Magic Trick 26
You hold up your thumb, which is covered by a handkerchief.
You offer it to someone in the audience, and the thumb comes
away in their hand!
Supplies You Need
Find a carrot that is about the
same thickness as your thumb.
Carefully cut off a piece about
the length of your thumb and hide
it in your hand.
How to Perform
Pick up the handkerchief and
cover your hand with it. Move
the carrot up so it sticks out and
looks like your thumb from the outside.
Tell someone in the audience that
your thumb has been feeling
"loose" lately, and ask him or her
to help "tighten" it. Hold out your
arm and tell him or her to hold
onto your thumb.
As soon as they're holding onto
it, turn around like you forgot
something, take a couple of steps
back pull your hand out from under the handkerchief with your
thumb tucked into your fist.
Act surprised! They think they have your thumb!