How to Make Fake Handcuffs

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Things You'll Need

  • 2 feet of rope

  • Volunteer

Make Handcuffs

A great novelty item to make for magic tricks or practical jokes is a pair of homemade handcuffs. These type of handcuffs are really simple to make and do not require a lot of monetary investment. If you are looking for a fun way to pass the time making these cuffs and putting them on friends is always entertaining.


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Step 1

Make two loops out of the center of the 2-foot piece of rope.

Step 2

Pull one of the loops you made in the rope through the other loop. This will put a small not in the middle of the rope and will form the two cuff portions of the hand cuffs.

Step 3

Tell your friend or volunteer to slide their hands into the two loops. Once their hands are in the loops, pull the extra rope to tighten the cuffs around their hands.


Step 4

Tie the left over rope in a tight knot until all of the rope is used. The volunteer will be handcuffed and unable to untie the knots or to remove his hands from the cuffs.