Newspaper Prediction

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 newspaper, pair of scissors, a sheet of A4 paper and a pen.


Cutting the column for the trick:

  • If you are using scissors to cut the column from the newspaper follow the safety advice for using scissors.
  • Never cut the column out using a knife or blade.


  • 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 play around 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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