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How to Do the Thimble Vanish Magic Trick

Learn how to do the thimble vanish trick from magician Michael Patrick in this Howcast magic tricks video.


Hi, I'm Mike Patrick, and this is how to make a thimble vanish and come back. The way you do this, is you're going to use something called a thumb palm. So, this is the basic technique, your finger curls in, your thumb goes over it, and your finger is removed. Practice doing this action a bunch of times, so that the thimble is completely concealed and your thumb is holding it securely.

What you're going to do, is your going to bring you other hand over top, like this, and, as soon as this hand screens this finger curls in and does this as it looks like you pulled the thimble off. Relax this hand against the... keep it in a palm like this. I blow on it and make it disappear. I extend my finger again, and as I curl over it I bring it in. I do this. So, as I come over here I do the same thing. I squeeze, and I open up my fingers one at a time and make it reappear.

So, in speed, I come over. Pull it off. Whoof. It disappears. I extend my finger. I come over. I squeeze, and it reappears. And, that's how to make a thimble vanish and reappear.

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