The basic idea of the figure 8 is to manipulate the glowsticks in a way that creates a trail of light resembling the number "8." One glowstick is drawing the outline of an "8" while the other glowstick follows in its path. One way of doing this is using your arms. This video demonstrates how to draw an 8 using mainly arm movements (as opposed to wrist movements.)
This how to video describes a right-handed figure 8. To perform a left-handed figure 8, reverse the motions.
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