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The Best Easy Card Magic Tricks for Beginners and Kids


Among the many card magic tricks that we have explained in our library of easy tricks, here are my favorites, along with instructions for what I consider to be the very best and greatest for beginners and kids. With these card magic tricks, beginners and kids will be quickly performing magic.

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1. World's Best Easy Card Trick

I've looked at a lot of easy card tricks and I think that this one is the best. I've never seen it published anywhere, but I learned it when I was about nine. I've showed and taught this one to lots of beginners and it never fails to impress. I hope that you have fun with it.

2. Easy Magic Trick: How to Levitate or Float a Playing Card

Here's a visual trick where you make a playing card apparently float over your hand - you're breaking the laws of gravity. This one is easy and it happens courtesy of a gimmick that you'll learn to make through step-by-step instructions.


3. The Magnetic Hand

Here's an easy card trick where cards mysteriously stick to your hand - just as if you are magnetic. It's a refreshing departure for a card trick that's not the usual "find a card" plot. You'll find that this one is easy to learn and perform and it relies on a clever gimmick that we show you how to make.

4. The Spelling Card Trick

I think that this is one of the very best card magic tricks for a beginner to learn and perform. It's easy and requires no sleight of hand and the revelation where you spell to a spectator's freely chosen card is baffling and has impact. Furthermore, this is one that I performed for family and friends when I was first starting out in magic. If you're new to magic, I think it can serve you well.

5. The Simple Monte - Version 2

Here's a great easy card magic trick that's based on the Monte. You show three cards and ask spectators to remember the middle card. You slowly remove the middle card and lay it face down onto the table. When you turn the card over, it's a different card. This one is easy to learn and perform so it's great for kids and beginners. And best of all, it's quite baffling.

6. Easy Card Magic Tricks - The Count

Among card magic tricks, this one is among the finest. You can use any deck of cards, just as long as it has all of its cards, and this one is baffling as well as easy to learn and perform. What makes this trick stand apart from other easy card magic tricks is that the handling on the part of the magician is minimal, and the spectator practically finds the card himself.

7. Easy Magic Trick: How to Levitate or Float a Playing Card, Version 2

Here's another way to float or levitate a playing card. This one is great for kids and beginners.


8. Easy Magic Trick: Incredible Spelling

In this trick, you take a packet of cards that contains the ace through king of a single suit, and by simply spelling the name of each card (ace, two, three...etc), you reveal each card in order. The kicker is that you are placing the in-between cards back underneath the pile. It’s not really a magic trick, but a fairly impressive mathematical stunt. Give this one a try. You’ll have fun with it.

9. Learn How to Dowse for a Playing Card

Here's an easy card trick that employs a theme of "dowsing" for a spectator's selected card. It's quite easy to learn and perform and most of the impact relies on your acting.

10. 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.

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