Step 1: Materials
- a pencil (you might want an unsharpened one so you don't poke yourself)
- Your hands
- This instructable
Step 2: The Set-up
Take your pencil and position your pointer finger right next to the metal part of the eraser (see pic.)
Place your middle finger about a thumb-width down the pencil (also see pic.)
Put your thumb (of the same hand) between your ring and middle fingers on the back of the pencil to stabilize the pencil.
Step 3: The Kick
To start, "kick" the pencil with your middle finger at the same time that you pull your pointer finger away from the pencil. The feeling is similar to snapping.
Just practice that and make sure the pencil is rotating around your thumb. Remember not to use to much force and don't worry about catching it for now.
Step 4: The Catch
Start by slowly kicking the pencil. With your pointer finger extended it should fall THROUGH the gap between your pointer and thumb, before falling to the ground.
Now use that same slow kick, but as the pencil nears that gap pinch your index finger and thumb together. If done correctly, the pencil should now be in your hand and in the normal writing position. (see pic.)
Step 5: Ta-Dah!!!
With some practice you'll be able to spin anything you want!!