How to perform an easy magic trick with a box

Magic is indeed a fascinating thing! Have you always been absolutely amazed when a magician removes an object from an empty box? Today we’re going to expose his secret by showing you how you can do this magic trick by yourself! Read more to find out how this magic trick is done.


Products needed for this DIY project:

1.      Cardboard

2.      Tape

3.      Ping pong ball


Let’s get started with this DIY project!


Step 1:

First, let’s start by making the box of our magic trick. You’ll need to cut cardboard into six squares each whose sides are five inches long.  Take two of these squares and cut another square in the middle of it by leaving one inch of space on each side.

Step 2:

You can now decorate this box however you want, let your imagination run wild. You could use different colors of tape, glitter, markers, etc. we’ve simply put blue card stock paper cut to length on one side and black card stock paper on the other side of all the squares.

Step 3:

Now it’s time to stick all these cardboard squares together to form a box. Take four squares, two full squares, and two squares with the cut out in the center. Alternate these squares and stick them together using some tape. Put tape on both the inside and outside of the box so that it does not fall apart. It is very important to note that you need to leave some space between each square before sticking them together so that the box easily has enough space to be collapsible. This point is vital for our magic trick to be successful.

Step 4:

Now that the basic structure of the box is complete, let us insert the doors. Flip the box in such a way that the two squares with the cutouts are at the top and the bottom. Then, take another square piece of cardboard and stick it to one of the sides of the box using some tape. You need to stick the other square piece of cardboard in a similar way on the other side the only difference is that both these pieces of cardboard will not be stuck on the same square piece.

Step 5:

I know you are eagerly waiting to find out what the secret is so here we go! Take another small piece of cardboard and fold it from the sides. Stick this on the inner part of one of the doors using some tape. You could also make a base for this small, hidden box by sticking another piece of cardboard to its bottom. Once this is done insert your ping pong ball into this small, hidden box.

The actual magic trick:

Your magic box is now complete! Let’s show you how this works:

Start by showing your audience the box as it is in its fully closed form.

Then holding the two doors with your hands pull outwards. During this step make sure that the small hidden box is on the cardboard door whose black side is facing you only then this trick would work.

When you spin the box by holding its doors, you’ll reveal the inside of the box which is empty since the small box with the ping pong ball is facing you the audience cannot see it.

You can even collapse the box to show the audience that there is really nothing inside it.

Then close the box in the same way by pushing inside while holding the doors. Put your hand in the box and remove your ping pong ball from the hidden cardboard box to see the amazed faces of your audience!

After this, you can put the ping pong ball back into its hidden compartment and repeat all the steps to show that you have made the ball disappear once again!

The images of the full magic trick are given below for your reference.

Now that you know how to do an amazing magic trick go and show it to all your friends and family to see the amazement on their faces! Don’t forget to look surprised when you remove the ping pong ball from an empty box! You could even put any other random small object into the box for this magic trick. Enjoy your latest creation!

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