The Not So Impossible Trick

by Rylen Pimienta
(Colorado Springs CO USA)


THE EFFECT: A spectator says any word that comes to mind (preferably 4 letters) and writes it on a piece a paper. The magician shows his/her arm is ordinary and takes a powdery substance (ash, sugar, salt etc) and sprinkles it on his/her arm. Without actually writing the word just pouring it on the arm the word magically appears!


YOU WILL NEED: A small 1 inch bar of soap, a notepad and some sugar, salt, or ash.


THE SECRET: Wet the edge of the soap before the trick. Tell the spectator to feel the arm you are going to use for the trick to make sure all is normal.


Tell them to say their word and write it down on a piece of paper and fold it up. As they are writing it down take this opportunity to write the word on your arm with the soap. Make sure you do it secretly or the trick will be busted.


When this is all done go grab some sugar or something powdered. Show your arm again to the crowd, but DO NOT let them feel it, the soap will be nearly invisible but sticky to touch. Pour the powdery substance over your arm and it will stick to the soap writing making the spectators word visible for the audience to see!


TIP: If you burn the spectators piece of paper with the word on you will have the ash to rub on your arm. However be very careful if you do it this way as the ash will be hot at first!

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Aug 10, 2015
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Aug 05, 2011
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This Is Da Bomb!!!!
by: CampingMagician

I was at a group camp, and there were about 100 people there, and we were doing skits. So i decided to do this trick, and it was AMAZING!!! I changed it up so i wrote the 2 of diamonds before hand, then, when i was doing the prformance, I forced the card, then poured sugar an my arm and showed them it. THEY TOTALLY FLIPPED! this is like grandperents, 4 year old kids, all age groups, and they thought it was totally AWESOME!!!
Thanks for posting such a cool trick!!!!

Aug 08, 2010
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its kwl
by: Anonymous

yeh i have done this b4 with cards but i wrote it first and got them to sign the card and then said they didnt need to just as they were wondering y. i set fire to it put it in an ash tray took the ashes and revealed it

Dec 04, 2009
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confused?
by: Anonymous

How do you right the word on your arm without anyone seeing you? little suspicious....

Feb 26, 2009
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Another Tip...
by: bboymontreal

And you also can write the name of a card - 4's and 3's look good, just write the value and suit - on your arm with the soap or chapstick. You force the card (I use a riffle force) have them write the name of their card on a piece of paper and burn the paper(have an ashtray handy). Carefully roll up your sleeve and gently rub the ashes on your arm and their card will appear. I keep a wet cloth handy for quick cleanup afterwards. I usually do this as a second trick in a show because after a while body heat can cause the soap to run and mess up the trick. I have done this effect many times on stage and it is a very powerful effect.

Oct 10, 2008
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Good
by: Anonymous

I saw this one done on TV and understood it. Here it is not explained thoroughly. But a good effect.

Jun 14, 2008
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Pretty good
by: Monty

I like this trick only becuase of how much it leaves everyone confused

Jun 14, 2008
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nice
by: Anonymous

nice

Jun 13, 2008
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Love it! =)
by: kidwithmagic

Its so simple and looks impromtu which is great I hope you keep doing stuff like this.

Jun 13, 2008
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Does this really work?
by: Anonymous

Thats sounds really cool I'm going to go and try that out when my brother gets home =)

Jun 13, 2008
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Strongs reactions
by: Robert

My mom almost said I couldnt do magic after this trick it bugged her ot so much but then showed her how I did it and she was like "OH ok then" lol thnaks for the trick

Jun 12, 2008
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lol I burned myself
by: Anonymous

This is a good trick but while I was doing it I burned myself after every was in awe I left to my room to scream. LOL but not a big problem just a tiny one.

Jun 12, 2008
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Very good
by: Jose

This is some really good mentalism in that trick. Are there any more similair to it?

Jun 11, 2008
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I agree
by: Theone

I agree with magical genuis this trick cuase people to burst with emotion becuase it is very good

Jun 11, 2008
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FIVE *
by: BOBTHEMAGICMAN

This trick is so good when done right just wish the directions were a lil better.

Jun 11, 2008
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Nice
by: magicalgenuis

I tried this trick on my family and they just about flipped! nicely done

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