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Magic Spaghetti trick looks like you are drawing out a long string of spaghetti from your pocket and wrapping it on a fork.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1978 (v.68#2) pg. 12

String and envelop trick. You snip the string and it magically puts itself back together again.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1979 (v.69#4) pg. 10

How to snip a string that will put itself back together.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1979 (v.69#12) pg. 24

How to hang a cup on a rope.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1980 (v.70#9) pg. 12

Do anywhere rope tricks. (1) Easy one-hand knot. (2) Through your hand.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1981 (v.71#11) pg. 10

Making a magic rope. How to convert ordinary clothesline into the soft, pliable rope that is easy to loop, knot and cut.
BOYS' LIFE May 1984 (v.74#5) pg. 18

A rope and a knot from nowhere. With a clap of your hands, a magic rope will appear. With a shake of your fingers, the rope will make a knot.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1984 (v.74#6) pg. 14

How to do the "saving touch" string trick. Three colored strings are cut in half. However, the one subjected to the "saving touch" emerges whole.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1985 (v.75#9) pg. 18

Swing-a-Ring magic trick. A plastic ring escapes from a knotted rope.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1991 (v.81#11) pg. 18

The cut and restored shoelace magic trick.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1993 (v.83#3) pg. 16

The great rope escape. How to escape from a loop of string tied through a buttonhole on your shirt while the ends are held by someone else.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1999 (v.89#7) pg. 17

Folk toys that are easy to build. A bullroarer, whammydiddle, farfeldinger, spooky screamer, lariat and Indian rope trick.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #439 Dec 1964 (v.60) pg. 96