, cord or string on hand. These type of tricks are great for the simple fact that they are impromptu and are always available if you are wanting to perform a small miracle at anytime unless of course you are wearing sandals.
I use an important magic technique that I like to call ‘mirroring’ throughout this video. You will see before I do the secret move under the cover, I show how the ropes can only be threaded through each other and I grip the ropes in a similar position to how they will be held at the end of the magic trick. This reinforces (subconsciously in the spectator’s mind) that if they witnessed the ropes looking this way they could have only arrived at this point by being threaded through each other because they saw it with their own eyes. This is subtle but techniques such as these can be integral in selling a trick such as the Linking Shoelace Trick to your crowd.