YOU don’t need to take extreme measures to impress your friends or family. In fact, with proper knowledge and practice, you can learn to perform numerous jaw-dropping ‘magic’ acts that will leave your audience in wonder. Even kids are able to do these simple tricks.

Believing in magic is one of the greatest pleasures of childhood, whether one is witnessing a simple card trick or a complex disappearance. However, kids are always anxious to discover the secrets of magic tricks and master the art of illusion. These simple tricks for children will allow them to achieve that.

Those who work to perfect these simple magic tricks, whether they are children or amateurs, will develop the patience, dedication, and, most importantly, the confidence required to act in front of a large audience, which is similar to public speaking. Therefore, experience is certainly the source of boldness.

$!As soon as you pretend to pass the coin to the other hand, grab it tightly in the palms of your hands. – Youtube

1. Make a coin vanish

The coin-vanishing trick should be the first simple trick you will learn. The steps are fairly straightforward. First, place a coin in the palm of your dominant hand and inform the audience that you will make it vanish. Ensure that it is centred between your middle and ring fingers. This will allow you to cup the edges with your index and pinky fingers in secret.

Pass your dominant hand over your opposing hand as if you’ve transferred the coin, and then allow your dominant hand, which is still palming the coin, to fall to your side. Enjoy the look on your audience’s faces as they struggle to figure out where the coin went when you open your empty palm.

This technique can be performed with any sort of coin, as long as it is large enough to be gripped in the finger-palm position. This disappearing coin trick is one of the oldest tricks in the book, so a large number of people already know how to perform it.

Try it out on the younger generations, such as young preschool-age children, who may have a greater ability to be left wondering at your ‘magic skills’.

$!Tips: find a small light and long pencil so that it would be break easily. – Howcast

2. Breaking a pencil with an index card

This next trick is going to be a little bit painful, so you should practice it first. Swapping from pencils to carrots could also work wonderfully and be easier to break, thus not really hurting your finger.

The first step is that you have to tell someone to hold a pencil, and make sure the person holds it really tight. Then tell them that you’re going to break the pencil using an index card. Hold the card above the pencil, making downward motions toward the pencil as you count off.

Once you are ready, start counting downwards, like 3,2,1 and snap the card, mainly using your index finger to cut the pencil. The pencil will actually be broken by your finger, not the card.

$!The trick is simple, yet so difficult for people to perceive. –Youtube

3. The coin pyramid

The coin pyramid trick is the next surprise! This trick does not appear to be particularly “magical,“ but it is an excellent way to test and annoy your audience. To construct the pyramid illustrated in the illustration, ten coins are required.

The trick is simple, yet difficult for people to perceive. The first step is to arrange your 10 coins into a pyramid, as seen in the image. Then, explain to your audience how to invert the pyramid in three moves by sliding one coin at a time.

First, switch the bottom-left coin with the second coin from the top row on the right. Then, slide the bottom-right coin to the right-most position in the second row from the top. The final step is to slide the coin on top to the centre of the coin on the bottom. It will then result in pyramid becoming ‘inverted’.

$!How to float a pencil. – Pinterest

4. Pencil floating in the palm of your hand

This trick is as simple as it gets. Simply grasp a pencil in one fist with the back of your palm facing the audience, and then grab your wrist with the other hand as though you’re preparing for a heroic act. After showing that a pencil sticks to your hand as you grasp your wrist, you suddenly let go of your “grabbing” hand and the pencil mysteriously stays in place.

Slowly extend the index finger of your supporting hand and use it to pin the pencil to your palm while you open your fist without attracting attention. Correctly executed, it will appear as if the pencil is hovering in front of your hand.

Another secret is to hide a second pencil on the inside of your wrist, beneath the band of a watch or bracelet, and use it to maintain the ‘floating’ pencil in place when you remove your supporting hand.