The Not So Impossible Trick
by Rylen Pimienta
(Colorado Springs CO USA)
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!