Introduction: How to Hold Six Cards Touching Only One

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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

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

Step 2: Second Card

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

Step 3: Third and Fourth Cards

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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

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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

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

Step 6: Increase Strength

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Squeeze the cards together to increase its strength.

Step 7: Final Step

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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 (author)2011-04-29

i rated u 5

Kaiven (author)2008-03-13

i made one with 72 cards!!!!

Kaiven (author)Kaiven2008-03-13

here ze go
FFVIIBOY (author)Kaiven2010-03-28

OK thats impressive nice job cowscankill :)

Kaiven (author)FFVIIBOY2010-03-28

Lol, that was many years ago :P

FFVIIBOY (author)Kaiven2010-03-28

Haha yeah

thepepper94 (author)Kaiven2008-03-28

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

smattman22 (author)thepepper942010-02-09

no this is!

FFVIIBOY (author)smattman222010-03-28

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

Kaiven (author)thepepper942008-03-29

alot of my friends say that :P

FFVIIBOY (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 (author)2008-12-24

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

lilpunk1302 (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 (author)lilpunk13022007-10-29

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 (author)theRIAA2007-10-30

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 (author)Danielfish2008-05-16

>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 (author)Danielfish2007-11-01

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

freezingman66 (author)Visitor2007-11-01

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 (author)freezingman662007-11-01

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 (author)theRIAA2007-10-30

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 (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 (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 (author)2007-10-30

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

inspector_fegter (author)2007-10-30

Great idea


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