A magic wallet card will give the illusion that the money placed inside has placed itself behind the four strips that are strategically placed in the wallet. Opening it from one of the two different directions will place the dollar bill behind a different set of strips. There is no need to attend a magic school to create one of these wonders. They can be created in less than 20 minutes, using basic stationery items.
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Things you need
- Four index cards
- Four 6- by ½-inch strips of paper
- Glue stick
Place one index card down onto in front of you. Turn it so the length is running perpendicular to your body.
Place two 6- by ½-inch strips of construction paper on top of the index card. Create an "X" with the two strips in the centre of the card. The ends of the strips should protrude out the longest side of the card.
Place two strips over the top and bottom of the index card. Each one should be placed approximately ½-inch away from the edge of the card. The ends will protrude out the same side as the strips that create the "X" in Step 2.
Place a second index card directly over the top of the first card, and all the strips. Line the edges of the second card with the edges of the first.
Apply glue to the strips that are protruding from the top and bottom left side of the card. Use a generous amount of glue from a glue stick to ensure that it sticks. Fold each one over and stick them to the top of the second index card. The strips will slide around when moving them. Ensure that the same amount of strip is protruding from the other side of the card. Repeat with the second and third strip from the bottom right side of the card.
Apply a generous amount of glue from the glue stick to the top of the second index card. Place a third index card over the top of the second. Align the edges of the third card with the edges of the second.
Flip all three cards over. The bottom card is not glued down you will need to hold everything carefully into place as you flip them.
Apply glue to the remaining strips and flip them over and glue them to the first index card.
Apply a generous amount of glue to the top of the first index card. Place a fourth index card on top of the first. Align the edges of the fourth card to the edges of the first.
Open the magic wallet card and place a folded dollar bill inside. Close the magic wallet card, and open again from the other side. The dollar bill should now be behind two strips. Open again from the other side and it will be behind the two strips.
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