On the table is a sheet of paper, and in your hand – a coin.
Place the coin in the center of the paper and fold one side.
Fold the other side, hiding the coin from the audience.
Then fold the paper from one side.
And then from the other.
Insert one folded side into the other.
You should now have the following.
Press the folded paper in your hands and say a few magic words.
Lay the paper on the table and unfold it. The coin has disappeared, but has left a drawing of itself on the paper!
The secret of the magic trick is in its preparation. Before the performance, take the coin and cover it with a sheet of paper.
Take a pencil and make a rubbing of the coin underneath.
Take a second sheet of paper, exactly the same as the first. To one of the sheets of paper attach a piece of double-sided tape.
Lay one sheet on the other and press to attach them.
Fold one side of the paper with the drawing.
Insert one folded edge into the other. (In other words, everything is done exactly the same as you will do with the coin.)
Now turn the paper over and perform the magic trick. The audience shouldn’t notice that the folded paper is two-sided. After picking up the folded paper during the magic trick, simply place it back on the table on its other side.