The torn and restored napkin is one of the oldest and classic trick which has been performed since long ago. This trick is strong direct impromptu magic. It's one of those magic tricks that people talk about but rarely do, which is a pity because it's an audience pleaser. In this video, we will teach you the most basic variation of torn and restored napkins. There are other versions of this classic trick but they mainly have the spectator appearing to be foolish for failing. Not good.
Learn how to rip a dollar bill, eat it, and restore to make the bill whole again. To perform this trick you need: A dollar bill and a duplicate bill of the same value in your pocket or wallet.
Here are the steps to perform:
Step 1: Borrow a bill
Ask to borrow a dollar from someone.
Step 2: Fold it
Hold it up horizontally, snapping it noisily to show it's whole. Fold it in half vertically, through the head of the president.
Step 3: Tear it
Start tearing (yes, really tear) the bill at the fold. Go down about an inch.
Tip: Try to tear along a line or pattern on the bill.
Step 4: Pinch it
When you reach the end of the tear, use your thumb to secretly fold and hold the torn section against the back of the bill, away from the audience. Now pretend to rip off the bit with your right fingers.
Tip: Pinching the bill hard with your fingers while you pull them away will make a false "ripping" sound.
Step 5: Chew
Put the imaginary torn piece in you mouth and chew with gusto.
Tip: Forget manners — go ahead and talk as if your mouth is full!
Step 6: Snap
After you've "swallowed," hold the bill in front of your face and snap it open horizontally, while blowing from behind.
Tip: Keep the bill taut and the tear will line up — and the bill will seem to be restored!
Step 7: Switch
Tell your volunteer the dollar was delicious, and put it in your wallet. When she objects, pull out the duplicate bill.