11 Easiest Magic Tricks to Do at Home

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Check out our list of 11 easiest magic tricks to do at home below if you are a magic trick junkie and if you’re wondering how to do magic tricks for kids, or how to do magic tricks for beginners.

Because everyone needs a little magic in their life, and what better way to liven up a dead party or make your seven-year-old nephew’s day? It’s never bad to have a few easy magic tricks up your sleeve, magic tricks that you won’t have to get a special kit for, much less a Master’s degree in Magic (if that even exists). Maybe you’re an adult attempting to renew your childhood passion for great tricks, or maybe you’re a kid bored because you’re stuck in bed with a broken ankle for a few weeks. Either way, you can pass time and become a more interesting person by practicing the easy tricks below. If you have basic household items and are even remotely sneaky, you can accomplish these tricks with no problem.

Easiest Magic Tricks To Do At Home


To find easiest magic tricks to do at home, we searched YouTube, because when you’re learning magic, it’s so much easier to visualize in a video tutorial than read about it. We came up with some great tricks, many of which are performed by kids. And who better to instruct us on the best magic tricks?

To determine the easiest, we developed a points system based on two factors: materials required and preparation required. To tricks that required more than 4 materials, we gave zero points. Tricks that required 2-4 materials, received one point and tricks that required 1 material, received two points. Lastly, tricks that required no materials naturally received three points. For preparation required, we simply awarded one extra point to the tricks that didn’t require any prior preparation. However, we didn’t fault or dock points from the tricks that did require some preparation. As a result, the tricks at the beginning of this list require the least amount of materials (some require none) and the least amount of preparation (some also require no prep, although just like with any magic trick, a little practice before showing your friends always helps).

And for more great magic tricks, check out our list of 6 easiest coin magic tricks for kids for some easy magic tricks to do at home with coins. In case you are wondering how to do magic tricks with a pen, check out this video. Furthermore, on Instructables, you’re going to find out how to do magic with cards.

Some of the easiest magic tricks to do at home on the list below do involve coins, but others involve cards, bottles, straws and more. One of the tricks even doubles as a fun prank, so you might want to keep it in mind for when April Fool’s rolls around. Along with each trick, we listed the number of points it acquired, the materials required, the preparation required and the instructions for performing the actual trick. For your benefit, we also included the YouTube tutorials for each trick as well as the point in the video where that specific trick can be found.

So get ready to be the coolest uncle ever or the life of the party. Learn how to do easy magic tricks with hands as well as how to do magic tricks with paper, with our list of 11 easiest magic tricks to do at home (or anywhere)! We are starting off with the last 6 tricks which share the 6th place.

6. Foil Quarter Trick

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Materials: 1 quarter, scissors, 1 small piece of foil, 1 small piece of paper

Preparation: Firmly press a quarter into a small piece of foil to imprint the design, then remove the quarter and cut the shape out of the foil. Additionally, cut a piece of paper into a square only slightly bigger than the foil quarter.

Trick: Hold both the foil quarter and the small square of paper up alongside each other, with the foil quarter in one hand and the paper in the other, telling your audience that you’ll make the quarter disappear, and not giving away that the quarter is actually just a piece of foil. Then pass the foil quarter behind the paper square and crumple it up slowly. Your audience will wonder where the quarter went.

Let’s see what else we have on our list of easiest magic tricks to do at home.

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