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A cute, fun experience for you and a friend.
My little sister showed up to visit me over her birthday this year, and I had absolutely no money to get her a gift. I decided to make her a kimbap card (one of my projects listed below) and these "magic chopsticks" (d:) since, at this time last year, she was visiting me in Korea. This is a one-time-use gift, but it provides some laughs and memories, which are very important on birthdays also.

Posted by Abby W. from St Louis, Missouri, United States • Published See Abby W.'s 16 projects »
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  • How to make a magic trick. Magic Wish Granting Chopsticks - Step 1
    Step 1

    Dig through the drawers in your kitchen to locate an extra pair of chopsticks (preferably still in their paper envelope, because they look nicer). Using a fine-tip sharpie, mark one of the chopsticks "yours" and one of them "mine". **APOLOGIES FOR THE TERRIBLE PHONE PIC**

  • How to make a magic trick. Magic Wish Granting Chopsticks - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use the piece of colored paper you chose (I used tissue paper because it was bright and happy) and write the instructions. Mine said:

    LIKE PULLING THE WISHBONE? Well these magic, wish-granting chopsticks work similarly. You and a friend each make a wish and pull on one chopstick. The one with more of the top attached wins!

    **note: if I had more room, I'd change "wins" to "will see their wish come true" to make the instructions clearer.

  • How to make a magic trick. Magic Wish Granting Chopsticks - Step 3
    Step 3

    Roll the piece of tissue around the tips of the chopsticks and slide them back into the envelope. TO WRAP: roll the chopsticks in tissue, secure with tape, and apply a picture from a free restaurant review magazine (most larger cities print these and leave them at the public library, coffee shops, etc) as a sticker.

  • How to make a magic trick. Magic Wish Granting Chopsticks - Step 4
    Step 4

    I wrapped the chopsticks and her birthday card together in one, final package using a second sheet of orange tissue, held closed with tape, and with a really big image from the restaurant magazine to decorate it. I chose a noodle bowl to go along with the Asian theme of the whole gift. And there you have it: the mostly-free 17th birthday gift!

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