Broken and restored Toothpick
The Broken and restored toothpick is a powerful magic trick that you can perform out at diner with friends or at home with amazing results. Audience members, old or young are sure to be gob smacked when they themselves break a toothpick only to realise that it has in fact been repaired as if by magic. This is one awesome magic trick that you can perform before a small audience or your friends.
How it’s done:
Just before you perform the broken and restored toothpick trick, make sure that you insert one toothpick into either seams of a napkin. The toothpick that you will insert is actually the one that will be broken. Once the toothpick has been inserted, place another toothpick slightly off center towards a corner and fold all corners slightly over the center to cover the toothpick. Afterwards, grab the corner with the hidden toothpick and fold it directly into the center. Once the toothpick is in the center, fold the napkin symmetrically over the toothpick and hand the napkin to an audience member. If done correctly, they will break the toothpick concealed in the seam. Once all audience members are convinced the toothpick is broken, unfold the napkin and a full toothpick should appear in the center. And presto! You have just performed the Broken and restored Toothpick magic trick.
See the Broken and restored toothpick performed below.
- Fold the corner with the hidden toothpick concealed in it last.
- Be sure to show off the napkin before the trick is done to prove there are no gimmicks.
- When folding the last corner, be sure to keep your finger on the hidden toothpick so you can differentiate.
- With any trick, always remember to wave your hands and click to complete the trick with a great display of ‘magical’ movements. This can be any movement or even words!