Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

Easy Yo-Yo Tricks


The Forward Pass Yo-Yo Trick
Hold the yo-yo as in the Throw Down, but drop it to your side.
Hold the yo-yo as in the Throw Down, but drop it to your side.

Although your yo-yo fans may not jump up and down and cheer as if they were at a football game, they'll applaud when you throw a Forward Pass.

Step 1: Hold the yo-yo as if you were about to perform a Throw Down. But instead of holding your yo-yo hand in front of you, drop it to your side, turning it over so the back of your hand faces forward.

Flick the yo-yo forward. When it reaches the end of the string, give it a tug back and catch palm facing up.
Flick the yo-yo forward. When it reaches the end of the string, give it a tug back and catch palm facing up.

Step 2: Then flick or swing your wrist and arm forward, throwing the yo-yo directly in front of you.

Step 3: When the yo-yo reaches the end of the string, give it a slight tug. Then turn your hand over, palm facing up, and catch the yo-yo in your palm.

Don't worry if you don't catch it the first few times. If it hits your hand as it returns, you're doing it correctly. With a little practice, you'll learn to catch it every time.

Keep reading to learn an entertaining yo-yo trick called Walk the Dog.

For more fun yo-yo tricks and kids activities, check out: