Create the perfect magic trick with the Banana Buster.
Surprise your audience with this seamless magic trick.

Activity & Photographs: Linda Studena


  • Banana
  • Toothpick or sewing needle

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Monet, The Galette

Step 1

  • Place the toothpick into the banana
  • This will work best along the seam on a dark spot of the fruit

Step 2

  • Push the toothpick through the hole and into the banana - pushing back and forth so it touches the edges inside the fruit
  • This will cut the banana from the inside
  • Be careful not to cut through the skin
  • If you want more internal cuts, simply insert the toothpick into another part of the banana

Monet, The Galette

Monet, The Galette

Step 3

  • Remove the toothpick
  • Tap on the hole to remove any juice or evidence of the hole
  • Turn your banana over or put it back in the fruit bowl
  • Your banana now appears like normal

Step 4

  • When you’re ready to do your magic trick, show your banana to your audience
  • Show them that it is a normal banana
  • Then do your best karate chop on the banana.
  • Remember, you won’t need to actually hit the banana, because it is cut inside
  • Do your best pretend karate chop, or simply stare at your banana, using your pretend laser beams to cut the banana with your eyes

Monet, The Galette

Monet, The Galette

Monet, The Galette

Monet, The Galette

Step 5

  • Now slowly open your banana
  • Tell your audience that the banana is now magically cut in half
  • They won’t believe you, so show them by carefully opening your banana
  • Tell them your amazing karate chop or laser beam eyes magically cut the banana in half
  • Now that's magic!

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