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Magic Tricks for Kids

Ashwini Kulkarni Sule Feb 8, 2019
Magic tricks are super fun and a great way to let your child socialize and improve his or her communication skills. Hosting your child's tenth birthday party soon? Help him perform these simple and easy magic tricks and make him the star of the evening as the other kids watch in awe and amazement.
Magic tricks are a great source of entertainment for kids. You can never go wrong with a magic show for kids and can always be sure of impressing them with simple tricks and illusions. Moreover, you can also teach them a few tricks to perform in front of their friends.
This will not only make your kids popular in their friend circle, but also boost their confidence. Letting your child do the magic trick on his own will also improve his communication skills and give him a first hand experience of handling masses. The tricks mentioned here are easy to understand and fun to perform.

Card Trick

In this trick, the magician often asks a member of the audience to memorize a card from the deck and then accurately tells what that card is! Kids are easily impressed by this simple trick. Before you address the audience, look at the card that is at the bottom of the deck.
Now invite a volunteer and ask him or her to take any card out of the deck and memorize it. Let them then place this card on the top of the deck. Now, cut the deck in two and place the bottom half on top. Look for the card you saw at the bottom, the card to the right of this card, is the one your volunteer chose.

Sweet Number

Take a pencil, a sugar cube, and a glass of water. Write any number between 0-9 on any face of the sugar cube. Address the audience with the numbered face pressed tightly between your thumb and forefinger. Show the sugar cube to the audience and tell them that you will make a number appear on the palm of a volunteer, just with the help of this sugar cube.
Drop the sugar cube in a glass of water and ask your volunteer to put his palm on the glass. Meanwhile, press his palm hard with your thumb.
The imprint of the number from your thumb will transfer to his palm. Let him open his palm, once the sugar cube gets dissolved. The audience will be astonished to see the number appear out of nowhere!

Pepper Trick

Pepper, soap, and a bowl of water are the basic materials you will need for this trick. Before you begin, rub your hands with soap. Put some pepper in a bowl of water and ask anyone from the audience to come over. Make them separate the pepper from water and watch them struggle with it. Frustrated, they will walk away in defeat.
Now, it's your turn to show the audience how you can instantly separate water and pepper. The soap enables you to separate pepper, as soon as you put your fingers in bowl.

Cut the Straw

Cut a slit of about 3 inches, at the center of the straw. Now face your audience and thread the string through the straw. Quickly, pull the end of the strings downwards, through the slit, in your hands. Engage your audience in some pep talk, so that they don't watch your hand movements.
Take a pair of scissors and make a big scene of cutting the straw. Separate the two ends of straw to show that you actually cut it. Now pull out the string from one end, totally uncut and intact.
These tricks are interesting if you pair them up with short stories or funny anecdotes. Go for corny stories and make a lot of facial expressions so that the audience concentrates on your face and ignores your swift, surreptitious hand movements. Include some drama in your act. Watch shows of the famous magicians and take cues to enhance your own tricks!