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Learn Pencil Magic Tricks: Billatration

Many of you do not know this but my husband is a professional magician.  Pick a card, any card, is a constant part of my life.

He started doing magic when he was a young boy and picked it up again as an adult. Since then he has been performing in libraries, at festivals, and many other venues. He also volunteers by performing magic at nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

My son does a bit of magic as well though he was more into it when he was young than he is now.

I talked to my husband and asked if he would join me in providing magic lessons here on the website and he said yes!

Many of the tricks we are going to do can be done with simple materials that you have at home.  Grab a dollar bill, a pencil and a piece of paper and you are all set to perform this pencil magic trick.

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Pencil Magic Tricks:  Billatration!

We talked about the best way to teach a trick. He said that when learning a trick you should see the trick first, learn the technique and then practice it many times.

This video has a presentation of the trick pencil through dollar bill, the explanation of how the trick is done and then the trick performed silently.

Magic is a wonderful way for boys to learn. Learning occurs with everything from first seeing the trick performed to researching how to do it, learning the techniques needed to perform it, practicing the trick (again and again!) and then there is also a lot of learning that takes place with scripting and presentation.

If we get the response we are hoping for we will be doing this on a regular basis.  You can help by sharing this article through social media–pin it, tweet it, share on FB or G+.

If you have any questions about performing the pencil magic trick pencil through dollar bill, please feel free to leave a comment and we will get back to you right away.

We have more fun activities for boys on the site as well as a lot of posts on LEGO and books for boys. Be sure to take a moment to check them out.

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Tuesday 20th of November 2018

Hi. My son is interested in learning a bit of magic. Is there a kit or book you could recommended for a Christmas present for an 8 year old. Thanks

Sheila Rogers

Tuesday 20th of November 2018

Hi Naomi,

I had my husband put together some great magic gift ideas here: If you scroll down a bit you will see the magic section.

My first choice would be the Magic Suitcase magic set because it comes with so many items. My son has an older version of this and it was the perfect set for getting started and learning a lot of neat tricks.

Hope that helps.



Thursday 16th of November 2017

thanks for the magic it s cool however it is simple

Sheila Rogers

Sunday 19th of November 2017

You're welcome. Yes, it is simple and easy to do. Beginners need these types of effects.


Tuesday 31st of March 2015

No way! How did I not know your hubby was a professional magician!! That is amazing! Love the video too. I'm sharing this with my friends and will be on tenter hooks waiting for the next trick!


Monday 30th of March 2015

I just fooled my 9 year old son with this and now he's trying it out for school tomorrow. :) Thank You!!

Sheila Rogers

Friday 3rd of April 2015

:) That is great Stephanie! I hope it is a hit with the kids at school.

susen @Dabbling Momma

Sunday 29th of March 2015

tee, hee, going to trick my son this morning and then I'm sure he'll want to do the same! Thanks for sharing on our FB Share Day and I will be re-sharing.

Sheila Rogers

Sunday 29th of March 2015

Great Susen! I hope you fool him :) and that he gets to fool a few people as well. Thanks much for sharing!