Dime Through Balloon Trick

About: Frivolous Engineering is the end result of a hobby that got out of hand.

Using a balloon, small glass, coin, and a rubber band, you can perform this amazing illusion. Afterwards everything can be examined.

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    Massimo4jlund

    Reply 1 year ago

    Yes, only a clear balloon will stretch clear so the coin appears on top. A colored balloon will add it's tint to the coin

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    Massimo4

    Tip 1 year ago on Introduction

    Go to party store and buy clear latex balloons. Cut off necks. Now you have a good supply.
    It is easier for me to use a quarter.

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    awinings

    5 years ago

    cant get the video......can you put instructions up?

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    eaugustine2

    6 years ago

    Where are the instructions?

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    chrisjones

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Hey, thanks a lot for this - I was looking for really easy but really effective tricks and this looks great. Can't wait to try it out. I wonder if it'll work with johnnies(?) dental rubber might be difficult to get hold of :)

    Thanks again
    C
    ps - I signed up so I could comment to this ;)

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    Welcome to Instructables!

    Do you mean condoms? They might work, but cutting a piece out of the side of a large party balloon will works great.

    Cheers!

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    jlund

    7 years ago on Introduction

    No I wanted to know so I could it to day

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    Mudbud

    9 years ago on Introduction

    this is sooooo cool!! your awesome dude. SUBSCIBED!!!

    Thanks for subsc......Awe! Bassmonkey, you Sub-Tease. I put myself out there, bare my soul to the world...I have all of 6 subscribers on instructables, 31 on youboob. I've broken a camera, busted up model airplanes and myself and now I'm being Sub-Teasered. Sob, sniff, gurgle... WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!