Here's How To Do The Trick
A piece of paper and two paper clips.
Fold the paper into thirds, making it into a Z shape. Call the sections 1, 2 and 3.
Clip together sections 1 and 2 near the fold between sections 2 and 3. The clip should be parallel to the fold.
Clip together sections 2 and 3 near the opposite fold.
The trick is now ready to finish, but to distract and impress your audience, turn the paper over and over several times. Tell the audience you are giving it "magic flips".
With the clips pointing down, grasp both ends of the paper and pull sharply. (Here is a good place to say "Abracadabra!") The paper will straighten and the clips will fly off — magically linked.
Hold up the linked clips and accept your applause.
Practice, Practice, Practice
Kids who want to expand their magic repertoire can consult these books:
- "Spine Tingling Magic Tricks" by David Knowles
- "10 Awesome Card Tricks" by John Railing
- "The Big Box of Magic" - Magic Kit by Peter Eldin