Magic Money Making Envelope




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This is an amazing magic trick that makes money appear, disappear and even change from bills to coins and back again. It is simple to make and a blast to use!

NOTE: The magic money making envelope in the video is another one I made (different than the one in the steps) so the colors may be different, but it is the same thing.

Step 1: Supplies

For this magic trick you will need:

5 pieces of colored construction paper paper:
Two 7.5in by 6in pieces of 1 color
Two 7.25in by 8.5in pieces of another
One 9.5in by 8.5in piece of a another color that has not been used yet.


An adhesive roller

A ruler

Step 2: Folding

First, you will to fold all the papers the same way as show in the photo. Be sure that when it is folded into it's envelope form (rectangle form), the biggest one is 3in by 6.5in, and the smallest 2 pieces is 5.25in by 2in, and the medium sized pieces are 5.5in by 2.5in. 

Step 3: Making It "magical"

Next, you have to glue (or use an adhesive roller if you have one) the backs of the 2 medium sized pieces of paper together. They should both be able to fold open/closed after it has been glued. This piece (2 pieces glued together) will be referred to as the "magical piece". Once they are stuck together, you will put the smallest 2 pieces in each sides of the pieces you just made (the ones that are glues together). Then put that in the biggest piece. That's it! Your done!

To do this trick you will need to make some preparations first: Unfold all of the papers (just on one side of the "magical piece) and place cash inside. Then, fold it back up, except as you do this, flip the "magical piece over so that next time you unfold it you will get the empty side.

Performance: Slowly unfold all of the papers (just on one side of the "magical piece"; the side without the cash) and place a coin inside (do this in front of an audience of course). Fold it back with the coin inside, but instead of folding them all up distract your audience by directing their attention to the biggest piece. Tell them it is magical. Then as you put the "magical piece" (the one with a hidden compartment that contains an exact replica of the folded pieces of paper) back on the big piece of paper, secretly flip it over so you unfold the side with the cash. Then amaze your audience, as they witness the cash in place of the coin!

NOTE: The magic money making envelope in the video is another one I made (different than the one in the steps) so the colors may be different, but it is the same thing.

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    11 Discussions

    siya bhola

    3 years ago on Introduction

    I came to know when you had put the coin I revealed the magic altough I had never seen the magic


    5 years ago on Step 3

    Ooh I get It im going to try that was so cool

    gianni leake

    5 years ago

    Pretty good trick but as soon as I watched the video (before I looked how to make it) I saw how you turned around the paper with the money in and didn't turn it back round when you put it down aha, but for people that don't notice things as easy, this would be a great trick:))