Introduction: How to Hold Six Cards Touching Only One

Create your own weave of six cards that allows you to show six cards' faces while touching only one. Use it to win a bet or just for show, whatever you like.

Watch the short video below, or go through the step by step instructions above.

Step 1: First Card

First, take one of the cards and place it vertically from yourself.

Step 2: Second Card

Place the second card forming a plus, over the vertical card, horizontally.

Step 3: Third and Fourth Cards

Place the third and fourth cards parallel to the vertical card, on top of the horizontal card. Keep the cards relatively close together.

Step 4: Fifth Card

Place the fifth card parallel to your horizontal card, but slide it under your first card. It should be under your first vertical and over your second two.

Step 5: Sixth Card

Place the sixth card exactly like you placed the fifth card, except on the other side.

Step 6: Increase Strength

Squeeze the cards together to increase its strength.

Step 7: Final Step

Pick up the edges of just the horizontal card, and you're finished. You are now holding six cards, showing their faces, by touching only one.


R.A.T.M made it! (author)2011-04-29

i rated u 5

Kaiven made it! (author)2008-03-13

i made one with 72 cards!!!!

Kaiven made it! (author)Kaiven2008-03-13

here ze go
FFVIIBOY made it! (author)FFVIIBOY2010-03-28

OK thats impressive nice job cowscankill :)

Kaiven made it! (author)Kaiven2010-03-28

Lol, that was many years ago :P

FFVIIBOY made it! (author)FFVIIBOY2010-03-28

Haha yeah

thepepper94 made it! (author)thepepper942008-03-28

that's got to be the most amazing thing i've seen done with cards. nice

smattman22 made it! (author)smattman222010-02-09

no this is!

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FFVIIBOY made it! (author)FFVIIBOY2010-03-28

LOL that is SICK! I cant even get a house of cards 1 foot high

Kaiven made it! (author)Kaiven2008-03-29

alot of my friends say that :P

FFVIIBOY made it! (author)2010-03-28

Yeah i did this and every time i picked it uo it fell apart at first i couldnt figre out what i wuz doin rong it turned out i wuzholdin the wrong card pretty cool dude

peach_fart made it! (author)2008-12-24

i held 207 cards only touching 1. but none of their faces were showing. :(

lilpunk1302 made it! (author)2007-10-29

That's smart enough, but the bet idea isn't the best, you're totally gonna get criticized for touching the back of the second card, but yeah, cool concept non-the less :)

theRIAA made it! (author)theRIAA2007-10-29

yea, you were touching the back of that one card, im sure its possible to just touch one BUT, why dont you just stack 5 cards in a fan, slide a card you're holding under them, and lift them up that way?

Danielfish made it! (author)Danielfish2007-10-30

Or fold one card and put five in the packet you've just created. Or just get six cards in a pile and only hold the bottom card...

slim_jim made it! (author)slim_jim2008-05-16

>Or fold one card

Exactly right. Heck, I could pick up a *brick* just by bending a playing card around it.

Bar bets are boring and a waste of time. Anyone who would make such a bet is a fool or, um, drunk.

Why are so many destructibles so pointless? Is there an adult's section?

Visitor made it! (author)Visitor2007-11-01

Yeah, that is obvious if you stop reading at the title. Freezingman66, fix the title.

freezingman66 made it! (author)freezingman662007-11-01

Sorry about that. I'm going to leave the title as if someone really cared to, well, read the instructable before posting a comment, then they wouldn't have posted it. The first sentence clearly states cards' faces. Thanks for the suggestion!

Danielfish made it! (author)Danielfish2007-11-01

I did read it, it's a nice concept. I was referring to the bet idea however, not showing six card faces, though my first statement would show six card faces.

freezingman66 made it! (author)freezingman662007-10-30

Note that the faces have to be showing. The fan wouldnt hold together, and it is possible to hold it without touching the horizontal card. Thanks for your comments!

LarrySDonald made it! (author)2007-12-05

I was thinking the same - you're touching two cards, the one held and the back of the one in front of it. Also I can hold 52 cards (at least) touching only one, lay a deck on top of your palm. Still a neat trick, not sure if it's worth trying to make a bar bet out of.

jpvideo made it! (author)2007-10-31

Nice little trick to win a bet.. I wonder how many cards you can do that with if you keep going and building the pattern..

Johnsons on fire made it! (author)2007-10-30

Nice.There a lot more tricks on here using the same principal of...overlapping....?

inspector_fegter made it! (author)2007-10-30

Great idea

freezingman66 made it! (author)freezingman662007-10-30


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