11 tiny magic tricks to astonish kids at home

It might not feel very magical being cooped up indoors. But we’ve got some amazing ways to inject some magic into the day-to-day. You don’t need a wand and a cape. Just some pencils, old coins, plastic bottles, and other assorted everyday objects. Oh! And your best magician voice. Wonderium… magicosa!

1. Rainbow teleportation

How to make a rainbow – in an instant.

Have a go!

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2. Enchanted ketchup

Make the ketchup move… all by itself!

Easy squeezy

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3. Banana impossible

A pre-sliced banana?! Impossible! Or is it…?

Reveal the trick

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4. Gravity-defying plastic bottle

The trick you can recycle again, and again, and again.


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5. Coin trick

Turn an ordinary book… into a magical coin-multiplying book!


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6. Napkin calamity

How do you put a ripped-up napkin back together again?

Find out!

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7. Boo finger

A frightfully fun trick that you can play all year round!

Make some magic

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8. Instant ice

Perfect for when you’re craving a cool drink on a sunny day.

Learn how to do it!

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9. Give a child a fairy pen pal

Print these enchanting free letter templates, to make your little one’s day.

Download templates

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10. Wizard assessment form

You’ve proved that you’re a wizard. But do your kids have what it takes?! Find out with this free downloadable test!

Take the test


11. Magically make them the hero of their own story!

Did you know you can read all our personalized children’s books for free on our website? Just grab your tablet (or phone or laptop) and load one up, for the most magical bedtime story ever.

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