Card Tricks for Beginners

How to Do Easy Card Tricks for Beginners

Cool Card Trick
☞ Ask a person to think of any number from 1 to 10 and then let him shuffle the deck of cards.

☞ While shuffling the cards, ask the person to count down to the number he has thought of and then remember that particular card.

☞ While the person is counting cards, turn your back towards the person, so that you cannot see the card.

☞ After the person has memorized the card, take the deck from him and place it behind your back.

☞ Count off 19 cards, reversing their order and place them again on

Easy Card Trick

☞ Take a deck of card, and shuffle it thoroughly. You can also ask one of your spectators to do it.

☞ Now hold the deck so that the cards are facing the spectators and the back of the deck is towards you.

☞ Pull out the second card, third card and fourth card from the deck and hold them in a fan formation, and wedge them at the back of the deck.

☞ Allow the top card to remain in place so that the spectators do not know about this extra card.

☞ Display the three fanned cards to the spectators, hiding the extra card behind the fanned cards.
Ask the spectators to select a card from the fanned cards by making them point at it.

☞ Assign a number to each card like “one”, “two” and “three” and ask the spectators to remember the card based on the number.

☞ After the spectator are done selecting a card by naming a number, gather the cards on top of the deck and allow the unseen first card to stay on top.

☞ Count the number of spectators who have selected the cards and take that many cards from the top of the deck and push them into the middle of the deck.

☞ Now utter some magic words and display the top card to show the spectator his card that has magically risen to the top.
Fun Card Trick
☞ First prepare the deck of cards by separating it into two decks by color; one black and the other red.

☞ Put one colored deck over the other without shuffling them.

☞ Now before performing before an audience, separate the two decks again and place them in a table over a cloth with their face down.

☞ Ask an audience member to come up and choose a card at random from each pile, memorize them and place them in the opposite pile from which it was selected.

☞ Now ask the person to shuffle each deck separately and then place the two decks together, one over the other.

☞ Now you look through the cards and find the two cards that do not match the color of the cards that are surrounding it.

☞ Voila! You have learned another easy card trick.

 

Learning Magic Tricks for Your Child

images (4)Although magicians spend years practicing advanced sleight of hand to perform some impossibly realistic magic tricks, learning magic for kids can be an easy and exciting task if done under proper and correct guidance. Kids are inquisitive and fast learners and so introducing them to such creative skills at a young age, will help them explore their hidden talents. Also, it is a far more productive and useful way of spending free time than just watching TV. Use this article as a guide to teach your kids a few of the simplest tricks.

Cut the Kings
In an ordinary poker deck, separate the aces and kings, and place the 4 aces on top of the pack. Place the kings on top of the aces so that they are now uppermost in the deck. Pick a volunteer from the audience and say something like: “It seems you can deal out a mean hand of cards! From this pack, deal out two piles, alternating cards”. Let the volunteer deal about half of the deck and then say: “You may stop anytime you wish”. Take the deck of cards that has not been dealt, and keep them aside. Ask your volunteer to pick up one of the two dealt piles and distribute it into two smaller piles, and do the same with the other pile as well, so that you end up having 4 piles of cards. At this point, there will be a king on top of every deck. Ask the volunteer to pick up a card from any pile; you will get 4 consecutive kings in one go. Now discard all 4 kings and say something like: “Anyone here a poker player? What beats four kings? ….four aces, right”. Make some magical moves of your hand over the four piles and turn up the top card of each pile to reveal the aces.

Loose Thumb
For this trick, you will need a carrot which is about the same thickness as the thumb. Very carefully, cut off a piece in about the length and shape of the thumb and hide it in the hand with which you will perform the trick. Take a handkerchief and cover the hand with it. Slowly move the carrot up so it pops out and appears like the thumb from the other side. Tell the audience that the thumb has been feeling ‘loose’ lately, and you want them to help ‘tighten it’. Extend the arm towards them and tell any one person from the audience to hold on to the thumb. As soon as they hold it, turn around and act like you forgot something. Move back a few steps and draw your hand out from under the handkerchief with the thumb inserted into your fist. Act surprised! They will think they have your thumb!

Ice Breath
Cut a sponge into a circle that fits perfectly into the bottom of a non-transparent paper or plastic cup so that when you turn the cup over, the sponge shouldn’t fall out. Place an ice cube on top of the sponge and fill the glass with ⅛ cup of water. Present the glass of water to your audience and tell them that you have really cold breath and you can freeze the water just by blowing on it! Hold the cup with the hidden sponge and ice cube up, and pour in the water from the glass; hold the cup at a height, so the audience won’t be able to see what’s inside it. Blow on the sponge cup with your ice breath, giving time for the sponge to absorb the water. Now slowly turn the cup over and allow the ice cube fall out.

These were some simple magic tricks for kids which can be implemented easily with a little bit of guidance and practice. Remember to bow graciously when applauded!

Ways to Study Magic Tricks

Houdini, David Blaine, and Chris Angel have one thing in common. No, not just magic, but also the power to create an illusion. If you want to know magic tricks, then just read on and let the magical powers guide you to the world of magic and optical illusions.

Learn How to Do Magic Tricks
The first rule of a magician’s life is to practice a lot and to never disclose the secrets of a charmed life to any muggle. If you want to learn to do the tricks, don’t lose hope if you don’t succeed the first time. Take it as a test of your abilities. The next rule is to keep learning new tricks, start with the simple ones, but when you master them, upgrade to more sophisticated tricks. Before you learn how to perform the tricks, remember a magician must have a pokerface and should be able to draw the spectators under his spell. Learning tricks is quite easy; all you need is practice.

Card Tricks
Now that you have a coin trick up your sleeve, let’s try our hand at card tricks. This magic trick will make you skilled at mysteriously speaking to the cards. All you need is a deck of cards. Before the trick, separate the red cards from the black ones. In front of the audience, shuffle the deck but before you do so, quietly bend the red deck upward and the black deck downward. Then you can ask someone from the audience to shuffle the cards. Place them face down on a hard surface and pick any card and guess the color. Stun the audience with your gift of speaking to inanimate things.

Coin Tricks
If you are just beginning, try your hand at coin tricks. These are the easiest to learn, and will make you a famed mind reader. All you need is a hat to put five or ten coins of different currencies with different years and denominations. Tell your audience that all the coins are different, ask someone from the audience to check the coins and choose one to pass it on to the other to see. Once the coin is inside the hat again, give the hat a shake to mix the coins. Then tell the audience that you are going to read their mind and pick the coin they have chosen. Look into the hat and concentrate and feel the coins, the one that is the warmest, is the coin that was chosen by the volunteer. Bring it out in the open and leave your audience awestruck.

Other Easy Tricks
There are so many ways to learn the mysteries of magic. Every magician should be able to change the state of matter by doing this following trick. All you need to do is to place a sponge at the bottom of an opaque glass. Put some ice cubes on the sponge, remember this is before the act preparation. When you perform your act, just pick up the glass and add water in it, and cast a spell on your audience by telling them that water will turn into ice. Turn the glass a little so that the ice can fall (the sponge will absorb the water), smile as the wide-eyed audience applauds.

Just practice regularly and you will definitely be able to put up a great show. Go ahead to find an audience and cast them under your spell. Always remember to follow the sacred code of the ancient magicians, and never expose your secrets.

Ways to Perform Pencil Tricks

efeWhether you want to impress your favorite niece, or are stuck in a boring meeting, doing pencil tricks is a good way of passing time. Some tricks are easy, while others are relatively hard to do. But with a little practice, you will be able to coordinate and twirl pencils with dexterity.

The Twist
Fold your hands and place them in front of you so that your fingers are pointing upwards. Now place a pencil horizontally in the webbed space between your thumbs and index fingers. Hold the pencil firmly in between your thumb and middle finger, turn the fingertips of your right hand away from your body and the fingertips of your left hand towards you. Now, move the right thumb in the space between the left thumb and index finger. As your hands turn, your right thumb will move across the back of your left thumb. Tilt your hands forward when the fingers of your left hand are pointing towards your body. The pencil will move to the starting position.

The Finger Roll
First hold a pencil in between your index and middle finger with your palms facing down. The pencil should be completely vertical, with two-thirds below your hand. Now push your index finger down so that the pencil comes to an almost horizontal position, and then place your ring finger below the pencil to stabilize it. In this position it should look like the pencil is woven between your three fingers. Remove the index finger off the pencil and this will instantly make the pencil move back and forth between your middle finger and ring finger. Move your middle finger downwards towards your ring finger, looping your index finger back under the pencil so that it is in a horizontal position. Place your little finger on top of the pencil and let the other fingers slide off it. Hold the pencil again between your thumb and index finger and continue sliding and twisting the pencil.

The Spin
Take a long pencil and hold it carefully between your index finger, middle finger, and thumb. Make sure that your middle finger and index finger are at least an inch apart, and all the fingers are pointing upwards. You should grip the pencil very lightly with your middle finger, and also relax your wrist. Now, extend your index finger and fold your middle finger so that it is resting on the inside of its last joint exactly on the thumb. Move your index and middle finger in a back and forth motion and keep this momentum. At first it might be a little difficult to this pencil trick, but with a little practice you will be able to master it.

The Flip
This is one of the easiest tricks which can be mastered within a short time. For this trick, place your hands on a flat surface like a table, palms down. Without removing the palms from the table place your middle finger over your index finger. Now place a pencil on your middle finger and balance it. Flick the index finger outwards from below your middle finger, this will make the pencil rotate in a 180 degree angle above your hand.