In my last post for this Tips for Starting Magicians series, I discussed what to keep in mind when choosing the tricks for your first magic show. Now I’ll focus on a question that many who are thinking of trying their hand at magic ask: how many tricks do you need to be a magician?[Read more...]
Last time I talked about where you can find good, reliable, and audience-pleasing commercial tricks. In this article, we’ll talk about other things you have to remember when selecting magic tricks for your first show.
Having a list of tried-and-tested tricks is a good starting point, but I would say slow down a moment. There is something you truly need to understand before we go any further. And it is this …[Read more...]
Last time, we talked about the mindset any beginning magician would benefit from having. Now we’ll go into where you can look for good tricks that you can use to start building your own act.[Read more...]
Looking for a great DIY magic trick? Here’s one by one of our favourite experienced children’s entertainers and educators, Jim Kleefeld. Jim is the author of multiple theme show magic books, and the following storytelling magic routine is taken from his book Dream Magic. We will hear more about and from Jim next week as he has a live lecture coming up for Kids Entertainer Academy, as well as an episode on the Kids Entertainer Podcast. In the meantime, here’s the excerpt from his book.[Read more...]
In my previous post, I shared how to do the educational 21-Card Trick. In this post, I’ll detail how, with some creativity, we can use magic to educate.
"Creativity is the greatest gift of human intelligence. The more complex the world becomes, the more creative we need to be to meet its challenges.” - Sir Ken Robinson
Creativity is one way we can encourage the increasingly recognised skill of higher order thinking. A big part of being creative is looking for new ways of doing things within whatever activity you’re involved in. For me, this ‘new way’ is magic. Magic is the creative tool I use to create exciting learning experiences that bring together knowledge, understanding and real-life applications.
Introducing Abracadabra - Fun Magic Tricks for KidsIn this episode, we take a break from our Vault of Wisdom series to introduce an awesome interactive book that both kids and kids entertainers will love—Abracadabra: Fun Magic Tricks for Kids.
Written by a budding 11-year-old magician Kristen Kelly and her professional magician dad Ken, the book is packed with fresh, totally engaging tricks that can blow both children and adults away. And here’s a huge plus: the book gives readers access to videos that show how to make and present the tricks in the book.
Learn all about it—and how you can get top-quality and free training videos you can use on your website and workshops—in this interview.
We all need inspiration once in a while. And to help you add some zing to the way you perform, handle an audience, or create an indelible positive impression on your clients, we asked kids entertainers from the world over to share the best ideas they've ever heard or read about.
So, ready for some amazing tips? If you are, scroll down to see the list of the most useful tips we've gathered.
Easy Magic Tricks for Kids Entertainers
Jeremy LePoidevin from Practical Magic talks about easy magic tricks for kids entertainers. He shares free resources he has developed to help kids entertainers who are not familiar with performing magic to choose the right magic tricks to add something extra to their kids entertainer businesses.
Who says young children can’t do magic?
With this printable magic trick, any child who can count to seven (and even those who can’t) will be able to make a magic wand appear and disappear. Cool, right?
Here's something to add a dash of fun to your string of magic tricks. All you need are two balloons and you're all set! Check out the video below to see how to do this bow-and-arrow magic trick.