Quick & Easy Fun Tricks

A selection of free magic tricks, quick and easy to learn and perform. Create your own magic moment

Light A Used Match

Effect :

You take out a box of matches and go to light your cigarette or candle but when you open them they are all used.

You then say I hate that when people put used matches back in the box, oh sorry it was me I hate it when I do that. You then proceed to take out the used match and strike it and it lights. You can have them already stashed in the dirty ashtray and take one out and then light your cigarette or candle.

Secret:

All you have to do to make it look like it is a used match is dip the match in black ink, and then wait for it to dry. Then dip it in ash and it will look like a used match but when you strike it the match will light like any normal match

Quick Coin Vanish  ( You can find lots of free coin tricks by clicking this link)

Effect:

A coin is placed onto the table. It is picked up and it magically vanishes.

Method:

First, let me tell you this is about as easy as a magic trick as it gets. Set the coin onto the table with your left hand. Say something like "Check this out" and reach over with your right hand. Then press down on the coin with your index, middle, and 3rd fingers with your hand and arm parallel with the table. Slide the coin towards you keeping in mind it should be completely covered up. Slide the coin off the table so it falls into your lap. Touch your thumb to your middle finger as if you are picking up the coin as it reaches the edge of the table. Keeping all your fingers closed still. Stare at where the coin should be as you slowly move your hand away from you back to about 6 inches above where the coin originally was. Start moving your thumb in a circular motion as if the coin is dissapearing. Slowly turn your hand around and spread your fingers apart. Now the rest is up to you. The more surprised you act and if you act like you were all fortunate to see a miracle, people will believe the trick even more and remember it ( and you ) forever , --------- maybe.

Card Levitation (  You can find lots of  free card tricks and magic by clicking this link)

Effect:

The magician puts 1 or 4 cards under his hand. He slowly lifts his hand and the cards float with his hand. Holding his hand above the table, the magician pulls the cards of his hand and drops them on the table. will need a ring, matchstick, card(s)

Secret:

1. Put the ring on your middle finger. Then put the matchstick under the ring so that both sides of the match stick out.

2. Place your hand palms down on the table and place a card under your palm but above the matchstick. You need to practice this move to make it look like your just placing a card under your palm not above a matchstick.

3. Now you can lift your hand from the table. Press your fingers down a little on the back of the cards, they will remain in position.

Ice Ice Baby !!!

Effect

Pour some water into a cup, blow on the cup and then turn it upside down where out pops some ice cubes.

You need a cup or glass that you can't see through. You also need a small sponge and and some ice cubes.

Method

Prepare the cup by placing the sponge into the bottom of the cup. Then, drop a few ice cubes on top of the sponge and you're ready to go.

To perform pour a small amount of water (about an inch) into the cup. The sponge will absorb the water. Blow into the cup, wave your hands over it and dump out the ice cubes.

If you are using a disposable plastic cup for the trick, just throw it away at this time.

Watch the look of surprise on your friends faces.

Floating Ring Trick

Make some really thick salt water. REALLY thick. soak a piece of thread in it somewhere between 45 and 60 minutes. take it out and let it dry. Now you are ready. Ask someone for a ring. Tie it to the end of the thread. Hold the string so its like a pendulum. Now take a match and light the string down by the ring. The string will burn but the salt crystals can hold up a fairly light ring. An awesome effect.

Static Snake Charmer

Effect: You remove a plastic straw from its wrapper. Using the straw as a "magic wand" you command the wrapper to dance around  the table.

You will need: a plastic drinking straw still in its wrapper.

Method:

You tear off the tip of the wrapper and toss it away. Gripping the straw at the tip with the fingers of one hand, and firmly squeezing the wrapper with the fingers of the other hand, quickly pull the straw from the wrapper and drop the wrapper on the table..

Now, using the straw as a "magic wand", without touching the wrapper, slowly wave the straw over the end of the wrapper. The straw wrapper should sway around by itself as if in a hypnotic trance .

If the effect starts to wear off after a minute or two, you can re energize the wrapper by stroking it briskly along the straw.

This effect is due to static electricity. It is a real fun effect and works MOST of the time but can sometimes vary in effectiveness depending on weather conditions.

Open Sesame

Deal out 3 piles of seven cards face down. Ask a spectator to choose a pile. You then pick up the pile that the spectator selected and display the cards in a fan facing the audience. (There is no need for you to see the front of the cards.) Then ask the spectator to look at the cards and choose one, instructing them not to tell you which card they choose.

1) Put the cards that the spectator chose face down in between the other two piles to make one pile of 21 cards.

2) Deal out the cards one at a time into 3 piles of seven moving left to right.

3) Pick up each pile individually and then display the cards to the spectator asking them to indicate which of the piles contains the chosen card. (They must not name the selected card).

Repeat steps 1 to 3 one more time.

After the steps are completed say the magic words "OPEN SESAME". You then pick up the pile of 21 cards and spell O-P-E-N-S-E-S-A-M-E by placing one card face down on the table per each letter spelled. Turn up the next card after spelling OPEN SESAME to reveal their selected card.

Six Shooter

Place the four sixes on top of your deck of cards before you do this trick. You also need a pen or pencil and a piece of paper.

Remove the four top cards from the top of your deck of cards (These are the four sixes you put there already) and lay these cards face down in a pile in front of the audience. Then remove six cards from the deck and place these cards in a separate pile.

Tell the spectator that you read minds and tell them which pile they will choose. Write "You picked the six pile" on your piece of paper and fold it and put it right alongside the cards. Tell the spectator to choose one of the piles and then read the paper. No matter which pile is chosen the note is true. One pile contains the four sixes and the other pile contains six cards. After the trick is finished put both piles on top of the deck. Do not let them see both piles of cards.

Mind Reading The Coin

This works best in medium/large groups, try when out with friends in a bar. For this you need a friend in on the trick. Line up 9 coins in a square 3x3 on the table.

Look away and invite someone to pick a coin by touching it. Next pick there coin by having a friend place there drink on a beer mat or coaster in the corresponding position top left top middle bottom right, middle middle etc.

For added effect stare into the persons eyes your mind reading. Get a couple of friends in on the trick to avoid suspicion.

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