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Here's my 4 minute video demo of the trick:
Suspended Water Trick
Things you'll need:Begin by constructing the meshy jar. Remove the ring and lid from the jar, pop out the flat lid and replace it with the wire mesh. Hold the mesh onto the open mouth of the jar and screw the ring onto the jar around it. The mesh should completely cover all of the mouth of the jar so that there are no gaps. Make sure the ring is screwed on very tightly. Now you can do the trick! Pour some of the water from the measuring cup into the jar through the mesh. Make sure to get a good amount of water in there so you can see the trick (I think it's best to fill up at least 2 - 3 inches from the bottom). Have the bowl ready close by. Hold the jar with one hand, and place the palm of your other hand over the mesh and the mouth of the jar. Try to cover as much of the mouth as possible, creating a tight seal (people with big hands might need to help those with little hands). Keeping the hand firmly over the mouth of the jar, very quickly flip the jar upside down over the bowl. Make sure the mesh and the mouth of the jar are perfectly (or as nearly as ) parallel to the ground - the jar must be level for the trick to work. Then, slowly and carefully (try to not touch any part of the mesh, or tip the jar) remove your hand from the mouth of the jar (now on the bottom). When you remove your hand, the water should stay suspended in the jar (maybe a couple of drops come out) as long as the jar is held level over the bowl. Tip the jar carefully to one side and all the water comes out!
- Mason jar with lid and ring
- fine wire mesh
- measuring cup with water
- towel (for messiness)