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.
When it comes to selecting a card trick for a kid to perform, it has to be: 1) easy to learn and perform, 2) simple to understand, and 3) have a visual nature that will capture a kid's attention - forget about the mind-reading, predictions, and mentalism.
Crafting Easy Magic
You'll probably need to help the kids with these tricks. Some require materials to be gathered and gimmicks to be made. Some are fun craft projects for the kids that let them learn and perform a cool magic trick.
And if your child or students are taking a real interest in magic, check out our craft-oriented Do It Yourself (DIY) Magic Set with instructions on how to make several easy magic tricks for kids.
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How to Float a Card From Hand to Hand
In this cool trick for kids, a playing card mysteriously flies from one hand to the other. It's a do it yourself craft project that turns into a stunning illusion that kids will love. Check out the video to see the trick in action and then learn it here.
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How to Float and Spin a Playing Card
Kids will have fun with this one. It's a visual trick that will immediately capture their attention but it takes practice to learn to do well. You'll definitely want to check this one out for the kids. Watch the demonstration video and then learn the trick.
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Learn to Float and Spin a Card Above Your Hand
Here's a cool trick where a card floats above your hand and slowly turns in the process. Watch the video to see the stunning effect.
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The Do It Yourself (DIY) Magic Set
Here are magic tricks that are craft projects. The fun lies in the way that kids can make their own tricks, learn them, and then perform them. We provide step-by-step instructions.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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The Rising Card
A spectator's freely chosen card that has been mixed back into the deck mysteriously rises on its own. Watch the video to see the trick in action and learn the trick here.
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Easy Magic Trick for Kids: The Magnetic Hand
In this mysterious trick, kids somehow cause several playing cards to adhere their hands as if they were magnetic. This one takes some preparation ahead of time, but the results are well worth it. Check out the video and then learn the trick.
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The Best Card Magic Trick for Young Kids to Learn and Do - Find a Card
If a young kid is going to perform his or her first card trick, I think that this is the one. It's a basic "find a card" trick, the best-known magic plot in the world. The method is easy to understand, learn and perform. If a kid knows and recognizes the different cards, they're ready for this trick.
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Easy Magic Tricks for Kids: Incredible Spelling
In this easy magic trick, kids 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), kids reveal each card in order. The kicker is that kids are placing the in-between cards back underneath the pile. It’s a fairly impressive mathematical stunt that is fun to learn and perform. Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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Easy Magic Tricks for Kids: The Nine- or 21-Card Trick
By simply dealing cards, kids can figure out a spectator's chosen card. This is a well-known magic trick with playing cards that has been simplified for kids.
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Easy Magic Tricks for Kids: World's Best Easy Card Trick
This is a basic "find a card" trick. However, there's no preparation and kids can use any deck of cards.
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Easy Magic Tricks for Kids: The Clipped Card
In the "Clipped Card," kids show a spectator five cards and ask them to remember the position of the middle card (queen). Kids 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 kids turn the cards around, kids 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 kids explain the difference between illusion and reality.