Lifestyle | 2 August 2016Fool Your Friends With Magic: Obedient Ketchup Packet Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Bryan Miles will make sure you’re the life of the party with his 101 Magic Tricks: Any Time. Any Place. Entertain wherever you go with these clever tricks and learn the secrets behind the magician’s trade. Here’s a clever ruse you can perform in just about any fast food restaurant called the obedient ketchup packet. Here’s a step-by-step guide to fooling those around you with this fun magic trick. Obedient Ketchup Packet A ketchup packed obeys your commands by rising and lowering inside a bottle of water. Requirements: A clear plastic bottle Water Condiment packet (ketchup packets work perfectly) Preparation: Photos from Quarry Books 1. Remove the label from the plastic bottle and fill the bottle with water. Leave a small gap at the top. 2. Insert the packet into the bottle and screw the lid on. 3. The left hand holds the bottle at the base between the left thumb and fingers. By applying gentle squeezing pressure the packet will be forced to float downward. By releasing pressure, the packet will float upward. Performance: 1. Use the right hand to display the bottle to the audience. Place the bottle on the table and grip the base between the right thumb and fingers. 2. Make a magical gesture with the left hand as if hypnotizing the packet. Command the packet to float downward. 3. Instruct a volunteer to command the packet to stop. Carefully apply pressure with the right hand when he calls out, “Stop!” 4. To finish, you can unscrew the lid of the bottle and remove the packet for inspection. Take It Further: What about combining this effect with another effect, such as a card revelation? You could print with a permanent marker on the bottle the words “Yes” and “No.” Now you can use the bottle to communicate when finding a selected card. Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: Learn 101 simple magic tricks to astonish and amaze! Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Step right up and try not one, not two, not three, but 101 Magic Tricks! Astonish and amaze everyone you know with easy-to-master tricks and illusions. Learn classic sleight of hand techniques that are simple enough for any apprentice to grasp. Conquer magical ruses that require no special equipment, and are explained with simple step-by-step instructions. Bryan Miles will guide you through astonishing feats such as: – The Foundations of Magic including: The Hand, The Deck of Cards, Mechanic’s Grip and Biddle Grip, Classic Two-Handed Spread, Cutting the Cards – Magic at School or College – Birthday Magic – Restaurant Magic – Office Magic – Magic at the Bar – Street Magic – Holiday Magic – Anytime Magic – Magic for the Stage …And More! Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.