Very Easy Card Levitation.




Like the title says, this is a very easy card levitation, but what's more, it doesn't need any strings or permanently gimmicked cards, and can be done other objects, such as paper cups, matchboxes, and bankcards!

The effect is achieved by taping the card to your thumb, as in the last picture; taping it from the nail to the card means that there will be a little bit of wobble, and will help to make the illusion more effective; if you like you can move your thumb a little bit, but not much, as it will begin to look fake.
Do not actively hide the fact that your thumb is behind the card, but try not to draw attention to it.

A few more things you could use this method for are floating a paper cup, (make it look like its floating away from you and follow it with your hands) and if you don't have any cards you could try a bankcard/note, or an empty matchbox.

I hope I made it clear how to do this, as this is my first Instructible.

Note: I did not make this effect, and I'm quite surprised not to find it on Instructibles! someone tell me if it's already is one. I don't think it's very well known, as a search for levitating card/object, does not turn up this trick.



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    8 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    can i ask ...what do you work as because youve got far too much oil/muck underneath them finger nails......wicked trick by the way!!

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    5 years ago

    wow that's really awsome!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah this trick is cool and so simple it's hard to figure out whats happening in a small show


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the tip!

    I didn't know that Criss Angel did a similar trick, I got the bases for this one from a site somewhere (I can't remember where) with a polystyrene cup (like Criss), but with tape (like me); tape makes it a bit easier to clean up, and you can show the cup afterwards. I took that and played with different objects, and found that a card worked well.