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This Coin Through Balloon Magic Trick Has ONE Twist That Most Easy Magic Tricks Don't

Updated: May 17

Here's an easy piece of magic that will SHOCK your audience!

It uses a coin, a jar and a few other everyday objects and can be learned in minutes. Watch Now!

A spectator gasping as a magician pushes a coin through a balloon
EASY MAGIC! Learn the Coin Through Balloon Magic Trick


Coin Through Balloon Magic Trick

This piece of magic can be performed without any sleight of hand and has three unique benefits:

  • It's EASY to learn for magicians of all ages

  • It's a mind-blowing magic trick your audience will love

  • It has a GREAT SOUND that adds a strong impact as the magic happens!

Next, let's take a look at the coin through the balloon effect.


The Effect

A magician shows a drinking glass or jar with a piece of rubber over the opening. Resting on top are two coins. The magician asks a volunteer to name either "heads" or "tails."

The selected coin is pushed into the glass, passing solid through solid.

No holes or secret openings!


Watch the Coin Through Balloon Trick:


Supplies You'll Need

An above shot showing all the items needed to perform the coin through balloon magic trick
What you'll need to perform this magic trick

Here are the basic supplies you'll need to perform this magic trick:

  • Clear Latex Rubber Balloon

  • Scissors

  • Rubber Band

  • Two Coins

  • Empty Jar or Drinking Glass

  • Playing Card


The Secret

Before the trick begins, one of the coins is secretly pushed firmly into the clear latex balloon.

The naked eye can't see the stretched transparent latex over the quarter, which appears to be resting on top.


Preparing The Trick

  1. With a pair of scissors, cut off the end of the balloon and discard the trimmed piece.

  2. Place the quarter tails side up in the centre of the balloon. Press the coin firmly into the latex until the rubber looks invisible and the tension holds the quarter in place.

  3. Cover the jar's opening with the latex balloon and hold it in place with a rubber band.

  4. Place a penny heads side up and slide a tiny part underneath the edge of the quarter. This will add to the deceptiveness.

  5. Cover both with a playing card.


Performing the Trick Step-By-Step

  1. Bring out the jar with both coins covered with a playing card. Tell your volunteer, "Under the playing cards are two coins."

  2. Remove the playing card and ask your volunteer to "choose heads or tails." If they say heads, you say, "Great! We'll remove the penny." If they say, tails say, "Great! We'll use the quarter." This is a powerful mentalism secret called equivoque.

  3. Now, all that's left is to push the quarter into the jar!


Watch The Full Instructions

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Nov 17, 2022

Thanks for teaching this effect.

Ryan Joyce
Ryan Joyce
Nov 17, 2022
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Enjoy!! Hope you get some great reactions!


Nov 17, 2022

I will absolutely be performing this. It seems like a great opener, leading to other coin tricks!

Ryan Joyce
Ryan Joyce
Nov 17, 2022
Replying to

Awesome!!! You are totally right, a great opening for a few effects!


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