A thumb tip is one of the most versatile props in magic–you can use it for vanishes, appearances, restorations, and switches. Here are a few ideas to get your brain going (we’ll include at least one of each):
Everyone knows about the vanishing salt trick, where you pour salt into the first and steal the thumb tip away in the action of packing the salt into your palm. But, if you’re on the beach and have a pocket in your swimsuit, you have an impromptu miracle on your hands. Just grab some salt, throw it in the thumb tip, and you’re off to the races.