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Vanishing Pencil Magic Trick (How-To & Download)

Updated: 5 days ago

The Vanishing Pencil is probably one of the easiest magic tricks to perform, yet it still looks AMAZING!

Let's learn it!

A magician holding a pencil and wrapping it in a paper napkin
Let's learn the Vanishing Pencil Magic Trick!


Vanishing Pencil Magic Trick

Vanishing Pencil Magic Trick This tutorial teaches you everything you need to know to perform this trick yourself or for your kids.

Download the Vanishing Pencil Trick PDF below and follow our step-by-step instructions.

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The magician begins to roll a pencil into a paper napkin. Suddenly, the pencil disappears in the crumpled-up napkin.

Watch: Vanishing Pencil


How it's Done

The pencil is made of paper. The ends of a pencil are taped to the specially printed template.

What You'll Need

  • Pencil

  • Gluestick

  • Double-sided tape

  • Scissors

  • Printout - Pencil PDF (free download below)

Alternatively, you could use colored construction paper in a hurry.


Instructions: Step-by-Step

Here are the easy step-by-step directions:

How to make the Vanishing Pencil gimmick

  1. Trim off the ends of a pencil.

  2. Print out and trim the Vanishing Pencil Template

  3. Roll the cut-out around a pencil

  4. Glue the pencil cut-out to hold it together

  5. Put a small amount of double-sided tape on pencil nubs

  6. Insert the nubs and lightly-adhere the tape

Caution: Always use caution when using sharp objects like scissors

How to perform the Vanishing Pencil

  1. Show the pencil and napkin to your audience

  2. Begin rolling the pencil into the napkin

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