Magic Tricks


All kids love  to watch magical performances, irrespective of their ages and social status. Magic shows make you curious on how the magicians do all the wonders. During these summer  vacations you could try learning and practicing a few tricks and become a magician of sorts. Utilize your time to learn magic tricks. Try these fun magic tricks that are easy to do and have really wonderful results.
So gear up  and learn how to astound your friends.

Tips  to help you become a successful magician:

  • Practice in front of a mirror so you can see the trick as your audience will. Practice a good  deal!
  • Practice the "patter" as well as the trick. Figure out before hand what you want to say during the show. Good patter will help distract the audience just enough to keep them from guessing how you've pulled off your magical feats! Here's a start for you:
I have a magic trick for you.
It should be lots of fun.
Pay very close attention,
And guess how it is done!
  • Resist the temptation to tell how the trick worked... keep them guessing and they'll be even more impressed with your show.
  • Never do the same trick more than once for the same audience. It makes it too easy for the audience to guess how it was done.
  • Control the seating arrangements... some of the tricks require that the people be looking straight at you. Have the audience remain seated throughout the show.
  • Wherever you can, borrow the objects from the audience... coins, pencils, napkins, etc. Borrowing from the audience makes it seem like the magician hasn't had time to do anything sneaky to the item. This makes everything seem more magical!
  • Lovely Assistant: A lot of the card tricks (or any other mind reading type tricks) work well using a magical puppet or stuffed animal as your assistant. Try putting on an entire show where you aren't a magician at all... instead claim that you bought a puppet from an old gypsy woman and it turned out to be magic (you can make up a cool story to use as your patter). Have the puppet or stuffed animal "whisper" the answers into your ear. Having a puppet do all the work, may keep you from getting stage fright! I've included the puppet image on all the tricks that will work well this way.

Magic Bottle Trick

Effect: 
  • The magician asks for a volunteer from the audience who looks inside a bottle to make sure it's a normal, empty container.
  • The volunteer returns the bottle and then examines a magic wand to ensure it is normal.
  • The magician drops the wand into the bottle (noting how easily it falls in).
  • He/she turns bottle over and lets go of the wand.
  • The wand magically remains suspended in the bottle.
Supplies:
  • a magic wand (could use a pencil instead) that is taller than the bottle (when you drop the wand into the bottle, part of it should still be sticking up through the opening.
  • a bottle that has an opening large enough to fit the wand in (but not too big). The bottle cannot be see-through
  • an eraser
If you don't have a bottle that is dark, you can put some dark paint inside the bottle and shake it around so the inside is painted.

Cut a piece off the eraser, just large enough to wedge the wand into the opening of the bottle. The eraser is what makes the trick work!

Secret:
  • Pass the bottle to the volunteer and ask them to make sure its empty.
  • Take back the bottle and give your friend the wand. Meanwhile, slip the piece of eraser into the bottle without anyone seeing (you can have it in your pocket until this point). You'll need to practice this a few times.
  • Take the wand back and drop it into the bottle.
  • Pick up the wand and bottle and turn them VERY SLOWLY upside down (mumble all sorts of enchantments while you're doing this). Pull on the wand slightly when the bottle is turning over so the piece of eraser gets wedged into the opening (you'll need to practice this a few times too).
  • Slowly turn upright again. Let go of everything and PRESTO the wand remains suspended in the bottle (it doesn't fall back down).
  • To remove the wand, push it slightly to release the rubber and then take it out PRESTO! It doesn't fall out.

Coin Trick

Effect:

The magician shows a glass, upside down, and a coin on a sheet of colored paper. He puts a handkerchief over the glass and moves it over. He pulls the handkerchief off and Abracadabra! the coin has disappeared.

Supplies:

A sheet of construction paper (1), a clear glass, a handkerchief and a coin.

Preparation:

Trace the glass onto the sheet of paper and cut the circle out. Then tape it to the glass so when you put it onto a piece of paper the same color it blends in.

Secret:

When you do the above put the glass onto a piece of paper and just basically move the paper covered glass over the coin while the whole thing is under the handkerchief so the glass covers the coin. Pull off the handkerchief. The coin will have disappeared.

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