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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 10 Best Magicians of Our Time
Who are the top ten magicians in history? Learn more about the top ten magicians.
38 Easy Magic Tricks for Beginners and Kids
If you want to learn easy magic tricks, you've come to right place.
Learn Nine 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Magnetic Hand
If you're a beginner and want to learn easy magic tricks, you've come to right place.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sawing a Lady in Half
Here are some easy tricks that kids can learn that are simple and only require materials that you find around the house. Page 8.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Rising Card
If you want to learn easy magic tricks, you've come to right place. Page 4.
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.
The Spoon Bend
If you want to learn easy magic tricks, you've come to right place. Page 7.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make the Ultimate Balloon Sword
When it comes to making sword balloons, in my opinion, this one is the very best. Since it's made from
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.
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.
Cold as Ice
Here are some easy tricks that kids can learn that are simple and only require materials that you find around the house. Page 7.
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.
The Necklace
Here are some easy tricks that kids can learn that are simple and only require materials that you find around the house. Page 3.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
You Can Thank Science for These 12 Awesome...
Science magic tricks look like
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.
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.
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.
Learn These Easy Magic Tricks With Money
Here are easy magic tricks that you can perform with coins and money that are perfect for beginners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn to Make This Turtle Balloon Animal
Here's a turtle balloon that you can make that's complete with its shell. You make this one out of a single balloon and can dress it up with eyes and an expression.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cute & Cuddly Balloon Animals You Need to...
Here are seven of the cutest balloon animals out there. These sculptures range in difficulty from easy to somewhat challenging, but learn to make these, and you'll be a hit at any event or party.
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.
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.
The Magic Coin Dish
If you're a beginner and want to learn easy magic tricks, you've come to right place. Page 10.
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.
Over 100 Easy Magic Tricks for Beginners
“Do As I Do,” is a great card trick that offers lots of audience interaction, can be performed at any time that you have two decks of cards, has lots of opportunities for comedy and the ending is surprising with an inherent build-up. And once the trick is over, the secret is long gone. There is nothing for spectators to find. As you'll see, it's one of the best magic tricks with cards for beginners and kids.
The Ten Best Close-Up Magicians
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The Bill Roll
If you want to learn easy magic tricks, you've come to right place. Page 14.
Combine Science and Magic with This Cool Trick
In this science magic trick, you cause some water that you have poured into a cup to magically vanish, as if into thin air. This is one of those science magic tricks that is based on a scientific principle that you don’t tell spectators about, as opposed to being a demonstration of a scientific concept that appears to be magic.
Learn How to Levitate a Pencil
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.
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 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.
Easy Magic Trick: Learn to Pass One Bill...
Here's a great trick where you cause one folded bill to pass through another folded bill. It relies on a gimmicked bill that you can easily make and always have with you so you can perform the trick for your friends and family. Learn the trick by following our step-by-step instructions.
Easy Magic: How to Vanish a Coin and Make it...
Here are easy techniques and props that will allow you to make a coin mysteriously vanish.
8 Fundamental Sleight of Hand Tricks Every...
Good card magic tricks rely on magic skill, specific moves, also known as
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.
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
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.
Learn How to Shuffle Playing Cards for Your...
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 the next time you're playing poker or any other card game.
Cut and Restored String
If you're a beginner and want to learn easy magic tricks, you've come to right place. Page 11.
Vanishing a Coin
Here are easy magic tricks that you can perform with money and are perfect for beginners.
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.
5 Magic Tricks You Can Do with a Pencil or...
Here are simple magic tricks that you can do with a pencil or magic wand.
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.
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.
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.
Complete Course in Balloon Animals for Beginners
Here's a complete course in how to make balloon animals for beginners. From why you should learn to make balloon animals, to the types of balloons to use, to the pumps, various techniques to make balloon animals, and finally, step by step instructions for the balloon animals themselves.
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.
Learn to Make a Heart Out of a Balloon
Here's a cute heart that's made out of a single balloon that is perfect for Valentine's Day or that special occasion. You can hand this one out or use it as a decoration. Also, the heart has lots of possibilities to add other sculptures. You are free to use your creativity. Think of this sculpture as a foundation for more detailed balloons.
Easy Magic Tricks for Beginners: Floating Match
If you want to levitate an object and cause it to seemingly float in the air, here's a low cost trick that you can purchase from most magic dealers. This one is particularly good for beginners because it is easy to learn and perform.
Dealing a Royal Flush
If you want to learn easy magic tricks, you've come to right place. Page 12.
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. Page 19.
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.
Magic Boomerangs
If you're a beginner and want to learn easy magic tricks, you've come to right place. Page 9.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2015: Ten Magicians to Watch
It's a new year. So who are the magicians that we will all want to watch and will shine and innovate magic for the masses? Some are starring on TV. Others are on YouTube or social media. And still others are headlining and touring in their own shows. But I'm willing to bet that these entertainers will be noteworthy in the upcoming year.
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.
How to Make a Flower Balloon Animal
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.
Dark Magic
If you want to learn easy magic tricks, you've come to right place. Page 16.
Easy Magic With Money
Easy Magic With Money. Magic & Illusion. Page 27.
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. Page 22.
Learn to Make a Bunny Balloon Animal
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.
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.
Easy Magic Trick: Learn to Puncture a Bill With...
Here's an easy magic trick where you make it appear that you have punched a hole in a bill with a pen, but the bill magically restores itself, or was never punched in the first place. The secret is diabolical. Learn this one and have fun with your friends and family. All you need is a bill, a pen, and a piece of paper.
Science Magic Tricks - Card Magic
In this science magic trick, you find a spectator’s selected card by relying on an unusual method. This card magic trick relies on a common compound that effectively marks the position of a spectator’s selected card in the deck. And the secret and end result make it a science magic trick.
Balloons for Balloon Animals
When you perform balloon twisting, spectators will often ask if you are using special balloons. The answer is
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.
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.
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. Page 26.
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.
The Color Card Prediction
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.
Learn 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. This is a small sculpture with lots of detail. It's not overly difficult to make but the proportions can be a bit tricky.
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.
Show Off Your Magic Skills with The Clock...
Here's a prediction magic trick that is simple and easy to learn and perform. It involves a clock. You can use an analog watch face or clock or the picture that we feature with this trick. It's a bit of simple mentalism that's perfect for beginners and kids.
Perform These Easy and Impressive Magic Tricks...
What makes for great magic to perform at a party? The effect has to play to more than just a couple of people. And even better, the trick features interaction with many people. Here then, are some of the best easy magic tricks that you can quickly learn and perform at your next party. You might even become the life of the party.
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.
Learn to Make a Basic Balloon Helmet Hat
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.
Do As I Do
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 6.
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.
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.
Three Ways You Can Float or Levitate a Playing...
If you've always wanted to float a playing card in midair, here are several easy magic tricks that allow you to apparently do so. You'll want to check these out and learn all of them and then select the one that works best for you.
The Deciding Domino
This bit of mentalism uses a set of dominos. Here, you accurately predict a domino that will be left after a certain procedure. Be sure that you have lots of time before you perform this one. Page 28.
Easy Magic Trick: How to Levitate or Float a...
Here's an easy way to make a playing card appear to float or levitate in your hand. This one is particularly good for beginners and kids.
Easy Magic Tricks That Kids Can Craft
Create a magic day for your kids with some easy tricks that they can craft, construct and decorate. All of the easy tricks here can be made from materials found around the house or inexpensively purchased from a local dollar store. In a classic craft activity, kids can cut, draw, paint and glue, and then conjure, cast and spell. Wizard school, anybody?
Pass a Card Onto a Wine Glass and a Coin into a...
Here are reviews of two marketed penetration effects: Souvenir and Sweet Penetration. Souvenir allows you link a playing card onto a wine glass and it leaves an impossible situation. Meanwhile, Sweet Penetration allows a coin to pass into a sealed sugar packet, which changes the standard signed coin into packet effect.
Learn How to Make the Cutest Rabbit Balloon...
Now this is a cute and cuddly balloon animal rabbit that's sure to be a hit at any event. It's more complicated to make than a conventional balloon rabbit, which is essentially a dog with long ears. But the effort to make this one is well worth it. Just follow our step-by-step instructions.
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.
5 Magic Tricks Beginners Should Try
For the serious beginner in magic, here are excellent tricks that are easy to learn and perform, inexpensive and can form an early foundation in magic technique and presentation.
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.
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.
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,
The Simple Monte - Three Card Monte
If you want to learn easy magic tricks, you've come to right place. Page 20.
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.
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.
Learn How to Make Dinosaur Balloon Animals
Here's a collection of dinosaurs that you can make from balloons. What kid doesn't love dinosaurs? And you can make these as decorations to liven a dinosaur-themed event or kids' party. Or you can make them and hand them out just as you would a dog balloon animal. In any event, the kids will have fun with these.

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