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How to Make a Dog Balloon Animal in 8 Simple...
Here's how to twist a dog animal balloon. The dog balloon is a fundamental sculpture in the art of balloon twisting and balloon animals. Many animals balloons such as the deer and giraffe are variations on the dog balloon. And you'll find that the basics that you master when twisting a dog balloon, will apply to more difficult balloon sculptures.
Our Guide to the World's Easiest 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.
Easy Magic Tricks That You Can Learn and...
If you're a beginner and want to learn easy magic tricks, you've come to right place.
Simple Magic: The 22 Best Card Tricks for...
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 as these tricks are free of complicated moves.
How to Make a Flower Balloon
The flower balloon animal is a cute, crowd-pleasing balloon animal/sculpture. Unlike the basic flower balloon animal, this flower is more attractive with its denser petals. This is probably the most popular balloon flower that you can make and the de facto standard.
Make a Cool Balloon Sword with This Illustrated...
This is the basic sword balloon animal that is easy to learn and twist. You'll find that kids, especially boys, love these swords.
50 Balloon Animals You Can Learn to Make
On this page, you'll learn how to make a variety of animal balloons: dogs, hats, swords, jet packs, and lots of balloon animals - a practical balloon zoo.
The Spelling Trick: An Easy Card Trick You Must...
Here's a great card trick that I used to perform when I was just getting started in magic. It requires no sleight of hand, it's baffling and it's easy to learn and perform. I think it's one of the best card magic tricks for beginners.
The 10 Best Magicians of Our Time
Who are the top ten magicians in history? Learn more about the top ten magicians.
Try This Fun, Easy Version of the "Sawing a...
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.
This Cute Flower Balloon Animal Is Perfect for...
The flower balloon animal is a cute, crowd-pleasing balloon animal/sculpture. Note that this lesson is the first of two parts. Here I teach you how to make the petals of the flowers. In part two, you will learn how to make and add the stem.
Make This Cute Monkey Balloon Animal with...
Here's a great balloon animal that looks like a monkey. Not only is it a great balloon on its own, it offers lots of possibilities. Learn how to make this proven crowd pleaser.
Make These Cool Giraffe Balloon Animals with...
Twisting a giraffe balloon animal is very similar to making the basic dog balloon. In fact, a giraffe, in the balloon world, is pretty much just a dog balloon with a long neck. If you can already twist a basic dog balloon, you can make a giraffe.
Kids Will Love This Easy Magic Trick
In this easy magic 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 Tricks for Young Kids to Learn and...
Here are some easy magic tricks that kids can learn that are simple and only require materials that you find around the house.
Easy Magic Trick: How to Float and Spin a...
Learn how to float and spin a playing card in mid air and then cause it to rise up to your hand. Follow our easy instructions and you'll soon be performing this miracle.
Easy Magic Trick: How to Do 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.
Make This Cute Tiger Balloon Animal
Here's a nice tiger balloon animal. You can tackle this one after you've mastered the basic dog balloon. While the body is the same as that of a dog balloon animal, the head is far more detailed and the addition of the stripes makes it quite whimsical.
2 Magic Ways to Levitate a Playing Card
Here is probably the best easy floating card trick for beginners and kids. It all happens courtesy of a gimmick that you can make and I offer instructions here.
Easy Magic Tricks: How to Do the Rising Card...
In this classic easy magic 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.
38 Easy Magic Tricks for Beginners and Kids
If you want to learn easy magic tricks, you've come to right place.
How to Make a Saber Sword Balloon Version 2
Here's an enhanced version of a saber sword balloon. You'll notice extra details on the handle that make this one more attractive. It's sure to be popular with youngsters at parties.
Perform an Easy Magic Trick Using Only a...
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 Tricks for Kids: The Spoon Bend
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 Magnetic Hand
If you're a beginner and want to learn easy magic tricks, you've come to right place.
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.
How to Make a Balloon Lock Twist
After the basic twist, the second fundamental skill in balloon twisting is the lock twist, which you'll learn here.
How to Make a Dinosaur Balloon in 5 Easy Steps...
Here's a balloon animal that will be quite popular with the kids. After all, who doesn't like a dinosaur?
Easy Magic Trick: The Circus/Sucker Trick
I'll admit that this isn't my kind of magic because this trick is all about making your spectators into
Make an Easy Sword Balloon Animal with This...
Here's a different balloon animal sword that is drastically different from the others and among the easiest balloon sculptures to make. If you're a beginner, this is probably one of the first balloon animals you should attempt.
Easy Magic Tricks: The Levitating Ring
If you're a beginner and want to learn easy magic tricks, you've come to right place. Page 2.
The Vanishing Toothpick
If you want to learn easy magic tricks, you've come to right place. Page 3.
Easy Magic Trick: How to Do 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.
En Garde! How to Make Super Cool Balloon Swords
Want to learn how to make a balloon sword? Here are a collection of balloon swords that you can make. And we teach all of the techniques that you'll need to know.
How to Make a Turtle Balloon Animal
Here's a turtle balloon that you can make that's complete with its shell.
Try This Easy But Impressive Card Trick
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 Tricks: How to Do the Magnetic...
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.
How to Quickly Make a Flower Balloon Animal
If you already know how to make a basic flower balloon animal, here's how the pros quickly make the petal portion of a flower balloon. Note that this technique is an advanced one that requires lots of practice and considerable hand strength.
How to Make a Parrot Balloon Animal in 5 Simple...
Here's a cute parrot balloon animal that you can learn to make in just five easy steps.
Make a Bunny Balloon Animal -- This Guide Makes...
Twisting a rabbit or bunny balloon animal is very similar to making the basic dog balloon. If you can already twist a basic dog balloon, you can twist a bunny. As with all balloons, it's all about proportions.
Try This Easy Kids' Magic Trick
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 to Do the One-Handed Cut Card Trick
A flashy card move that will augment your card magic tricks, the one-handed cut allows you to hold a deck in one hand, break it apart into two halves and exchange their positions. The one-handed cut is also known as the Charlier cut.
Learn How to Shuffle for Card Magic Tricks
If you're performing card magic tricks, you'll want to know how to perform a basic shuffle. Learn this shuffle and follow it with the bridge, and you'll have a flashy move that will enhance your card magic. And you'll also look good next time you're playing poker or any other card game.
Try This Classic, Easy Card Trick
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.
Easy Magic Tricks: How to Do the "Count Card"...
What makes this trick stand apart from others is that the handling on the magician's part is minimal, and the spectator practically finds the card himself.
The Rising Card
If you want to learn easy magic tricks, you've come to right place. Page 4.
Easy Magic Tricks: Learn the Bill Roll Effect
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.
Learn How to Do This Easy Coin Trick
Here's a different way to make a coin disappear. Most of this trick relies on a clever gimmick that you make beforehand.
How to Make a Sword Balloon - Version 5
This balloon animal sculpture is a variation on the version 2 sword balloon. You'll find this one a bit more ornate than the balloon sword that it is based on. Kids, especially boys, love these swords.
The Spoon Bend
If you want to learn easy magic tricks, you've come to right place. Page 7.
Kids Will Love This Simple and Easy Magic Trick
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.
How to Make a Poodle Balloon Animal
The poodle balloon animal is cute, crowd-pleasing balloon animal that is for those who have experience twisting balloons.
How to Make a Flower Balloon Animal Ver. 2/Part 2
This balloon animal is a variation on the basic flower balloon animal. This version offers a bit more detail and is slightly more advanced because it employs a tulip twist.
Impress Your Kids with This Easy Magic Trick
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.
Easily Create 5 Flower Balloon Animals with...
Want to make a flower out of a balloons - a balloon flower? Here's where you can learn several variations via our step-by-step instructions. The flower balloon animal is a cute, crowd-pleasing balloon animal/sculpture that is sure to be a hit at any event or party.
How to Vanish a Coin Under a Glass - Easy Magic...
Here's a great vanishing coin trick that is also a DIY craft project. You can get as fancy with the props as you wish and the trick is easy to learn and perform. It's perfect for beginners and kids.
Five Balloon Animals You Need to Know for Parties
If you want to entertain with balloon animals at a party, here are five balloon animals that you need to know how to make. Learn how to make these quickly and effortlessly, and you'll have the basics to entertain at a party or event.
Learn the Basic Balloon Twist: Foundation for...
Here's the basic balloon twist that is the foundation for everything that you make in the art of balloon twisting. This skill allows you separate a balloon into segments that form your creations.
Easy Magic Tricks Dealing a Royal Flush
Here's a great magic trick and the best, easy way to deal yourself a royal flush in a seeming demonstration of poker. It requires more talking and misdirection than card handling skills, but you'll look like a gambler and poker player when you learn this one. And the free and easy magic trick is great for beginners and kids. It's all in the cards.
Make an Elephant Balloon Animal: An 8-Step...
Here's a balloon animal that will prove to be quite popular. It's an elephant that's complete with his own trunk and ready to be part of the herd.
Easy Magic Tricks: Vanishing a Coin With Rings
Here’s a great way to vanish a coin. Two rings and a playing card are shown on a table. The rings and playing card are stacked on top of a coin. When a ring and the card are removed, the coin has completely vanished. The rings and card are stacked back onto the coin and removed, and the coin returns. There’s some preparation to perform this one, but it’s visual and ultra-easy to do.
Make a Basic Balloon Hat in 4 Easy Steps
Here's how to make a basic balloon hat. This hat forms the foundation of many other types of balloons hats and you're free to add balloons to make any creation that you can imagine. Of course, we'll also show you a few variations and add-ons to start.
Easy Magic: How to Do 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.
How to Make a Swan Balloon Animal
Here's a swan balloon animal that you can make that's not too difficult. If you know the basics of making a dog balloon animal, this one should not be hard.
How to Make a Teddy Bear Balloon Animal
Here's a cute balloon animal - in fact, it's one of the most adorable out there. It's a teddy bear that's sure to be a hit at any party. The fun thing about the teddy bear is that it's quite versatile. Once you learn how to make the basic bear, you can mix it up in various ways. I offer step-by-step instructions and video so you can make your own teddy bear.
Try This Fun Vanishing Bead Magic Trick for Kids
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.
Try This Fun and Easy Magnetic Pencil Magic Trick
Here's a great enhancement on a well known, easy magic trick . If you already know how to perform the
Easy Magic Tricks: The Magnetic Pencil 2
If you're a beginner and want to learn easy magic tricks, you've come to right place. Page 6.
The Magnetic Pencil
Here are some easy magic tricks that kids can learn that are simple and only require materials that you find around the house.
How to Make a Pinch Twist for Balloon Animals
The pinch twist is often used as ears on balloon animals, as well as a stabilizer for some sculptures. It's a useful twist to know.
Easy Magic Trick - Four Jacks
Here's an easy card magic trick with playing cards. The four jacks are placed in different parts of the deck and in a flash, they're found together at the top. All that you need for this one is a deck of cards so you can perform it just about any time.
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. Page 24.
The Best Card Trick for Young Kids to Learn and...
Of all the card tricks out there, if you have a young budding magician, this is probably the best card
How to Make a Turtle Balloon Bracelet
Here's an easy balloon animal, a turtle made of balloons that may be worn on the wrist. Learn how to make the turtle balloon animal bracelet.
How to Make a Sword Balloon - Version 2
Here's a variation on the basic sword balloon. You'll find this one to be sturdier than the basic balloon sword.
9 Easy Levitation Magic Tricks
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.
Easy Card Tricks for Kids: Simple Monte 2
Here's a great card magic trick that is easy to make and perform and it's great for kids. It's actually something of a baffler that leaves spectators scratching their heads. You'll undoubtedly have fun with this one.
Try This Easy Coin Vanishing Magic Trick
In this easy trick, a coin is placed into a handkerchief where it mysteriously disappears. You can perform this one just about anytime, anywhere. All you need is a quarter and a handkerchief, and that special secret.
5 Easy (and Impressive) Magic Tricks for Kids
With just a deck of cards, a kid can quickly learn and perform one of our easy magic tricks with playing cards. Here are the best easy magic tricks with playing cards that are perfect for kids.
How to Make a Balloon Crown Hat
Here’s a wonderful crown that's made from balloons and it will make any kid feel like a queen or king. It's also great for an adult who’s celebrating a birthday or promotion. It's not too difficult to learn and make and the balloon hat is a definite crowd pleaser that will be happily worn by just about anyone. It's particularly festive and will brighten any event.
Easy Magic Tricks: Learn to Perform The...
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 Trick: 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. Note that young kids should have parental supervision when preparing the banana.
The Rubber Pencil
Here are some easy magic tricks that kids can learn that are simple and only require materials that you find around the house. Page 2.
How to Make a Balloon Fold Twist
Like the basic twist and lock twist, the fold twist is a fundamental twist in making balloon animals. It is also the foundational twist to make a sword balloon animal.
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.
Vanishing a Coin With Rings
Here's a great way to vanish a coin. Two rings and a playing card are shown on a table. The rings and coins are stacked on top of a coin. When a ring and the card is removed, the coin has completely vanished. The rings and cards are stacked back onto the coin and removed, and the coin returns. There's some preparation to perform this one, but it's visual and ultra-easy to perform. Page 8.
How to Make a Super Sword Balloon
Here's a big, colorful balloon sword that the kids will go crazy over. Being made of two balloons, it features vivid colors (depending on the balloons that you choose to use), and a hefty feel. It's bigger and brighter and a definite improvement over standard sword balloons.
Make Unique Balloon Hats for Any Occasion with...
Want to learn how to make hats out of balloons? On this page, we teach you how to make colorful balloon hats that will be great for party guests and favors.
Build and Perform the DIY Magic Box Trick
Here's a magic box that you can make to produce ribbons or a small handkerchief. It's a fun construction project and the trick is easy to learn and perform and is perfect for kids. Furthermore, it's a trick that a kid can perform in a show. Have fun with this one.
How to Make a Moose or Reindeer Balloon Animal
Here's a fun balloon animal, depending on how you look at it, a reindeer or a moose.
Easy Magic Trick: How to Levitate or Float a...
In this easy magic trick, 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.
Easy Magic Trick: 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.
How to Make a Flower Balloon Animal - Part 2
The flower balloon animal is a cute, crowd-pleasing balloon animal/sculpture. This lesson is the second of two parts. Here I teach you how to make and add the stem of the flower.
How to Make a Jester Balloon Hat
Here's a hat made of balloons that looks something like a jester's hat. This one is harder than the basic hats to make, and to fit on a person's head, but the results are worth it.
How to Make a Flower (Iris) Balloon Animal
This is a flower balloon animal that resembles an Iris. It's not difficult to learn and make and is probably the easiest of the flower balloon animals.
10 Steps to Performing The Paper Band Magic Trick
This science magic trick is based on a field known as “topology.” By making loops out of newspaper strips,
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. Page 25.
How to Make a Flower Balloon Hat
Here's a fun flower balloon hat that you can easily make. I offer all of the instructions that you need to make this popular and colorful balloon sculpture.
The Vanishing Bead
Here are some easy tricks that kids can learn that are simple and only require materials that you find around the house. Page 9.
You Can Thank Science for These 12 Awesome...
Science magic tricks look like
How to Make Fast Sword Balloon Animals
While you can make a basic sword balloon animal by applying two fold twists to a balloon. Here's a faster method that is employed by balloon animal pros.
How to Make an Elephant Balloon Animal
Here's a balloon animal that will prove to be quite popular. It's an elephant that appears to be right out of a circus. This is an intermediate balloon animal sculpture.
Make a Dinosaur Balloon in Five Easy Steps
Here's a cute dinosaur balloon animal that is a representation of a brontosaurus or apatosaurus. Kids, especially boys, will love this one.
How to Make a Flower Bracelet Balloon Animal
Here's a variation on a flower balloon animal. It's a flower balloon that's a bracelet that can be worn on a wrist much like a flower corsage.
The Floating Metal Trick: It's Not Magic; It's...
Can one float metal, for example, a paper clip, on water? In this science magic trick, you’ll learn how.
The Rising Ring: A Magic Trick That's Sure to...
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.
The Necklace
If you want to learn easy magic tricks, you've come to right place. Page 5.
How to Makje a Ladybug Balloon Animal Bracelet
Here's an easy balloon animal, a ladybug made of balloons that may be worn on the wrist.
How to Make a Swan Balloon Animal - Version 2
How to Make a Swan Balloon Animal - Version 2
How to Make a Balloon Animal Horse
Here's a balloon animal that you can make in the shape of a horse. As you may suspect, the balloon animal horse is a variation on the balloon animal dog. Among balloon animals, this relatively easy and simple balloon animal is great for beginners and novices and kids will love it.
Easy Magic Tricks: 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 is the selected object.
Easy Magic Trick: The Quick Change Card
Here's an easy magic card trick. When you reveal the spectator's selected card, one card quickly turns into the chosen one.
Over 100 Easy Magic Tricks for Beginners
In this trick, you display three cards in a fan and ask the spectator 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 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.
The Jumping Rubberband
Here are some easy tricks that kids can learn that are simple and only require materials that you find around the house. Page 6.
The Clipped Card
Here are some easy tricks that kids can learn that are simple and only require materials that you find around the house. Page 5.
Easy Magic Tricks: The Vanishing Toothpick
Here's an easy way to quickly vanish a toothpick in your hands. You show a toothpick that you're holding at the tips of your thumb and finger and in the blink of an eye, it's gone. This is the second of two methods that I teach here on the site.
The Magic Coin Dish
If you're a beginner and want to learn easy magic tricks, you've come to right place. Page 10.
Easy Mind Reading & Prediction Tricks
If you want to read minds or make a wild prediction that somehow comes 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 Tricks With Money and Coins
Here are easy magic tricks that you can perform with coins and money that are perfect for beginners.
The Banana Buster
By executing an ultra secret ninja move, you magically cause a banana to separate into pieces while it is 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. Page 21.
Easy Card Magic Trick: The Mind Read and...
Here's a great card trick that is easy to learn and perform, is baffling, involves spectators, comes with built-in humor and has a plot twist that builds to a climax. I think it's one of the best card magic tricks for beginners.
Learn an Easy Magic Card Trick - Finding a Card
The most famous card magic trick is one where a spectator finds a card and loses it in the deck, and the magician somehow finds it. This easy card magic trick offers a simple but effective way to locate a spectator's freely chosen card. It's great for beginners and kids.
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.
Make Yourself Appear Psychic with This Easy...
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.
Basic Magic Technique for Beginners - Hindu...
The Hindu Shuffle is legitimate shuffle that mixes the cards in a deck as well as a move that lends itself to sleight of hand to maintain the order of part of the deck or force a card.
Easy Magic: Learn How to Cut and Restore a 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.
The Jumping Paper Clips
Here are some easy tricks that kids can learn that are simple and only require materials that you find around the house. Page 4.
8 Fundamental Sleight of Hand Tricks Every...
Good card magic tricks rely on magic skill, specific moves, also known as
Finding a Spectator's Card
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. Page 5.
Easy Magic - Bar Bet: Cups Up
Here's a classic bar bet/magic challenge. Using three cups, you perform three simple moves that leave all three cups with their mouths up. But each time a spectator tries to do this, the cups end up mouth down.
How to Make a Basic Balloon Hat - the Helmet
Here's how to make a helmet, a basic balloon hat. You can use this hat as the foundation for fanciful, more detailed hats. You are only limited by your imagination.
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.
Science Magic Trick - Steel Straw
In this science magic trick, you cause an ordinary straw to penetrate deeply into an apple by simply thrusting the straw. How did the straw become so strong? Was it a magic trick, or science? If you've got great aim and technique, you can actually cause an ordinary straw to completely pass through the apple.
False Cut for Card Magic Tricks, Version 1
To support your card magic tricks, here's a cool
How to Make a Hummingbird Balloon Animal
Here's a simple balloon animal in the shape of a hummingbird.
The Magic Tube Trick: An Easy Photo Guide for...
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.
Mentalism Prediction: A Photo Guide to This...
Here’s an easy magic trick, a mentalism-style prediction, which is great for kids and beginners. Here you accurately predict an object that a spectator will select from six that you have on display - a free choice. The trick is completely impromptu - all you need to do is collect six different objects - and at the end, you’re clean. And this one is easy to learn and perform.
How to Make a T-Rex or Sharptooth Dinosaur...
Here's a balloon animal that will be quite popular. It's a prehistoric dinosaur that represents the most
Cut and Restored String
If you're a beginner and want to learn easy magic tricks, you've come to right place. Page 11.
The Bill Roll
If you want to learn easy magic tricks, you've come to right place. Page 14.
Dealing a Royal Flush
If you want to learn easy magic tricks, you've come to right place. Page 12.
Easy Magic Trick: The Pass-Through Corks
Here's a trick that you can perform anywhere and at anytime, once you study and practice the moves. You can do the trick with corks, or any object (rolled dollar bills, chapsticks, and more) that are approximately the same size as corks. In this effect, two corks appear to pass through or penetrate each other.
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. Page 23.
Cut to the Aces Magic Trick: An Easy Photo...
Here's one of the best ways, an easy magic trick, for a beginner to seemingly cut to the aces in the deck. If you like, you can cut to the aces or your friend can be made to cut the aces. Of course, it's just a free and easy magic trick that is great for beginners and kids. How would you like to be able to do this in a game of poker?
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 onto the table.
The Incredible Spelling Trick: Easy but...
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.
5 Easy Coin Magic Tricks for Kids
Here are the best easy magic tricks with coins that are perfect for kids. These coin tricks are easy to learn and perform. Some do require props that are easy to make from common materials found around the house.
Rising Card
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. Page 3.
16 Super Simple Magic Tricks for Kids
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.

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