SHARE

<< BACK TO BLOG

Vanishing Salt Shaker

Learn Magic • March 20, 2014

EFFECT:
A salt shaker disappears right in front of the audience.

MATERIALS:
1 salt shaker
1 napkin (a stiff napkin works best)
1 coin

Sheldon Teaching Tricks-9015

SECRET SETUP:
You must be sitting down at a table without people sitting next to you.

PERFORMANCE:
You can perform this trick while sitting down for dinner. Take out a coin and place it on the table. Say that you will make the coin disappear. Cover the salt shaker with the napkin and then cover the coin with the saltshaker.

Sheldon Teaching Tricks-9022

Have your audience say the “magic words.” Remove the saltshaker pretending that the coin has disappeared, but it is still there.

While you are directing their attention to the coin still on the table, move your hand with the saltshaker and napkin to the edge of the table.

Sheldon Teaching Tricks-9032

The secret of misdirection is that your audience will look where you look. Secretly release the salt shaker into your lap. By loosening your grip on the napkin, the saltshaker will fall into your lap, but the napkin will keep the shape of the salt shaker.

Tell your audience that you will try again, and cover the coin with the “salt shaker” (the salt shaker is already gone, so just cover the coin with the napkin).

Sheldon Teaching Tricks-9035

Have your audience say the “magic words” again. Slam your hand onto the table and flatten the napkin.

Sheldon Teaching Tricks-9036

Sheldon Teaching Tricks-9038

It will look like the salt shaker has disappeared. If you want to make the salt shaker re-appear, reach under the table and grab it out of your lap. It will appear as if you pushed the saltshaker right through the table.

Share the intrigue of magic.  Invite Sheldon to create a lively, professional, and unforgettable experience at your next event.

Inquire for Booking
LEARN ABOUT THE SHOW