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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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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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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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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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.