Coin in Glass

Remember to use the videos to see the trick being performed and then to learn how to perform it. Below you will find an outline of the materials you will need to perform the trick together with some safety advice when performing.


To perform this trick you will need a sheet  of card and ruler. The card can be a sheet of A4 card or even a Birthday card or a sheet cut from the back of a cereal box.

You will also need a length of the thickest wool you can find, a glass big enough to place the finished ball of wool inside (I use a wine glass, but check with an adult first.) A handkerchief, a 20 piece coin, felt tip pen and a needle and cotton, and a roll of clear tape.


Making the tube:

  • If you are using scissors to cut the card to size follow the safety advice on using scissors.
  • Never cut the clear tape by putting it into your mouth.

Wrapping the Ball of Wall:

  • Never use the wool to tie people up.
  • Never flick the wool towards another person particularly their face.

Revealing the Coin:

  • Always check with an adult before using a glass to perform this trick
  • Always make sure you hold the glass tight and when transferring it from you to the spectator
  • If the glass falls never try to catch it let it drop.
  • Always pull gently on the wool to unravel the ball to reveal the coin, if it gets stuck stop, remove the wool untangle it and replace into the glass.

Making the coin disappear:

  • Always check with an adult before using a needle and cotton.
  • In most cases it is better for an adult to sew the coin into the corner of the handkerchief
  • Never flick the handkerchief towards another person either before or after the coin is sew into the corner.


  • Always check with an adult before using scissors. Never point them at another person, and always use scissors with rounded ends if they are available.
  • Always focus on the task at hand when using scissors.
  • When using scissors, cut in a direction away from your body and fingers.
  • Do not attempt to catch a dropped pair of scissors. Let the
    scissors fall and then pick them up.
  • Use scissors in well-lighted work areas
  • Never engage in horseplay with scissors. 
  • If you suffer an injury while using a pair of scissors, tell a parent, or guardian. Seek medical attention if the injury is serious.




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