Introduction: Disappearing Ball Trick

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In this trick, the magician places a ball inside a box, covers it up with a handkerchief, lifts the handkerchief up, and the ball disappears.

Step 1: Items

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Items you'll need-------
Clear box
a marble
a handkerchief


Step 2: The Start

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Hold out the items and say:

I will place the marble/ball inside the box, cover it, and make it disappear! But first, to ensure that the box is actually solid, I would like someone to examine it

or something like that.



then lid.

THE TRICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When they have examined the ball and box and they have their attention turned towards the lid, flip the box upside down so the ball is resting on your hands. After they examined the lid, quickley place it on the box.

Step 3: Looks

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This is what it should look like.
Place the ball between your fingers. Like in the picture.

Step 4: The End

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When you have the box and ball in place, lay the handkerchief over your hand. Make most of it hang down in the front so the audience can't see the trick.

If your using your right hand to hold the ball, put your left hand under your right hand while holding the handkerchief.

If your using your left hand to hold the ball, put your right hand under your left hand while holding the handkerchief.

Once covered, open your fingers, and drop the ball into your hands. The quicker, the better. Pull away the handkerchief along with the marble and put it in your pocket. The ball has "mysteriously" disappeared!!!


fireblast_1212 (author)2008-09-04

nice. 5/5 stars from me!

PineapplebobTheGreat (author)2008-01-03

Thank you soooooooooooo much. I've been looking for an easy but cool and hard to spot trck. This one fooled everyone i tried it on.

SecondSun (author)2007-11-28

Wow... Coolest thing ever... Hamtaro?

John Smith (author)2007-02-11

Did you come up with that yourself? It's pretty good.

killerhamster (author)John Smith2007-02-12

no.. a friend taught it to me a while ago

killerhamster (author)2007-02-12

Thx. :)

babbie (author)2007-02-12

whahaha this is cool

Hoopajoo (author)2007-02-11

That's cool. I'm one for doing simple magic to impress the nephews and nieces. This is one I'll definitely have to add to my repertoire.

John Smith (author)2007-02-11

I resembles the pepper shaker trick. Take a pepper shaker at a restaurant that is similar at top and bottom, remove or unscrew the cap, and set it aside. Now take a peice of paper and put it on the opening to the pepper. Press down on the paper, and flip the whole thing upside down. Carefully pull out the paper and set it aside, to throw away. Set the cap on the top (previouly the bottom) and pretend nothing happened. When the waitress/waiter picks it up to clean under it, all of the salt/pepper will spill out.It is simpler than it sounds. Of course I would never do this, and don't reccomend you to do this either.It would not be funny to them. Just stating a fact.

royalestel (author)2007-02-11

Cool trick. Blurry photos--there's an instructable or two on easy ways to get in focus pictures with cheap cameras. But thanks for this trick--I like it!

e1337 (author)2007-02-11


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