Among the many easy magic tricks that I teach here at Magic.About.com, there are many that I feel are particularly good for young kids to learn and perform. In general, the magic tricks have to be easy understand, simple to learn and perform and employ materials that kids and parents have around the house. So here, in my opinion, are the best easy magic tricks for kids. Before you purchase a magic kit, save the money and try the tricks here instead.
In this easy magic trick, a pencil mysteriously adheres to your hand, almost as if it is magnetic. Best of all, the only object that you need is a pencil or pen.
In this magic trick, a pencil is shown to be solid but then appears to be made of rubber - it looks like it’s bending. It’s all thanks to an optical illusion and all you need for this one is a pencil or pen.
This one is probably more of a stunt than a magic trick, but you tell spectators that you can cause two paper clips to mysteriously link and then jump - all without touching them. It’s all in the setup and I’ve seen five year old kids successfully perform this one.
This one is a challenge that’s based on an optical illusion. You will need five playing cards that you will effectively destroy. But this magic trick is a great one for kids and it’s worth it. Once you make it, kids can carry it around and perform it for a long time.
A little harder because of the setup, in this magic trick, you cause three beads to apparently pass through the string that’s holding it. All you need are some beads and string. This one is best for older kids, say seven and up.
Here’s a great trick that can be performed anywhere and all it takes is a rubber band. Kids will need some assistance learning this one, but once they’ve got it, they’ll have a great trick that they can demonstrate anytime that they come across a rubber band.
You don’t have to vanish a bead with one. The prop, which you make from a paper cup, can be used to vanish any small object. It’s perfect for young kids, however, a grown-up will have to help them prepare the cup.
Who wouldn’t want to cause water to somehow instantaneously freeze into ice? This one is a bit messy, admittedly, but with some grown-up supervision, kids can effectively perform this feat.
This is a close-up version of the famous stage magic trick - perhaps the most famous magic illusion in the world. Here, you seemingly cut a paper lady in half, and she remains whole. Kids will need some help with the creation of the props as well as setting up the trick, but this one is well worth it.
Looking for some craft projects for the kids? How about some crafts that allow the kids to create magic tricks? If so, you’ll find them in this collection.