Magic Tricks Resource Page

Magic Tricks...

Magic tricks are a great way to learn science and mathematics. Some tricks require good deductive reasoning and observations skills. Most require good timing skills. All of them take practice so that they can look as natural and effortless as possible while being performed.

The following resources contain information about magic, tricks you can learn to do with ordinary household items, and famous magicians and illusionists.


What is Magic?

Wikipedia: Magic


Make Your Own Magic Props

You Can Do Magic: Magic Tricks for Kids
Written and video instructions for making a magic trick. Check out 'Magic Lessons' for more tricks.


Instructables: Magic Channel
Offers a variety of tricks you can make and do.


How To Do Magic Tricks

Kidzone: Magic Tricks
Tips for becoming a successful magician and variety of tricks that use cards, coins and other household materials. 

This site offer a library of easy to do magic tricks that use common household materials.

Magic tricks for beginners, hobbyists and pros.

Learn magic tricks that use coins and cards.

How to Do Tricks: How to Do Card Tricks
Site offers card and coin tricks.

This site offers 219 card tricks and tutorials...and counting.

Site offers tricks done with playing cards.


Illusions you can make yourself.

Come Together Kids: Optical Illusion Handprint
Turn your handprint into an optical illusion.


Famous Magicians, Illusionists & Escape Artists

Wikipedia: Harry Houdini
Site offers short video.

Wikipedia: Dai Vernon
A video of Dai Vernon's life can be found in the video section below.

Wikipedia: David Copperfield
Site offers a short video.

About: Doug Henning

Wikipedia: Siegfried & Roy

Wikipedia: Mark Wilson

About: Penn & Teller
The video section below has more Penn & Teller videos.

Wikipedia: The Amazing Randi

Wikipedia: List of Magicians



Videos




Name/Time

Easy Magic Tricks for Everyone 13:16 More 
How to do 5 Amazing Magic Tricks with a Straw 6:05
Card Throwing How to Tutorials 2:44
How to Pop/Toss a Playing Card 2:25
How to stick a straw THROUGH a bottle cap! (magic trick explained) 4:36
Doug Henning - Close-Up Magic 5:40
Magician vs Gambler 4:39
Dai Vernon: The Spirit Of Magic 46:22
Siegfried & Roy-blue box 3:10
Siegfried and Roy - The Magic Returns 41:01 (Content may not be suitable for all audiences.)
Siegfried & Roy on Larry King - September 3, 1999 44:47
Magic - Mark Wilson Excalibur Illusion - Magic and Comedy Hour 1984 3:29
The Magic of David Copperfield V: Vanishing the Statue of Liberty (1983) (With Morgan Fairchild) 49:57

Penn & Teller Videos





Name/Time

Penn & Teller MMT EGYPT  50:11
Penn & Teller MMT CHINA 50:11
Penn & Teller MMT INDIA 50:11
Penn & Teller - Don't Try This at Home (1990) 48:59 
Masters of Magic Penn and Teller, Amazing tricks 7:00

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2 comments:

  1. Fantastic! Thank you for gathering the resources. I think a DIY magic kit is in order for my youngest.

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    1. What a great idea, Betty Jo! Thank you for stopping by and for leaving a comment. I'm happy to hear you found the resource helpful.

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