The magician seated at a table hands a coin, a napkin and glass to a spectator to examine. The magician takes the glass and turns it upside down over the coin, he then places the napkin snugly over the glass.
The magician states "I am going to make the coin vanish!"
After a few magical gestures the magician removes the glass covered napkin but the coin is still there, looking rather embarrassed the magician tries again, but still the coin remains.
The magician says OK then, if I can't vanish the coin how about the glass!
immediately the magician slams his hand down onto the napkin, squashing it into the table. The glass has indeed vanished!THE SECRET:
You will need the following...•
A table with a table cloth
This trick relies on misdirection. You pretend you are trying to make the coin vanish however this is just a ploy to get the spectators attention focused on it. When you vanish the glass it is very surprising and unexpected.
When you place the napkin over the glass make sure it covers it totally. You should find that the napkin retains the shape of the glass even when you remove the glass from under the napkin. This is the secret.
When you have failed to vanish the coin the second time move the glass covered napkin towards the edge of the table and let the glass secretly fall into your lap. The napkin will retain the shape of the glass. Hold the napkin over the coin and slam it into the table with the other hand. The glass will have vanished!TIP:
You could change the effect slightly by saying you are going to make the coin melt right through the table. Instead of the coin you make the glass go through. At the exact time you slam the napkin into the table drop the glass onto the floor off your lap. WARNING:
Use a plastic glass if you decide to perform the second effect!