Learn the Best Impromptu Magic Tricks for Beginners and Kids

Impromptu magic tricks are those that you can literally perform at a drop of a hat. It’s performing magic with whatever it is that you have around, and the tricks here are easy so they’re great for beginners and kids. So next time you’re in a situation where someone asks you to perform a magic trick, be ready all of the time with the best, easy magic tricks on this page. 

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    Easy Magic Tricks: The Bill Roll

    Easy Magic Tricks: The Bill Roll.

    In this easy magic trick, 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. 

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    Easy Magic Tricks: Dark Magic

    Easy Magic Tricks: Dark Magic.

    Here's a great easy magic 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.
    

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    Easy Magic Tricks: The Magnetic Pencil.

    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.

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    Mentalism Prediction - Take Six.

    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.

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    Easy Magic Tricks: The Magnetic Pencil 2.

    Here's a great enhancement on a well known, easy magic trick. If you already know how to perform the "Magnetic Pencil," it's a powerful follow-up. After showing that a pencil sticks to your hand as you grasp your wrist, you suddenly let go of your "grabbing" hand and the pencil mysteriously stays in place.

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    Easy Magic Tricks: The Spoon Bend - Version 1.

    Here's an easy magic 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.

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    Easy Magic Tricks: The Spoon Bend 2.

    Here's an easy magic trick with a spoon. While this version is similar to “The Spoon Bend - Version 1,” it's more convincing because spectators can see the tip of the spoon’s handle peeking out above your hand after the spoon is bent.

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    Easy Magic: The Jumping Paper Clips.

    A pair of paper clips is attached to a dollar bill. After pulling the ends of the dollar bill, the paper clips link and jump from the dollar.

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    Easy Magic Tricks: 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.

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    Easy Magic Trick: The “Impassable” Corks

    Close up of mixed race man holding wine corks
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    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.

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    Easy Magic Tricks: The Deciding Domino

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    This bit of mentalism uses a set of dominos. Here, you accurately predict a domino that will be left after a certain procedure.

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    Easy Magic Tricks: The Rising Ring.

    In this easy magic trick, 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.