Magic Lessons #65 – Safety Pin Trick
The safety pin trick is an easy magic trick to make and perform when you want to appear as if you possess some kind of psychic skills.
How it Works:
You will need three identical safety pins and three coloured beads that are the same shape. If you are unable to acquire some coloured beads, you will have get creative and come up with a similar alternative. You may need to use three different coloured squares of paper as an option. Remember to make them all identical as you don’t want the audience to suspect foul play.
You will need to give these to the audience member to examine before you perform the safety pin trick. Ask them to check if the beads are identical in shape and the only thing that can distinguish them is their differing colours. There should be nothing to find. The only thing that should separate them is their colour. The secret does no lie in the beads but in the safety pins, the end of the needle to be exact. One needle tip is bent, one is sharp and one is blunt. This is so you can immediately feel which pin is which.
When the audience member has completed their examination of the pin, you ask them to place one safety pin of their choice into your hands which are behind your back at this stage. Once they have done this you turn and face them with your hands still behind you back and you correctly guess the colour of the bead on the pin.All you need to do is unclip the needle end from its safety cover and feel the end of the needle and you will be able to identify what pin it is. It’s that easy. Of course you have to remember which colour bead is on what safety pin.
It is recommended that you have another magic trick ready to go so the audience doesn’t start inspecting why you could identify the pin so easily. The altered ends look regular to most people anyway.
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