Children are among the biggest fan of magic tricks and of course, magic is an important part of their parties and gatherings that can make the party extra lively and fun. If you want to entertain children with lots of magic, you can actually find a lot of them online.
However, make sure you are not performing a very old magic that they may already have seen a hundred times and may even be seen by some on TV. Moreover, if you are hired to do magic tricks for children, remember that you are not just making an impression to the kids but to the adults as well. Of course, they are the ones who can refer or recommend you to another party, which means more income.
Indeed, if you want to make an impression to the kids, you have to keep in mind some important tips in delivering your magic tricks and in creating a good impression.
Choose appropriate magic tricks for children. You may want to avoid those that involves knives or fire. Safe tricks that can entertain children can be coin tricks, tricks with some usual things you can see in parties such as plastic cups, spoons, sticks, hankies, balloons, soda cans and many others. Although cards are popular props for magic, children especially the younger ones may not be able to appreciate it.
You can also make use of ice cubes, rings as well as animals. Tricks involving animals can always amaze kids and thus you can use rabbits, doves or butterflies in your tricks. Bending spoons, tearing and restoring paper and other simple but amazing tricks can also be great magic tricks for children.
You can also use bright colors and different shapes for your magic props so you can get the attention of kids even more. Optical illusions may also work for kids as well.
Keep your tricks short. Kids have short attention span and once they won’t like the trick, they may not pay attention to the next ones. Magic that involve vanishing objects and making them reappear are among the impressive magic that you can share with them. Jumping paper clips, jumping rubber bands… there are indeed a lot of magic that you can share to kids.
When performing for children’s parties, make sure you rehearse your entire magic show considering the time to prepare your magic and the transition of one magic to another. It can also be effective if you match your performance with an outfit of the character that you want to project.
Incorporating a story to your series of magic tricks for children can also add more entertainment value to your show. Of course, children love stories and aside from entertaining them, these stories will also help you with your magic by distracting them from your secret moves.