Learn the Rising Ring, An Easy Magic Trick

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    Easy Magic Tricks for Kids, Rising Ring - Introduction

    In this easy magic trick, a ring that's threaded onto a rubberband mysteriously rises on its own accord. This one is super easy and all you need is a rubberband and a ring. There’s almost no preparation.

    Materials: 1) A rubberband that has been cut into a single length and 2) a ring.

    Secret: It's all in the way that you hold the rubberband, which we'll explain as we go along.

    If you would like to perform a similar effect that allows you to levitate a finger ring, please click here.

    You...MORE can also learn another effect that you can perform anytime and makes a ring appear to rise on a rubberband by clicking here.

    To learn more levitation magic tricks, click here. And if you want to learn a way to defy gravity with cards, check out another related easy magic trick called The Floating or Levitating Playing Card, which you can learn here.

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    Easy Magic Tricks for Kids, Rising Ring - Preparation

    Thread the ring onto the length of rubberband. As you grasp the rubberband, allow a good length of the band to accumulate in the hand that the ring is moving away from.

    In this example, we’re making the ring rise from our left hand to our right. Thus, we want to have a length of rubberband that’s hidden in our left hand. The illustration above shows this extra length of band that’s in the hand.

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    Easy Magic Tricks for Kids, Rising Ring - Ring Rises

    To perform the trick, pull the band taut and rotate it at a slight incline, making sure that the ring is resting on the lower part of the band. Pull the band taut and slowly release the extra band that’s in your left hand. The rubberband will creep out and carry the ring with it, making it look as if the ring is rising. In reality, it’s the band that’s slowly moving.

    This one will take some practice. Also, be sure to stand far away enough from spectators so they don't see the rubberband...MORE slowly moving. You want them to focus on the ring.