Here is a pencil trick. It's not very impressive. When I was a kid I went to a wedding and was seated next to this old dude who tried to entertain me all evening. He did a few magic tricks with rubber bands, napkins, and other junk from my mother's purse. This was one of his tricks. Usually with this sort of thing there is a setup: I will now weave a pencil through my fingers, or make this dove vanish. This is not like that. There is nothing even "tricky" about this pencil trick. It is not a magic trick or a skill trick. Do it, and the audience will think, "Well, that was sort-of interesting?” At that time though, I thought it was very cool. He made quite an impression on me. In short, I am rapidly becoming that old dude.