After practicing this technique, you can bring your own spoon-bending routine to any restaurant, cafe, or dinner table. Most importantly, the subtle finger movement, moving the spoon upward while rubbing, is crucial to your performance coming across as believable. Follow along with Ben’s hand positions as he shows you to bend the spoon as you bring it up to display. A similar technique can be used to bend keys, nails, and other thin metal objects. Ben Salinas demonstrates more close-up Magic Tricks in the “Quick Tricks” course also on this platform.