Here’s a fun little balancing trick I like showing my friends and family. It looks cool and is easy to set up and perform.
The only thing you’ll need for this trick are a few nails and a block of spare wood if you want to make it look more impressive and balance all the others on one! The number of nails you’ll need varies on the length of the nail you’re using. For me I only needed 10, but you could need more than that.
Once you’ve finished that, you can try to pick it up! Grab both ends of the middle nails and the other ones that are poking out the other sides should go along with it. You can do this with either one hand or both.
Another thing you can do with this trick is balancing the contraption itself on one nail! To do this, all you have to do is use a hammer to stick the nail in the wood upright. Don’t hit it in to hard or the nails on the outside will touch the wood and it’ll look less impressive. Balancing the nails will take a little bit to figure out the right place to keep it balanced without it falling.That’s it! This trick may take a few tries to get it right but it’s really easy to do once you’ve done it a few times. It’s really similar to something like stacking cards so if you like that, you’ll probably enjoy trying this one! Looking for more easy tricks to learn – here’s a fun list.
Author: Parker Waken
Parker Waken is a 14 year old from Phoenix, AZ. His mom Allison started All for the Boys blog when he was 8 years old. Parker now adds to the site with a teen perspective on movies, products and travel locations.