Pass a long, sharp needle through a clear balloon- without popping the balloon!
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Blow up an ordinary round balloon. Tie the balloon to keep the air inside, and let an audience member handle the balloon to show that it is, indeed, an ordinary balloon. Take the long metal needle, and pierce one end of the balloon. It doesn't pop! Instead, you pass the needle right through to the other side of the balloon, and remove the needle. The balloon is STILL filled with air! Now hold the balloon in one hand, and POP it with the needle!
You can always use an ordinary party balloon. But a pack of 10 clear balloons are supplied with the trick, so your audience can more easily see the needle as it passes through the inside of the balloon. You can purchase extra balloons from MagicTricks.com or use any ordinary party balloon.
Because the needle needs to be SHARP, it is recommended that you handle it and store it with extreme care. The best way to store and transport your needle is in the Wand for the Needle Thru Balloon, sold below. This special wand is specifically designed to safeguard the needle tip, plus it delivers a coating of lubricant to the needle each time you remove it from the wand. The lubricant makes the needle slide easier into the balloon.
BONUS! See the free video below- we give you some valuable handling tips!If you don't know these insider tips, the trick may not work properly.Nobody else gives you THAT information!
WARNING: SHARP OBJECT. The point of this needle is sharp! Not suitable for children under 5 years of age.
And that's all you need!Additional clear balloons are available from MagicTricks.com.You can also use any ordinary round party balloon.CAUTION: NEEDLE IS SHARP!It is recommended that you store your needle in the Wand For Needle Thru Balloon.
If you are performing at a party, you can use one of their ordinary round party balloons.String a ribbon through the eye end of the needle.When you pass the needle all the way through the balloon, the ribbon will follow, making it easier for your spectators to see the trick. Also, you can pause the trick with the ribbon still inside the balloon, which makes it very dramatic.To make sure that the needle works properly, it is recommended that you coat the point of it with a very thin coat of petroleum jelly (Vaseline) before each use. You can coat the needle tip when you are packing your show, and store the coated needle in the tube, so the petroleum jelly won't get all over everything. The Needle Wand, available from MagicTricks.com, is a handy and safe way to store the needle AND will help you coat it properly.Also, after every few uses, file the point sharp again with a metal file. You want it to be very sharp and very smooth. If it gets dull, or gets a burr on the end, it will pop the balloon instead of passing through it. If you are having trouble with this trick, your needle probably needs sharpening and smoothing!.
Keep your balloons fresh and stretchy!It's easy. Just put them in a sealed Ziplock-type plastic bag, and store them in your refrigerator. The cool temperature will prevent them from drying out. Don't put them in the freezer, though- freezing temperatures will actually make them dry and brittle!
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