How To: Create Smoke From Your Fingertips

Whenever you are at a get together or party, don’t you feel a bit jealous when there are people who can do extraordinary things like magic tricks using coins or card tricks using a deck of playing cards? I do. I find it amazing and truly exciting to watch tricks being done in front of a live audience.

I found a video that I hope will boggle the minds of the people who you will perform for at the next party you attend. Imagine being able to produce smoke right off your fingertips. I know it sounds impossible, but this trick is really easy to do. You just need a match box and viola the trick can be easily done.

Here is the step by step guide as written by the creator of the video

Step 1: Trick Preparation
Welcome to a video presentation from In this video, I will show you how you can produce smoke from your fingertips. It’s a very cool effect. The first thing you need to do is tear the striker part from a matchbox. Then fold the striker part in half and place it in an ashtray. Now light the striker part and burn it for a little while.

Step 2: The Trick
Push the burned out striker part aside, and the brown or yellow residue will be left in the ashtray. Wipe the residue off with a finger. Now start to rub your fingers against each other and see the smoke appear.

Step 3: Warning
There is one final and important note to this trick. The residue can be harmful, so it is very important that you wash your hands well after the effect is over.

Main Image Source – Up In Smoke

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Smoke From Fingertips