In the The Clipped Card you show a spectator five cards and ask them to remember the position of the middle card (queen). You turn around the five cards and ask the spectator to clip the middle card (queen) using a paper clip. Most spectators will clip the middle card. But when you turn the cards around, you show that their paper clip is nowhere near the queen. 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.
Learn how to perform the Magnetic Hand. In this mysterious and visual 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.
In this easy trick, you make a coin vanish right before spectators' eyes.
Dark Magic is a great trick, a bit of apparent mind reading, 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 is the selected object.
If you're seated at a dinner table, here are some easy magic tricks that rely on items that are nearby. You can bend a spoon, make a coin vanish, encourage a knife to pass through a napkin, cause a knife to appear to stick to your hand just as if it were magnetic and more. All of these easy magic tricks are simple to learn and perform once you know the secret and are great for kids and beginners. And best of all, most are impromptu - there's no preparation.
In this magic card trick, you quickly change one playing card into another one. It's a fast, visual effect that is accomplished with a gimmick that you make.
In The Rising Card 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 ascends with it. This should get a rise from spectators.
Here's an excellent easy magic trick where you apparently cause a butter knife to somehow pass through a napkin. This is a great one to perform at the dinner table and you don't need any special props. All you need is the secret and a little practice. This one is great for kids and beginners.
Here's a great trick that is a variation on the classic Monte theme. You show a spectator three cards and ask them to remember the middle card. You remove the middle and card and lay it on the table. When you turn the card over, it's mysteriously changed to a different card.
The Jumping Paper Clips is a 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.