Easy Magic Tricks for Young Kids to Learn and Perform

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    How to Levitate or Float a Card From Hand to Hand

    Float a Card From Hand to Hand
    Levitating Card.

    Here's a special section for the youngest kids who want to learn and perform easy magic tricks. These tricks are ultra easy and only require materials that are found around the house.

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    Here's a cool trick that kids will love. It's a levitation where a card floats through mid-air.

    Here’s a stunning levitation where you cause a playing card to mysteriously float from one hand to the other. There’s some crafting involved and you’ll have to watch your lighting and clothing and distance, but we’ll talk you through the process. Soon, you’ll be baffling and dazzling your friends. Learn it here. 

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    How to Float and Spin a Playing Card in Midair

    Woman performing magic to float and spin playing card
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    You bring out a playing card and then cause it to spin in mid air and then rise up to your hand. You'll learn all this in our step-by-step instructions.

     In this easy magic card trick, you spin a playing card and it mysteriously floats in mid air underneath your hand. And as if by magic, it slowly rises up - levitates - to your hand so you can catch it. Kids will particularly like this trick. Learn it here

    Watch the trick in action.

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    Learn This Easy Card Trick Where a Spectator's Card Changes Color

    Color Changing Card.

    A spectator's chosen card changes color. How cool is that?

    Here's a great trick where a spectator selects a card and it turns out to be the only card in the deck with a different-colored back design. You can quickly learn this one and perform it for your friends and family and they'll be baffled. Learn the trick through our step-by-step instructions. Watch the video here. Learn the trick here.

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    Learn to Pass One Bill Through Another Bill

    Bill Passes Through Another Bill.

    One bill mysteriously passes through another bill. Learn how to do the trick here.

    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. Watch the video here. Learn the trick here.

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    Levitate and Spin a Playing Card Over Your Hand

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    How to Levitate or Float a Playing Card.

    Here a card floats and spins above your hand.

    Here's a cool trick where you cause a playing card to slowly rise from your hand and turn in mid air. Watch the video here and learn the trick here

    Watch the trick in action.

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    Puncture a Bill With a Pen and Magically Restore It

    Puncture a Bill.

    Punch a hole in a bill and there's no hole? Learn the trick here.

    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.

    See the trick in action and learn it here.

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    Sawing a Lady in Half - Close-Up Version

    Want to saw someone in half? This isn't the large scale stage illusion but a close-up version. Check it out.

    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 the sawing-in-half trick out of an envelope and paper and it won't cost you thousands of dollars. And you won't even need a brave volunteer.

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    The Magnetic Pencil

    A pencil mysteriously adheres to your hand. Learn how.

    The "Magnetic Pencil" is 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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    The Necklace

    Three beads on a necklace suddenly break free and the strings are still intact.

    A necklace is shown with three beads strung on two strings. You take an end from each side and begin to tie a knot. You place the beads into someone hand and then pull on the strings and the beads mysteriously release themselves from the strings.

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    The Levitating Dollar Bill

    A dollar bill mysteriously floats through the air. How can this be possible?

    Here's how to levitate or float a dollar bill in mid air. You'll need a few craft supplies but you can easily learn and perform this one. The bill will float from your one hand to the other. Learn to float a dollar bill here

    Watch the trick in action here.

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    The Magnetic Hand

    Playing cards mysteriously adhere to your hand like magic. Here's how.

    Is your hand really magnetic? The playing cards appear to stick to it. Watch the trick here in action and learn the trick here.  

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    The Jumping Paper Clips

    Two paper clips jump off of a bill and link. Here's how.

    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.

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    The Clipped Card

    This is an exceptionally great trick for kids.

    In 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 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.

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    The Jumping Rubberband

    A rubber band mysteriously jumps from one set of fingers to another.

    In the "Jumping Rubber Band," 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 rubber band.

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    Cold as Ice

    Make water vanish and transform into ice.

    In "Cold as Ice," you pour some water into a cup. You then 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.

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    The Vanishing Bead

    A bead vanishes from a cup.

    Want to make something completely disappear? The Vanishing Bead is easy to perform and particularly good for young kids. All you need is a paper cup and bead and a little preparation for this easy magic trick.

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    The Rubber Pencil

    It's a well known optical illusion but it's fun.

    The "rubber pencil" is a super easy magic trick that's really an optical illusion. You wave a normal pencil and it appears to bend, just as if it were made of rubber.

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