9 Fun and Easy Magic Tricks for
Kids: Simple Step-by-Step Instructions
Magic can be one of the most amazing things for kids to see, but magic
tricks for kids put the magical power into their own hands. And when
kids transforms themselves into magicians, their excitement can grow to even
Helping Kids Live Out Their Dream of Becoming Magicians
Sure, you can amaze your child by showing him or her with magic for
kids or with a whole and fabulous kids magic party, but you will
probably find that your child will be much happier with the ability
to astound his or her friends with kids magic tricks that
they can do all on their OWN.
The Best Thing about These Magic Tricks:
- They Are all as
Impressive to See as They Are Easy to Do
These easy magic tricks for kids are simple enough that they can be
learned quite quickly.
Whether you want math magic for your
kid, a simple magic trick for kid of any age, some kids crafts
magic, a magic card trick for kid, a child magic trick, or a child
magic show, this is the best place to be.
This is a
big easy magic tricks for children resource with 9 spectacular magic
On this page you will find all kinds of awesome free kids magic
tricks, including some nifty math magic, a magic trick for child or
two, and anything your child wants to become a magician.
The First Law of Magic
it comes to teaching your kids magic, and your child is actually
really serious about being a magician remember to teach them the
first law of magic:
A magician never reveals his or
If your kids want to astound their
friends and keep the mystique and impressiveness to a maximum, it is
a good idea to inspire them to keep the recipe to their magic tricks
to themselves and keep their mouths tightly closed in order to keep
the mystery and surprise in the magic tricks.
it's going to be very hard for them to keep quiet when they do a
magic trick for their friends. They will probably get so excited
about doing a trick and fooling their friends that it can be
difficult for them to not let their friends in on the close secret.
The Second Law of Magic
second law of magic is: repeat, repeat, repeat!
Repetition is the law of memory, but repeating an action helps your
child to get the action right.
Just like your child has to
learn to tie their shoelaces, ride a bike, or put on their backpack
over and over until they get it right, so too they have to perform
each of the magic tricks over and over if they want to get the hang
of the motions.
It will always take a lot of practice to get
the trick right and looking good, but it is well worth it for them
to be able to pull a slick trick off without fumbling or making a
So the cliché really does stick: Practice
makes magical master! :-)
Many kids love to perform
magic tricks in their bedroom or with their siblings, but when it
comes time to do their trick at a child magic show, they may end up
fumbling or freezing because they are nervous.
they have practiced their magic tricks over and over, they
won't even have to think about it because their brains have already
gotten so used to moving their hands and fingers through the motions
that it won't be a problem.
So repetition can be boring but
they'll know it'll be worth it, when they can pull off the trick
5 Top Tips on Performing Magic Tricks and Preparing a Child
you want to teach your child or children some fun and easy
magic tricks and preparing them to stage a child
magic show, here are some good things to keep in mind:
- Get the Audience Involved - The
secret to being a good magician is to get the audience
participating and interested in the magic trick, and that
is something you have to teach your kids.
can interest the audience in what they are doing with
their hands, they won't be able to see that little sleight
of hand that is going on when their eyes are distracted.
Help your child learn to talk with the audience and draw
them into their magic tricks for kids.
- Learn Skills - Many of the beginner
magicians rely a lot on gadgets and little devices to help
them with their tricks, but remember that these gimmicks
If your child is really interested in
becoming a good magician, have him or her learn skills
that will help them to really be great without needing any
- Do Over and Over - It's said above,
but it bears repeating: practice makes permanent.
If your child really wants to be a good magician, they
will spend a lot of time practicing even simple tricks to
be sure they get them right without having to think about
- Magic Takes Time - Magic skills don't
blossom overnight, but getting your brain to work with
your hands and body to fool the audience will take time.
Many basic magicians can do simple tricks within a
few hours of practice, but the good tricks will take much
longer to learn.
Help your child understand that
the good tricks will require time to learn, and if they
want to go there, they will automatically begin to invest
more time into learning.
- Keep the Tricks Simple - Your child
is probably not going to understand many of the tricks
done by greats like
David Copperfield, so keep the tricks simple. The
simple tricks are the ones that they can easily learn, and
they are the ones that are going to be successful.
Teach your child exactly what needs to be done, make
sure they understand exactly what they have to do and why,
and sit back and let them get practicing.
If you can help your child and follow the tips above, you can
be certain that your child will become a great magician and go
on to impress their friends and family with their amazing
So, let's get down to a few simple magic
Remember: keep the tricks for kids simple and it will make it easier for them to
These kids magic tricks below are all
quite easy to learn, and your child is sure to impress his or
her friends once a trick is properly learned.
1) The Climbing Ring
This simple magic trick for kids is so easy that you might
feel silly once you get it:
Step 1: Preparation: Cut a rubber
band in half so that it is a single long string.
- Step 2: Performance: The child will
explain to the audience that he has been developing the
power of his mind and has been able to move small objects
using nothing more than his mental power. He can say that
rings have been the ones with the best success, and he can
ask someone in the crowd for any kind of ring.
- Step 3: Performance: Your child will
thread the rubber band through the ring, and will grab the
ends of the rubber band with both hands thus holding out
the rubber band (without it being actually stretched).
- Step 4: Performance: This is the
tricky part: your child needs to grab the rubber band with
his index finger directly in the middle of the band and
stretch it out as he is appearing to grab the ends with
his thumb. If he gets this right, the rubber band will be
stretched out but appear as if it were normal to the
- Step 5 Performance: As he tells the
audience that he is going to move the ring with his mind,
have him make a "concentrated" face as he lets go of the
rubber band slowly. The weight of the ring will hold it in
place as the rubber band contracts, but it will appear to
climb as the rubber band is allowed to go slack.
Sounds easy, but such magic tricks for kids take a lot of
practice to grab the rubber band in the middle while appearing
to grab its ends.
As this instruction can be quite
difficult to understand properly, here is a video
demonstration of this free magic trick for kids.
2) Magic Card Trick for Kids: Runaway Queen
This is a terribly simple trick, and it can be fun for
your child to learn:
1: Preparation: Select the Queen of Hearts from a deck
of regular playing cards, along with any four black playing
cards. Line them up in a perfectly straight line, and place them
one on top of each other with the queen in the middle. Spread
them so there is a centimeter of card showing on the bottom, and
glue them all together. Don't forget a brightly colored paper
- Step 2: Performance: When it comes time for
the magic trick, show the five cards to the audience and tell
them a story about the Red Queen being evil in the land of black
cards (you can make it up as you go).
- Step 3: Performance: Produce the paper clip
and say they are to handcuff the Queen, and show the Queen in
the middle of the cards.
- Step 4: Performance: Have someone come up
to the stage and put the handcuffs (paper clip) on the queen
(the middle card).
- Step 5: Performance Turn over the cards to
show that the handcuffs are nowhere near the queen, who "has
The reason this works is that putting the paper clip on the
back of the middle card (the queen) will make the clip appear
to be in a completely different place when you turn the cards
over (it will be on the other side of the card and thus appear
to be on the front of another card).
3) Rubber Pencil
For this kind of easy magic trick, all you really
need is a pencil and a bit of practice:
1: Performance: Hold your pencil nearly at the tip of
the eraser side, gripping it loosely between your thumb and
- Step 2: Performance Shake your hand up and
down, and let the pencil flop up and down as well. When you get
the right speed, it will fool the eyes into making them see the
pencil bending (it's just an optical illusion, but a very fancy
It doesn't take very fast shaking, but practice getting the
speed just right in order to make the pencil appear to bend as
you bounce it with a loose grip.
4) The Necklace
The necklace trick will require more practice, but it's quite
simple when you think about it:
1: Preparation: Find large beads that have a hole large
enough to run the string through four times.
- Step 2: Preparation: Before you ever get to
the trick, bend one of the strings you will use and thread the
loop through the bead that will be in the center. Do the same
with the second string, and thread it through the original loop
of string. Place the bead on the joint between the two strings,
as that will hold the secret loops in place.
- Step 3: Preparation: Thread more beads onto
the necklace, however many you want. If you got the two hidden
loops right, you can even wear the necklace and remove it in
order to do the trick.
- Step 4: Performance: Grab one end from each
string and tie it together with a simple single knot. Pull the
string tight to make it look like the beads are tied within the
- Step 5: Performance Grasp the beads in one
of your hands, and pass the ends of the strings to members of
the audience. Count to three dramatically and have them pull on
the string ends. The beads should fall right into your hands.
The secret of this trick is the knot that you used in the
center bead. It will pull loose and let the beads slip right
off the string if you get it right.
5) Jumping Clips
The trick takes practice to get it right, but it's a good one
for amateur magicians:
Step 1: Performance: Grab a regular
dollar bill and two simple paper clips.
- Step 2: Performance: Fold your dollar
into the shape of an "S" with three folds, putting a
finger between each fold.
- Step 3: Performance: Place the paper
clips onto the bill, with the first paper clip joining the
top two parts of the bill and the second paper clip
joining the bottom two parts of the bill.
- Step 4: Performance: Gently pull the
ends of the dollar bill and watch as the two paper clips
slide together, join, and fly off the bill.
This magic trick for kids is really easy, but you
will need to practice it a bit to get the trick down just
right and make it fluid.
Here is a video demonstration
of this magic trick:
6) Floating Ring
This is a nifty magic trick for kids
that will amaze your child's friends, but it may be harder to
pull off than you might expect:
1: Preparation: Use clear tape
to attach a thin piece of black thread to the top of the
pencil right under the eraser, and attach the thread to
one of the buttons on your shirt. Make sure you have
enough length to make the thread tight when your arm is
fully extended, and hold the pencil eraser side up.
- Step 2: Performance: In front of the
audience, tell them that you will make a ring levitate.
Get a ring from the audience and place it on the pencil
from the eraser side.
- Step 3: Performance: With the ring
resting on your finger, tell the audience that you are
going to levitate the ring. Appear to concentrate a lot as
you slowly pull the pencil away from your body, out in
front of you, off the side, up, or down. Whatever way you
pull, the string will tighten and the ring will appear to
be floating as if by magic.
- Step 4: Performance When the trick is
done, pull the pencil outward to pull off the tape and
thread to hand the pencil and ring to the audience. No one
will notice the black thread hanging down, and you can
remove it easily.
Your child will have to practice this one a lot in order to
get it right, as it takes practice to move the hand gently
while making it appear that the ring is levitating.
7) Magic Card Trick for Kids: Magnetic Hand Card Trick
You can help your child astound his or her friends with this
trick, and it only calls for a simple gimmick that is easy to
1: Preparation: Use a pair of scissors or a knife
to cut a small flap in the center of one playing card, and
make sure the flap is easily bendable. Glue that gimmicked
card onto the back of a regular playing card, making sure
the edges don't overlap (trim if necessary).
is in fact another way to make a flap with only tape which
is very easy and which is demonstrated in the video below.
- Step 2: Performance: Select a few
more playing cards, and fan them out to hold them in your
hand. Have the gimmicked card in the bottom center, and
make sure you can easily grab the flap between your index
and ring fingers.
- Step 3: Performance: Hold out the
cards, release your thumb, and show that your hand is
magnetically keeping the cards stuck to it. You can even
turn them around and over to show that they are appearing
to stick like magic.
Getting that grip between index and ring finger right will
hold the cards in place, but it will take a bit of practice to
make it look natural.
Here is an excellent video
tutorial on how to perform this great one of magic tricks for
8) Vanishing Toothpick
illusion is easy to do, but it will take a good deal of
practice to get it just right:
1: Preparation: Your child will have to wear a
ring on their ring finger, as that is where the toothpick
will be secreted.
- Step 2: Performance: Hold the
toothpick between thumb and index finger, gripping it
- Step 3: Performance: Use your thumb
and finger to push the end of the toothpick into the ring
on the part behind your hand. Push the toothpick all the
way through, and appear to press down firmly with your
thumb to make it look like you are making it disappear.
- Step 4 Performance: Open your hand,
bending your fingers slightly and keeping them tightly
together. The toothpick will have vanished, and you can
open your hand to show that you aren't holding it in your
It will take work to get this trick right, as you will have to
slide it into the ring on the back of your hand. Totally worth
it to see the looks of amazement on your child's friends'
faces as they see him or her make a toothpick disappear.
9) Magic Card Trick for Kids: The Floating Card
An easy card trick for kids, but will need hours of repeating
to make it look natural:
1: Performance: You will have to learn how to
"find" a "lost card" in a deck of cards. To do so, simply
place the card on the top of the deck, and practice the
fake shuffle that ends up with the card on top of the
- Step 2: Performance Hold the deck in
your off hand with the faces pointing forwards, and hold
the index finger of your writing hand over the deck.
- Step 3: Performance Bring the index
finger down to "hit" the deck of cards, extend your pinky
finger to touch the deck and grip the card (that has been
placed on the top of the deck), and pull it up with you as
If you can get this trick right, you can make it look like the
card is rising all on its own, but it will be a bit tricky to
get it right.
All of the tricks above are guaranteed to
provide hours of fun for your child and amaze your child's
If your child can get them down right, they
will be able to pull off the tricks without a hitch :-)
Your Positive Parenting Ally,
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