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If you are wanting to quickly impress your friends, here are some magic tricks that are simple to perform. These tricks require little or no practice other than to concentrate on the presentation for the best effect. Performing conjuring effects is a great way for you to improve one’s self confidence and make new friends.

A Handkerchief That Ties Itself

Find yourself a medium sized handkerchief to use, a silk one is a good choice for this magic trick. Take one end of the handkerchief and form a small knot into the corner. Place the prepared handkerchief into a pocket and you are all set to begin.

Remove the handkerchief from your pocket and hold it by the corner secretly hiding the prepared knot from your friends view. This next bit is going to take just a little practice. You proclaim that you are about to tie a knot into the handkerchief using only one hand. With a flourish, you flip up the end of the handkerchief opposite the knot and catch it. At the same time you release the knotted end.

The two ends have now switched places very quickly and the knot will suddenly appear from nowhere. It should appear to your friends that you merely flicked the handkerchief and managed to tie a knot into it. All of your friends that are watching this will be very amazed at your superb magic skills as a magician.

To be Or Knot to Be

Some people might regard this as being a puzzle rather than a magic trick however; it will enhance your skills and reputation as a clever magician with your friends. For this magic trick you require a piece of string, cord or rope that measure approximately 3 feet in length. You hand the rope out to be examined and then challenge your friends to tie the rope into a knot with releasing hold of either end.

This will drive them crazy and they will not be able to solve the mystery of this magical effect that only you as the magician will know the secret to. Prepare to make a run for it as the secret is very simple and you friends will want to bomb you with custard pies when they find out how it is done. To solve the puzzle simply cross your arms and then pick up each end of the rope using both hands. If you now simply uncross your hands you will have tied a knot into the rope without relinquishing your hold of the ends. Your friends are going to think that you are a brilliant magician when seeing you perform this magical, conjuring miracle.

The Very Strong Match

For this magical trick you are required to do some secret preparation to your handkerchief. You must take a matchstick and carefully sew it into the seam of the handkerchief. This is done in secret so that nobody knows that the match is there to begin with. Place the handkerchief into your pocket along with a box of matches. It is always best to use a box of safety matches to avoid any accidents with fire.

You begin the magic trick by removing the handkerchief and placing it spread out onto your open palm. Ask a friend to take a match from the box and place it onto the centre of the handkerchief. You now proceed to wrap the handkerchief up concealing the chosen match inside. Through the folds of the handkerchief you now take hold of the match that is sewn into the seam and have your friend break it half.

Your friend will assume that it is the chosen match that is being broken underneath the handkerchief as they are not aware of the other secret matchstick sewn into the seam. You now have your friend utter some magic words and wave their hands over the handkerchief. Slowly open the handkerchief to reveal the matchstick has miraculously restored itself by magic. Your friends will be completely perplexed and might book you to be their wedding magician, corporate magician or maybe their trade show magician.