Try Some Magic Tricks to Amaze Your Guests
This holiday season, would you love to amaze your guests with some simple magic tricks? Doing magic is always charming and fun especially for the kids, and your guests may be delighted with your newfound skill.
Not many people realize that magic is often performed with props that are designed specifically for magic tricks. For instance, when a magician lights a quick flame in their hands they use what’s called flash paper, which is easy to light and which burns out almost instantly. Many card tricks are used with special cards that are marked or otherwise altered so the magician always knows which card is going to be pulled next or can manipulate the cards to be in a certain order. To perform magic tricks, you should consider investing in small magic kits that have these products so you can do them properly.
There are also certain techniques to follow when you perform magic tricks and once you learn those techniques your tricks will become more sophisticated. As an example, it’s much easier to ‘discover’ a coin behind someone’s ear when you learn how to palm that coin and make it virtually disappear in your own hand. You can easily hide coins and other small objects in your hand once you learn that technique.
To learn these techniques, you can get a book about how to perform magic but it’s also good to go online and check out videos that instruct you on performing magic tricks so you can learn properly. Often a video is much easier than learning through a book because you can mimic the techniques as they’re demonstrated for you. Seeing someone else walk through a card trick or coin trick makes it easier and more effective for you, and you can get instructions on how to use those items you’ve purchased from a magic shop.
It’s also good to start out simple with magic tricks, like card tricks or hiding a coin. Don’t try to jump into using fake handcuffs or locking yourself in a trunk your first week of learning magic! You might also want to consider simple tricks you can do on your own rather than with an assistant, at least when you first learn. This will ensure everyone’s safety as you learn to use your equipment and learn the secrets behind many of those stunning tricks you see on stage.
Once you’ve learned a few basic tricks, show them off to family to ask for their opinion. They might note areas where you could use some improvement. Work hard to polish up your tricks before you show them to friends, but once you do that, don’t hesitate to share your new skill.