In this easy magic trick. A finger ring that's resting on a pencil mysteriously levitates on its own. There's some preparation involved, but you should have fun with this one.

A pencil
A finger ring

Clear Adhesive Tape
Black Thread

Using the clear adhesive tape, attach a bit of the thread to the top of the pencil, to the metal part that is just under the eraser.

Hold the pencil in your hand, eraser side up. Run the other end of the thread to a button on your shirt or to a belt buckle. You'll need to anchor the other end of the thread on your body. If you choose to use a button, you can form a loop in the thread and wrap it around the button.

With your thread in place, hold the pencil in your hand, as shown in the picture. You'll want the eraser side up.

Drop the finger ring onto the pencil until it's resting on your hand.

This picture shows how the thread runs from the top of the pencil to a button or your belt buckle. The thread has been exaggerated for demonstration purposes.

To make the ring descend, simply draw your hand toward your body and allow the thread to relax and drop the ring.

Make sure that you practice this one so you get the length of thread correct, as well as the motion of the hand to cause the ring to rise.

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