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PhotobucketIn a previous post (What Tricks to Perform for Children? [Part 1]), I promised to share my list of children’s magic tricks that are suitable to perform at a kid’s birthday party.

I don’t mean to give a comprehensive or complete list. I may boast of many things I can do, but knowing about everything in magic is not one of them.  So be satisfied with this incomplete list.

The list includes only tricks I have personal knowledge about.  That means I have performed them at one time or another, still perform them today, have seen them performed by other performers, or know how they work.

Some of the tricks I list below I don’t personally like, but I list them anyway because they belong to the “have seen them performed by other performers.”

PhotobucketAny Classic Children’s Trick

  • The Chinese Linking Rings
  • Egg Bag
  • Miser’s Dream
  • Sponge Balls
  • Sliding Sucker Die
  • Floating Zombie Ball
  • Multo M Parvo
  • Lota Bowl
  • Rice Bowl
  • Milk Pitcher
  • Fraidy Cat Rabbit
  • Hippity Hop Rabbit
  • Needle Thru Balloon
  • Chinese Sticks
  • Tea Kettle
  • Torn and Restored Newspaper
  • Water from Newspaper

Any Trick Using Large Props

  • Giant Hat
  • Jumbo Wands
  • Jumbo Combs
  • Jumbo Sunglasses

PhotobucketAny Trick with Flash, Color or Sound

  • Axtell Drawing Board
  • Coloring Book
  • Instant Painting
  • Blendo
  • 20th Century Silk
  • Sympathetic Silks
  • Zebra Silk
  • Wizz Kote
  • Cellulator
  • Silk Production
  • Streamer Production
  • Flag Staff Production
  • Passing Water
  • Appearing /Disappearing Canes
  • Appearing/Disappearing Candles
  • Appearing Spade, 10-ft. Pole, Spade, Shovel, Ladder, etc.
  • Mutilated Parasol
  • Chun Ling Soo Dynamite
  • Clatter Box
  • Run Rabbit Run
  • Tricky Bottles
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Coca Cola Vanish
  • Bang Gun
  • Break Away Gun
  • Plucked Rubber Chicken
  • Floating Table

Any Visual Close Up Magic

  • Sponge Ball Routine
  • Coin Tricks

PhotobucketAny trick using animals

  • Dove production/Vanish
  • Rabbit production/Vanish
  • Duck production/Vanish
  • Rabbit Wringer
  • Dagger Vanish
  • Tear Apart Vanish
  • Night Club Vanish
  • Catching Doves
  • Crystal Cylinder
  • Aerial Fishing
  • Fish in Bowl Production
  • Any audience participation trick.
  • Any comedy trick of the silly kind.
  • Mouth Coil

PhotobucketAny Funny Routine

  • Comedy Funnel
  • Torn and Restored Handkerchief
  • Milk Pitcher
  • Water from Newspaper
  • Sun and Moon
  • The Blooming Idiot Trick
  • Egg from Mouth
  • Hat Tear
  • Vanishing Bandana
  • Sucker Silk to Egg
  • Comedy Egg Can
  • Break Away Fan

PhotobucketAny Trick Using Colorful and Outlandish Props

  • Square Circle
  • Change Bag
  • Stratospheres
  • Metamorpho Spots
  • Tail Spin
  • Growing, Shrinking Head Illusion
  • Acrobatic Silks

Any Trick with  Magic Wands

  • Breakaway Wand
  • Pop Away Wand
  • Spring Wand
  • Multiplying Wands
  • Silver Scepter
  • Tipple Topple Wand
  • Ginn’s Fishing Wand
  • Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Danger Tricks

  • Dagger Head Chest
  • Hand Chopper/Dissecto
  • Arrow Head
  • Sword Thru Neck
  • Sword Swallowing

Small Illusions

  • Chair Suspension
  • Magic Carpet

There are a lot of tricks not in the list, but I think for beginning children’s magician, the tricks I’ve listed are enough to make them busy for the next two years.

Stay Magical,