Easy Magic Tricks for Beginners
- All Easy Card Tricks (31)
- All Prediction Tricks (15)
- Bar Bets and Tricks (14)
- Basic Magic Technique (9)
- Card Magic Tricks (19)
- Easy Magic Tricks For Kids (10)
- Science Magic Tricks (14)
Easy Magic Tricks With Playing Cards
With just a deck of cards, you have lots of magic options. Among the many card tricks that we have explained in our library of easy tricks, here are our favorites.
Easy Magic Tricks With Money
Here are easy tricks that you can perform with coins and are perfect for beginners.
Easy Magic Tricks With Money and Coins
Here are easy magic tricks that you can perform with coins and money that are perfect for beginners.
Bar Bets are a genre of magic. They're tricks that challenge others so they just can't win. Have fun with these.
Easy Magic: The Cut and Restored String
Here's a classic trick for beginners, a variation on the cut and restored plot, which involves shearing a string in half as it resides in a straw and then restoring the string so it's whole again. Even though the string is inside the straw and you've cut the straw in half, the string is somehow untouched.
Easy Magic Trick: The Magnetic Hand
In this easy card magic trick, you somehow cause several playing cards to adhere to your hand as if it were a magnet. This one takes some preparation ahead of time, but the results are well worth it.
Easy Magic Trick - Vanishing a Coin
In this easy magic trick, you make a coin vanish right before spectators' eyes.
Easy Magic Trick - Fast Find Ver. 2
Here's an easy magic trick with playing cards that is a stronger version of a trick that I already teach called "Fast Find." As in the original "Fast Find," you give your friends a couple of cards and have them place the cards into the deck. Within a second, you find the two cards to your friends' amazement.
Easy Magic for the Dinner Table
Want to entertain others with magic at the dinner table? Here are some of our easy magic tricks that you can perform with whatever you have around the table.
Easy Magic Trick: Coin Dish
Here's a way to magically multiply money. In the trick, you have a spectator carefully count several coins into a dish, which you pour back into his hand. When he opens his hand later, he'll find more coins then he originally counted.
Learn How to Perform the Magic Tube
Here's a trick that's as much a craft project as it is a magic trick. You show an empty tube and then magically produce items such as ribbons or silk handkerchiefs. This one is a particularly good trick for kids.
All About Levitations
If you want to float objects in the air, here are resources on how to do this.
Easy Magic Tricks: Two-Card Monte
You show two cards and then remove one and place it behind your back. When the spectator guesses the card that you took, he is always wrong.
Easy Trick: The Rising Card
In this classic trick, you have a spectator select a card and then lose it in the deck. You rest your first finger on top of the deck and as you lift your finger, the spectator's card mysteriously rises with it.
Easy Magic Tricks for Kids to Learn and Perform
Here are some easy tricks that young kids can learn that are simple and only require materials that you find around the house.
Easy Magic Trick: The Color Card Prediction
Here's an easy magic trick with playing cards. A spectator chooses a card from several that you display in your hand. Afterwards, you show the spectator that the card that they chose was the only one that was different - in this case, the only red-backed card in a bunch of blue-backed cards.
Easy Magic: Mind Reading & Predictions
If you want to read minds or make wild predictions that somehow come true, here's a collection of easy tricks that you can learn and perform for your friends. You'll find some winners here. But hey, you already knew that, right?
Easy Magic Demonstrations
Here are demonstrations of easy tricks that are good ones to purchase for beginning magicians.
Easy Magic Trick: The Vanishing Coin
Here's a different way to make a coin disappear. Most of this trick relies on a clever gimmick that you make beforehand.
Easy Magic Trick: The Book Bet
A spectator counts several coins into an opened book. When you pour the coins back into his hands, the coins have multiplied. This one is easy to learn and perform and works well with a theme of economics or finance.
Easy Magic Trick: The Boomerangs
This is an easy trick for beginners that is often found in beginning magic sets. If you like, you can also make your own out of cardboard or heavy paper - I'll discuss how to do this.
Easy Trick: The Necklace
In this effect, three beads appear to pass right through a string and release themselves. This one is easy to make and perform, and at the end, everything can be handed out for examination.
Easy Magic: The Vanishing Bead
Here's a basic vanish that's easy to perform and particularly good for young kids. In this magic trick, all you need is a paper cup and bead.
Easy Magic Trick: The Unlinking Safety Pin
In this easy trick, you clearly link two safety pins together by opening one, inserting it through the other and closing the first pin. In seemingly no time, you pull the safety pins apart, but both are still closed. This is a trick that I did a lot when I was a kid.
Easy Magic Tricks: The Magnetic Pencil 2
Here's a great enhancement on a well known, easy magic trick. If you already know how to perform the "Magnetic Pencil," it's a powerful follow up. After showing that a pencil sticks to your hand as you grasp your wrist, you suddenly let go of your "grabbing" hand and the pencil mysteriously stays in place.
Easy Magic: The Rubberband Routine
Combine four easy magic tricks with a central theme and prop, and you end up with an entire routine. All you need are three rubber bands and a finger ring to perform three solid through solid pass effects and a levitation.
Easy Magic Tricks: The Magnetic Pencil
Here's a classic easy magic trick. You grab your wrist with your hand and a pencil appears to stick to your hand. When you let go, the pencil drops. At the end, your spectators can examine the pencil.
Easy Magic Tricks: The Levitating Ring
In this easy magic trick. A finger ring that's resting on a pencil mysteriously levitates on its own. There's some preparation involved, but you should have fun with this one.
Easy Trick: Mind Reader
A spectator shuffles a deck of cards and memorizes the card at the bottom of the deck. So you can’t see the selected card, the deck is slipped back into its box. After a bit of mumbo-jumbo, psycho-babble, you’re able to tell the spectator the exact card that he is thinking of.
Magic Tricks for Kids: The Rubber Pencil
Here's a super easy magic trick for kids that's really an optical illusion. You wave a normal pencil and it appears to bend, just as if it were made of rubber.
Easy Magic: A Dicey Card Prediction
Here's an ultra-easy card prediction that works with a pair of ordinary dice. Your friend rolls a pair of dice and uses the resulting number to count to a card in a deck. You then hand your friend a note that states the name of the card that he counted to. You have successfully predicted a card that was determined by the roll of the dice.
The Best of the Easy Card Tricks
With just a deck of cards, you can practically put on a show. Among the many card tricks that we have explained in our library of easy tricks, here are our favorites.
Easy Magic: The Color Spelling Trick
This is a mystifying trick that is great for kids. In the effect, a spectator secretly selects a color and then by silently spelling it as the magician touches a series of cards, the magician locates the color.
Easy Magic Trick: The Ball and Vase
The magician displays a small vase, takes out a ball and places it in her pocket. With a wave of the hand or other incantation, the ball appears back in the vase. And with another incantation, the ball disappears from the vase and reappears in the pocket. This one is easy to perform and is perfect for young kids.
EZ Magic: The Thumb Stretch
Here's an amusing illusion that makes it appear as if you are stretching your thumb. All you need are your hands.
Easy Magic Trick: The Coin Slide
The Coin Slide is an ultra-simple trick for young kids to learn and perform. It’s available from any magic dealer and many toy stores for less than a couple of dollars. A mechanical trick, the effect does all the work to make a coin disappear and reappear.
Easy Magic Trick: The “Impassable” Corks
In this effect, you hold two wine corks that are seemingly interlocked, and somehow pull the corks through each other. It’s a fast, visual trick that you can also perform with rolled dollar bills and other objects of roughly the same size as wine corks.
Easy Magic Trick: The Reversed Card
The spectator selects a card and places it back into the deck. After placing the deck behind your back and bringing it out again, the selected card is shown to have reversed itself in the deck.
The Killer Prediction 2
You lay an envelope down onto the table and explain that there is a prediction written inside. You bring out a deck of cards, show the cards to be different and ask a spectator to name a number. Based on the freely named number, a card is selected. When the letter inside the envelope is opened and read, it states the exact card that was chosen.
Easy Magic: The Nine- or 21-Card Trick
This well known sequence allows a person to discover a spectator’s card simply by dealing cards. Simply follow the instructions. If you like, you may adapt this sequence to work with a pack of 21-cards.
Easy Trick: Simple Monte
In this trick, you display three cards in a fan and ask the player to remember them. After turning the cards over, you remove the middle card. You ask the spectator if they can recall what the card is. And when you show it to them, it’s a different card. This is an easy trick that you can easily make and perform.
Easy Trick: The Spoon Bend - Version 1
Here's a classic trick that every smart aleck needs to know. You grab any spoon, press down on it with your hands and appear to bend the spoon. As your stunned spectators register what you just did (the gall of you!), you lift up the spoon and show that it is unbent, just as you found it.
The Amazing Balancing Cup
Showing off your incredible sense of balance, you hold a playing card and balance a cup on top of it.
Easy Magic: The Vanishing Toothpick
In this fast trick, you cause a toothpick that you're holding in your hand to quickly vanish. At the end, you're holding your fingers wide apart.
Easy Magic: The Jumping Paper Clips
This classic trick is great for young kids and just about every magician has played with it. In the effect, a pair of paper clips are attached to a dollar bill. After pulling the ends of the dollar bill, the paper clips link and jump from the dollar.
Basic Technique: The Coin Vanish
This basic magic technique allows you to make a coin seemingly disappear. It’s a basic sleight-of-hand move that is well known among magicians.
Free Magic Tricks
Want to learn free magic tricks that are easy to learn and perform for your friends? With just a deck of cards and other household items, you have lots of magic options. Among the many tricks that we have explained in our library of easy tricks, here are our favorites.
Easy Trick: The Mental Prediction
This is an old classic that is based on a quirk in mathematics. You can read it to a friend and have them follow along.
Easy Magic: Finding a Spectator's Card
A classic plot in card magic, you ask a spectator to select a card. You lose the card in the deck and then later find it. We teach a basic technique for locating a spectator’s card.
Simple Tricks for Beginners: Our Favorites
If you want to pursue magic, you’ll want to learn some simple tricks. Here at Magic & Illusion, we explain lots of tricks that use everyday, common, household materials and require no complicated sleight-of-hand. We also offer clear, step-by-step instructions so you may quickly learn the tricks and perform them for your friends. These tricks...
Easy Magic: Ten Card Poker
Using only ten playing cards, you deal two hands of poker and win three times in a row. This is a classic and if you like this trick, we offer resources for professional versions.
Easy Card Magic: Finder Keeper
After a spectator shuffles a deck, you browse it and bring out two cards and set them aside. You deal cards until the spectator says "stop" and insert one of your previously selected cards, face-up. You repeat the process. At the end, you can show that the face-up cards are next to their mates in the deck, for example, the black fours (four of...
The Best of the Easy Magic Tricks
If you want to learn easy magic tricks, you've come to right place.
Easy Trick: Dark Magic
Here’s a great trick to perform at a party. You ask someone to select an item while you’re out of the room, tell everyone else which item was selected and leave it in place. When you return, another person goes from object to object touching them in a random order. When the person touches the chosen object, you’re able to tell everyone that this...
Easy Magic Trick: The Jumping Rubberband
A rubber band mysteriously jumps from your pinkie and ring fingers to the first and middle fingers of the same hand and then back again. All you need is a rubberband.
Easy Magic: The Clipped Card
This effect is more of a puzzle than a magic trick. It's a fun exercise in perception and can act as an introduction to a card trick or an effect where you explain the difference between illusion and reality.
Easy Magic: The Bill Roll
In this effect you clearly roll two bills together on a table. And when you unroll them, the bills have traded places-the bill that was previously on top is now on the bottom and vice versa. This simple effect is easy to learn and perform. All you need are two bills of different denominations and there are no gimmicks, fancy moves or extra devices.
Easy Magic Tricks with Poker and Gambling
Want to deal yourself a royal flush? Or how about cutting to the aces in a deck? Here are the best easy magic tricks with gambling themes. While I would never encourage anyone to cheat, these tricks deal with poker, three card monte and more. If you ve been wanting to perform easy magic tricks with gambling themes, here s where you can start.
Easy Tricks with Four Aces
There's something about magicians and the four aces in a deck of cards. If you'd like to learn to perform easy card tricks that employ the four aces, here’s a collection of effects that you can master in little time.
Simple Levitation Magic Tricks for Beginners and Kids
To levitate something or somebody is to cause it to suddenly rise without physical means and seemingly break the laws of gravity. Magicians are known for levitating or floating small objects such as cards and finger rings in close-up magic, or can even levitate people, live animals or even cars and more in big stage illusions. Here are some...
Easy Magic Trick: Card Prediction - Second Method
An easy method to predict a card that your spectator is going to select.
Easy Magic Trick: The Card Prediction
An easy method to predict a card that your spectator is going to select.
Easy Trick: The Rising Ring
A ring that’s threaded onto a rubberband mysteriously rises on its own accord. This one is super easy and all you need is a rubberband and a ring. There’s almost no preparation.
Easy Trick: Sawing a Lady in Half
Alright, this is not a version of the big stage illusion where a magician appears to saw a lady in half. But you can make this version out of an envelope and paper and it won’t cost you thousands of dollars. And you won’t even need a brave volunteer.
Easy Magic: That Thumb Thing
Here’s an age-old trick that you can do anytime, anywhere. In an instant, you seemingly pull your thumb apart and then put it back together again. If you’re an uncle or grandpa, you almost have to learn this trick to tease the kids. And if you want to truly torment a professional magician, show this trick and ask him if he knows how you did it.
The Killer Prediction
In this convincing trick, the magician shows an envelope and explains that there is a prediction written within. The spectator is given a deck of cards and is asked to mix it and deal cards (face down) onto the table until they feel like stopping. When the letter inside the envelope is read, it states the exact card that the spectator last dealt...
Easy Magic: The Banana Buster
By executing an ultra-secret ninja move, you magically cause a banana to separate into pieces while it’s still inside the peel. This trick is an easy one that only requires a little preparation. And be sure that you’re hungry so you can eat the banana when you’re done.
Easy Trick: Cold as Ice
You pour some water into a cup. You utter some secret words and when you turn over the cup, all that comes out is a chunk of ice. This one is super easy with the secret and a little setup.
Easy Trick: Teleporting Cards
Two effects in our library of easy tricks: "The Good Guess" and "Simple Monte" are "gotcha" effects. You show a spectator some cards and remove one, and the spectator tries to guess what's left and is always wrong. This trick uses the secret from either "The Good Guess" or "Simple Monte" to make a card appear to travel from one place to another.
Easy Trick: The Good Guess
You display a couple of cards, place them into a bag and then remove one. When you ask your spectator which one remains, he or she is always right or wrong. It’s your choice and completely under your control.
Easy Magic Trick, Dealing Four Aces
Here's a great magic trick and the best, easy way to deal yourself four aces in a seeming demonstration of poker. As you'll see, it's all in the cards.
Interactive Magic: The Mystery Wheel
Here's a web-based magic trick. Even though you select a random number, we’re going to try and predict where you will end up. Take a magic journey.