The magician is going to show the audience how a plastic pencil can be cut in half by the special cutting machine and then instantly restored. This is how you do it:

First of all show the ordinary pencil to the audience. Put the pencil into the cutting machine and then push the machine apart. The pencil appears to be cut in half and through the apertures of each block, the spectator will be able to clearly see the pencil cut into three separate pieces.

Now push the two blocks of the cutting machine back together again and the pencil will once again be in one piece. Takethe pencil out from the cutting machine to demonstrate to the audience and wait for the applause!