Harry Potter Magic Tricks

Young boy reading Harry Potter
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Got an aspiring Harry Potter in your midst? A wizard in your virtual Hogwarts? Alright, perhaps there's nothing here to rival a good "Wingardium Leviosa," (we're dealing with the real world, after all). But on this page, you'll find a special collection of easy magic trick or effects that kids can quickly learn and perform and that employ common, everyday objects. Add some glasses and a robe, and you'll have your own mini Harry Potter, Hermione or Ron and Hogwarts.

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    The Levitating Ring

    An Easy Levitation
    Levitate a Finger Ring.

    Wayne Kawamoto

    In the Levitating Ring, 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. You can easily replace the pencil with a wizard style magic wand.

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    The Levitating Pencil

    An Easy Levitation
    Levitate a Pencil.

    Wayne Kawamoto

    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. You can easily replace the pencil with a wizard style magic wand.

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    The Rising Ring

    An Easy Levitation
    Make a Ring Rise.

    Wayne Kawamoto

    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.

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    The Magnetic Hand

    An Easy Magic Trick
    Suspend Cards.

    Wayne Kawamoto

    Learn how to perform the Magnetic Hand. In this mysterious and visual 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.

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    The Magnetic Pencil 2

    An Easy Magic Trick
    Suspend a Pencil.

    Wayne Kawamoto 

    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. You can replace the pencil with a wizard-style wand.

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    How to Float or Levitate a Playing Card

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    The Floating or Levitating Playing Card - Version Three.

    Wayne Kawamoto

    Would Harry actually work with playing cards? Probably not. But here's an easy magic trick where it appears that a card is floating off of the hand of the magician.

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    How to Spin and Levitate a Playing Card

    Spinning a levitating playing card
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    Alright, enough of the playing cards already as Harry probably wouldn't mess with them the way that we muggle magicians do. However, among the levitations, this may just be the most spectacular for a beginner to learn and perform.

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    A DIY Magic Box

    Make This DIY Magic Box
    The DIY Production and Vanish Box.

    Wayne Kawamoto

    Here's a box that can vanish or produce an item - something that is welcome in any wizard's toolkit. We decorated the box in bright kid colors but it's not a stretch to imagine the box with darker colors and imagery to conjure to the mind our favorite student wizards. This box is easy to construct and will be welcome by any kid.

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    Magic Tricks Kids Can Craft

    A DIY Magic Set
    Make Your Own Magic Set.

    Wayne Kawamoto

    Since you're definitely working with kids, why not create a craft project out of the entire thing. Here's a collection of magic props that you can construct at home and that kids can carry around and perform. Again, we've decorated the props in bright, non-Hogwarts-style colors and themes, but a little creativity can make these props evoke an entire different world. Instead of the executive style case that we used for our kit, I know that you can get creative. It's our collection of do it yourself, DIY, easy magic props and tricks.

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    Vanish a Coin Under a Glass

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    How to Vanish a Coin Under a Glass - Easy Magic Trick.

    Wayne Kawamoto

    Harry probably didn't use plastic cups in his magic, but here's a great way to vanish a coin or small, flat object. And you can change the dressing and colors to evoke Hogwarts. This is a great easy trick for kids.