This effect is puzzling, easy to perform, and includes wonderful patter which promotes audience participation. A matchbox and ribbon are presented to the audience, showing that the ribbon is threaded between the cover and drawer of the box. A spectator is asked to hold both ends of the ribbon, suspending the matchbox in mid-air. The magician places a handkerchief over the matchbox while the ends of the ribbon held by the spectator remain in full view.
The magician reaches under the silk, and when the silk is whisked away, the ribbon has magically penetrated through the cover of the matchbox and the matchbox falls to the table completely unharmed! Both the matchbox and the ribbon are completely examinable making this an amazing effect! Easy to perform and great for all audiences!