The Linking Paper Clips
The Big Reveal
Two plain old paper clips spring into the air and mystifyingly link themselves together!
Trickiness Level: 3 out of 3
Props: A dollar bill and two paper clips.
1. Take the dollar bill and accordion-fold it into thirds so it’s shaped like an S.
2. Attach one of the paper clips to the front of the bill from the top, with the shorter side of the clip facing you. The clip should go over the outer layer of the folded bill as well as the middle layer, and it should be clipped near the edge of the bill, not the fold.
3. Attach the other paper clip to the back of the bill from the top, with the shorter side facing away from you. Again, the clip should go over the outer layer of the folded bill as well as the middle layer.
4. Take one end of the bill in each hand and give it a quick snap. The clips will fly into the air, and when you pick them up, they’ll be attached. How? Magic, of course.