The Jumping Paper Clip Trick

Discover everyday magic! Big, showy magic tricks are pretty amazing, but you don't really need anything special to make magic happen. In fact, all you need are a few things you probably have around the house to do a fun trick!

  1. Ages: 5 - 11

  2. <30 minutes

  3. A little messy


Materials you'll need

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    1. Fold the bill into an "S" shape.

  • Step 2

    2. Clip the ends of the "S" together with your paper clips as shown.

  • Done!

    3. Slowly pull the ends of the bill apart. The paper clips will link together! (Pull the ends quickly to make the paper clips jump in the air as they join together).

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