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• Last updated: June 6, 2021

Cool Uncle Tricks: Make a Salt Shaker Disappear

Six different steps by Cool Uncle Tricks to make a salt shaker disappear.

An essential part of being an awesome uncle is having a repertoire of tricks and jokes that will amaze your nieces and nephews, and crack them up. So from time to time we’ll be offering you current and future uncles out there a tutorial on some gags that’ll have them thinking you’re the coolest dude in the world. Check out all our Cool Uncle Tricks. 

Owing to the number of edible and non-edible props it furnishes, a kitchen or restaurant table is a highly conducive landscape for performing cool uncle entertainments and tricks; you can bounce a dinner roll, use the sugar packets to play the “What’s Missing?” game, or smash a grape through your head. You can also not only balance a salt shaker on its edge, but also make it disappear entirely. Just follow the instructions above for yet another round of mealtime wizardry. 

Shout out to AoM reader John Lutsch for this idea! 

Illustrated by Ted Slampyak

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