Place the coin in the palm of your hand and hold the pen in the other, like a wand.
Would you believe that this pen and coin can never be in the same place at the same time? It’s like a black hole opens up when they’re together.
You should have an intrigued onlooker.
With a simple rhythm, start tapping the tip of the pen onto the coin with a fairly big upward motion towards your head, counting as you do.
One, two, three…
After you’ve tapped the coin on ‘two’ you casually place the pen behind your ear on your upstroke. The onlooker’s focus should be on the coin in your palm. When you bring your pen hand down for the count of three, it will have disappeared (behind your ear).
I told you, the pen disappeared… Take a brief pause … behind my ear.
Point to the pen behind your ear for the reveal. While they’re looking at the pen, casually place the coin in your pocket and close your hand as if you’re still holding it.
Take the pen from your ear and tap your closed hand, then open it.
You see, now the coin is gone.
Some extra lines you can try
- I can either write a cheque or pay in cash, but never both at the same time.
- This icebreaker is costing me a fortune in coins.
- It’s a magic pen, take it and use it responsibly.
If you’d like to, reveal the final coin disappearance (into your pocket) so they can try the whole thing for themselves.