3 Rubber band tricks with hands: Easy tutorials with images

Right here, I will explain three different magic tricks, using only a few rubber bands and your hands. You can learn all of them yourself and perform them after a few minutes of practicing.

How do rubber band magic tricks work?
All you need for these tricks are ordinary rubber bands, no special gimmicks or tools. Once you know how they are done, you can perform them without any preparation.

I’ll explain the first trick in this post, you can check both of the other tricks right here:

Rubber band through finger trick explained (with images)

The “Crazy Man’s Handcuffs”: Rubberband through rubberband trick explained

Let’s get started with the “Jumping rubber band”, it’s probably one of the easiest magic tricks you can do.

The “Jumping rubber band”: A very easy magic trick that looks amazing

The “Jumping rubber band” is a pretty easy magic trick that anyone can do. It only takes a few minutes to learn it, and you don’t need to learn any special movements whatsoever!

For this trick, you only need an ordinary rubber band and you don’t have to prepare anything, so you can perform the magic trick anytime.

This is how the trick looks for the viewers:

You have the rubber band put around your fingers like this.

Rubber band trick with hand 1
This is how the rubber band trick starts: It’s put around two of your fingers.

Right when you open your hand, the rubber band is instantly on both of your other fingers of the same hand. This is how it looks right after you opened your hand:

Rubber band trick with hand 2
The rubber band jumps instantly once you open your hand.

You can show the hand from both sides and the rubber band can be examined immediately.

How you can do the “Jumping rubber band” trick yourself

All you need for this trick is really only one rubber band, that’s it – no special gimmick.

You can watch a video explaining the trick right here:

Learn the Rubber Band Magic Trick

So, how does the “Jumping Rubber Band” trick work?

The secret is the technique: when you clench your hand into a fist, you stretch the rubber over all four fingers. This makes the rubber band “jump” by itself when you open your hand, without you having to do anything.

Let me show you how it’s done.

Put the rubber band on your index and middle finger like shown.

Rubber band trick with hands
Step 1: Put the rubber band on your fingers like shown.

Next, clench your hand into a fist. This is how it looks from the top, but the interesting part happens at the other side of your hand.

Rubber band trick with hand 1
Step 2: Clench your hand into a fist.

This is what really happens: You put the band above your four fingers like this, make sure that the rubber band is under tension.

Rubber band trick with hand explained
Step 3: Put the rubber band around your fingers like this.

As soon as you open your hand, the band will “jump” to the other fingers, without you doing anything. Try it once, and you will immediately see how it works. You don’t have to do anything!

Rubber band trick with hand explained 2
Step 4: Open your hand to make the rubber band “jump”.

The only challenging part is to hide the movements when you stretch the rubber band above your four fingers. Otherwise, your spectators will know how the trick is done, so make sure that nobody sees how you do it!

Another version of the “Jumping Rubber Band”

To make this trick even more appealing, you can use a second rubber band. Use this rubber band to put it right before the first rubber band.

This way, you can show the audience that it is impossible to pull the rubber band off your fingers. However, the trick still works the same way, using the same technique – so don’t worry.

You can perform the trick the same way, even when you put a second rubber band on your fingers like in the picture.

It looks like this:

another Version
You can make the trick even more interesting by adding an extra rubber band

Even though the principle of the trick is very simple, it really looks amazing and is very easy to learn. Whenever you get your hands on a rubber band, remember this trick!

In case you want to learn a few more tricks using only a few rubber bands and your hands, check both of the next posts out.

The “Crazy Man’s Handcuffs”: Rubberband through rubberband trick. This is an amazing illusion, but it takes some time to really master it.

The “rubber band through finger trick”. A very cool little trick that makes it look like the rubber band actually just goes straight through your finger. Not that hard to learn, but it has an awesome visual effect.

Image sources:
All of the images are my own photos, click here if you want to use them.