How to Do the Advanced Jumping Rubberband Magic Trick

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    This is an advanced version of the easy magic trick, the "Jumping Rubberband." This version uses two rubberbands, one that switches places between your fingers and the second that appears to block it.

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    Effect: Even though you’ve wrapped a rubberband around the tips of your fingers, a second rubberband quickly and mysteriously jumps from your pinkie and ring fingers to the first and middle fingers of the same hand.

    Materials: Two rubberbands of different colors. If you like, you can also use hair bands.

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    Set Up the First Rubberband

    Hold your hand naturally and wrap one rubberband around your pinkie and ring fingers. Let the rubber band rest at the base of your fingers. The back of your hand should be facing your audience.

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    Add the Second Rubberband

    Loop the second rubberband around the top of your little finger.

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    Start Looping

    Twist the second rubberband back and forth to loop it around the tips of the fingers.

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    Continue Looping

    Continue looping until you’ve encased all four fingers.

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    Your View of Both Rubberbands

    This image shows the second rubberband completely looped around the tips of the fingers.

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    Setup the Jumping Trick

    Set up the basic jumping rubberband as shown (the photo shows the audience's view).

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    Complete the Trick

    By simply opening your hand, the rubberband jumps from one set of fingers to the other, even while seemingly blocked by the second band.

    If you like, you can reverse the steps and make the rubberband jump back.