Step 1: You will need
- a polystyrene cup
- a sharp knife or scissors
- a little magical know-how
Step 2: The trick
Let's see that again.
Grasping the cup between your hands, focus all your mind energy on the cup. Release your hands. Concentrate! It's floating! Now guide it with your hands back down onto the table.
Step 3: How it's done
The secret is you're not really using your mind at all. There's a hole in the back of the cup. Use a sharp knife or some scissors to cut a hole in one side of the cup, near the base. It needs to be big enough for you to be able to fit a thumb in it. This allows you to raise the cup without anyone seeing.
Bring it higher off the table, keeping your eyes on it at all times. Slowly unwrap your fingers from around the cup. It will appear as though it is floating in mid air! Now you're ready for the show.
Once you've perfected it, impress your friends. And maybe some women.