How to do a magic trick

Do you like surprising your friends? Watch this video to learn how to do a magic trick!


Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the activities.


LUISA: Here I've got an empty tube. Look inside the tube. It's completely empty, right?

EMILY: Yes, it's completely empty!

LUISA: Are you sure?

EMILY: Yes! There's nothing!

LUISA: OK! Let's see if you're right. Abracadabra!

EMILY: Woah! I can't believe it!

LUISA: Today we're going to show you how to do 'the magic tube trick' so you can surprise your friends.


LUISA AND EMILY: Let's do it!

EMILY: So, to make 'the magic tube trick' we just need two pieces of card of the same colour, some sticky tape, scissors and some ribbons.

LUISA: So, the first thing to do is to roll the first piece of card into a tube shape and stick it down with sticky tape.

EMILY: OK, now what?

LUISA: The second step is to roll the other piece of card into a cone shape and stick it down with sticky tape.

That's great! Now put the cone inside the tube. Cut the ends off the cone and stick the wide end down.

EMILY: That's it! But, where do the coloured ribbons come from?

LUISA: Aha! The magic happens right here! The last step is to hide some coloured ribbons in the secret part.

EMILY: Abracadabra!

LUISA: Wow! That was really good!

EMILY: Thanks!

LUISA: We hope you enjoyed our magic trick. Have fun trying it at home!


LUISA: Remember! To do the magic trick:

  • roll a piece of card into a tube shape and stick it down
  • roll a piece of card into a cone shape and stick it down 
  • put the cone inside the tube
  • cut the ends off the cone and stick the wide end down 
  • hide some ribbons in the secret part.

That's it! Now you can do the magic trick.


Did you like this video? Do you know any other magic tricks? Tell us about one!

Average: 3.8 (21 votes)

Submitted by LadyFarmTelephone on Wed, 01/05/2024 - 00:50


I like the video :)

Submitted by OldMagnetWater on Sat, 08/07/2023 - 13:26


Very beautiful!

Submitted by LordNoodlesFeet on Mon, 27/03/2023 - 08:35


Very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very cool

Submitted by PrincessTrumpetTabla on Sun, 19/03/2023 - 22:56


I very like this video. It's very cool and satisfying. I know too many tricks, even this!

Submitted by AgentInternetDove on Wed, 02/03/2022 - 11:28

the sound is satisfying when the box come and say what you have to do in top.

Submitted by LadyCrystal20 on Sun, 28/11/2021 - 04:34

Amazing trick. I like it very much.It is very awesome

Submitted by MisterIguanodon20 on Wed, 27/10/2021 - 10:23

This magic trick is so cool

Submitted by AgentRadio70 on Sun, 29/08/2021 - 18:23

I like this video! I know such a trick, you put your friend's phone into a glass of water but it's in a waterproof case but your friend doesn't know about it!

Submitted by QueenMoonlightDragon on Tue, 10/08/2021 - 15:18

I knew it! I all ready know! But it's a cool tricks! Thanks alots, Brittish Council!

Submitted by PrincessSandSong on Tue, 03/08/2021 - 15:30

wow good trick i show the magic trick to my parents and they said "oh how did u do that?"

Submitted by PrincessNatureCave on Sat, 22/05/2021 - 13:21

I like this.

Submitted by MissDuckTram on Sun, 07/03/2021 - 20:55

ı like the vidio very very ove but i don't know magic trick

Submitted by KingFolk900 on Sun, 15/11/2020 - 15:58

the vidio its cool

Submitted by ShinyGarnet4 on Wed, 02/09/2020 - 07:47

It is too simple,but l likes it.

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