Magic trick for kids | Sanitas magazine

Sani’s banana trick

You’ll fool everybody with the banana trick: You peel the whole banana and it’s already cut into pieces inside. Sani will show you how.

You will need

  • 1 banana
  • 1 thin needle
  • A strong piece of thread approx. 30 cm long
  • 1 slice of lemon

Insert the needle into the banana. Run the needle forward a little under the skin. Leave a tail of thread at least 10 cm long.

Pull the needle out and push it back into the hole it just came out of. Again, move the needl horizontally under the skin.

Continue around the circumference of the banana until you reach the first hole again – you’ll need about 4 to 6 "stitches".

At the same time, pull both ends of the thread firmly in a downwards motion cutting the banana into two halves.

Sani’s tip: Prepare the trick right before you plan to perform it otherwise the puncture holes will go brown. Add a little lemon juice using a cotton bud to the holes to stop them from going brown.

A detailed explanation of the trick can be found in this video: