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Grade 6-8

Vanishing: Vanishing Card

by Ryan Kane | Fun

5 Lessons 18:56
  1. 1. Performance 1:29
  2. 2. Introduction of Props and Secret Set Up 5:18
  3. 3. Necessary Sleights 3:35
  4. 4. Detailed explanation 5:23
  5. 5. Closing Thoughts 3:11

Grade 6-8


NGSS Standards

About the course

"Now you see it, now you don't! Make an item completely vanish before your audience's eyes. Start with a simple playing card, get comfortable handling a full deck of cards, and make the final card disappear without a trace.

Are you looking carefully? Master the art of making objects disappear into thin air."


Vanishing Card Trick

Course overview



Students will learn what the trick is through performance.


Introduction of Props and Secret Set Up

Students will learn the necessary props this trick can be performed with, along with the secret set up for the trick.


Necessary Sleights

Students will learn how to secretly turn over the deck under the cover of misdirection.


Detailed explanation

Students will learn the choreography and thinking of the routine.


Closing Thoughts

Students will learn alternate options for the routine, along with advanced tips for them to make the trick their own.

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  • card trick
  • cards
  • illusions
  • magic
  • magic trick
  • magician
  • vanish

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Ryan Kane is a magician, comedian, and author based out New York City. Companies including Louis Vuitton, Microsoft, Intel, and more have called upon Ryan Kane’s engaging magic, charming wit, and professional guidance to make their events stand out successes. His book Out of Stock: A Magician's Guide to Writing Your Own Lines lays out a step-by-step process for magicians to move beyond a reliance on stock and standard jokes. He is the creator and host of The Mostly Magicians Virtual Open Mic, providing a safe space for variety performers to polish their material in the virtual world every Wednesday for over a year.

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