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The Best Easy 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 simple magic tricks that will allow you to levitate objects, make them suspend or float in air or seemingly move on their own. Just like defying gravity.

1. The Levitating Ring

A finger ring that's resting on a pencil mysteriously levitates on its own accord. Beginners and kids will love this one. And the secret is pretty cool.

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

Learn how to make a playing card float above your hand in this easy magic card trick. The magic happens courtesy of a gimmick that I teach you how to make. Happy flying.


3. The Floating or Levitating Cup

This is a first rate floating cup trick for beginners and kids. It all happens courtesy of a gimmicked cup that you can easily make and a bit of an illusion with your hands when you perform the trick. I offer instructions here.


4. The Rising or Levitating Ring

Here's a trick that you can do almost anywhere. A finger ring that’s threaded onto a rubber band mysteriously rises.

5. The Levitating Pencil

Here you place a pencil into a bottle and it mysteriously levitates on its own. There's some preparation involved, but you should have fun with this one. 

6. The Rising Card

After a card is chosen and returned to the deck, the spectator's selected card mysteriously rises out of the deck.

7. The Rising Card - Method 2

In this version of the easy magic trick, you have a spectator select a card and then lose it in the deck. You place the deck into its box and the spectator's card mysteriously rises out by itself.

8. Floating Match

A match is laid onto a playing card and seemingly levitates on its own. This is probably the best example of a levitation among all of the tricks here on the site. (Note: this is a low-cost dealer item.)

9. The Rising Card - Method 3

Here is yet another method for making a card rise from the deck.

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