• You can let a spectator cut the notes!
• Astonishing magic that is EASY to perform!
• No tricky slight of hand needed
• Can be viewed from any angle
- perform surrounded
THE SECRET: This is one of the greatest dollar bill tricks, it's an excellent ‘cut and restored’ illusion that is really effective when performed with real money. You can use play money, fake money, blank cheques or any form of printed paper about the size of regular currency.
So what's the secret right! Actually I can't tell you....Just kidding :-)
Place two nearly new bills face
down on a table. Apply a thin
layer of rubber cement, about
half an inch wide, down the
centre of the back of each note.
When this is dry, add a second
coat of rubber cement and allow
that to dry also. (Pic 1) What's rubber cement? see
TIP 1 HERE.
Next, sprinkle a little talcum powder (baby powder) on the cement covered area on each bill. Spread the powder over the entire surface of the cement with your finger or a soft brush.
You will notice the treated areas of both bills will not stick to each other because of the powdered surface. Put the bills in your wallet/purse or on the table and you are ready to perform this very clever close up effect!
of both notes.
Make sure that you cut within the areas covered by the cement stripes. Done openly and deliberately, there will be no question in the audiences mind that both bills have been cut in half - which they have! (Pic 5).
With the thumb and fingers of both hands, separate the halves of the notes (Pic 6), and shake them open (Pic 7).
Because of the rubber cement, the halves in each hand will stick together at the cut edges giving the illusion that the four half notes have fused together to form two complete notes once again!
The reason this is one of the greatest dollar bill tricks in my mind is because the spectators see and hear the notes being cut, so it is that much more unbelievable when they are 'restored' people freak!
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TIP 2: Done well, this ‘quickie’ is a real eyepopper! First practice with stage money or with newspaper cut to the size of bank notes. This way you will find out just how much rubber cement and talcum powder to apply. You can then try it with real notes.
TIP 3: The real notes should be new and crisp (maybe from a cash ‘ATM’ machine) and fit together neatly for pics 3 and 4.
TIP 4: Don’t worry about losing money when using real notes, as the halves can be stuck together with transparent sticky tape, just as with any torn notes.
TIP 5: The higher the currency value the bigger the effect becomes
TIP 6: As an alternative method you could let a spectator cut the notes just make sure you hold the notes tight and get them to cut in the centre (where the rubber cement is!)
This is one of the easiest dollar bill tricks to perform but remember to practice, practice, practice and have fun with it - it’s a great little illusion that never fails to amaze!
For another one of my favourite dollar bill tricks why not check out the cool
Self Folding Note