Magic tricks to perform for kids (5-12 Years)

Entertaining children for 30 to 45 minutes is a challenge for any entertainer. The attention span of children is short. It is crucial that you connect to children in the very first minute of your show. As a magician you should include visual and colorful magic tricks in your show. Along with magic do not forget to add comedy and storytelling in your presentation.

  1. Misers Dream
  2. Sponge Ball Magic
  3. Paper to Hat
  4. Mouth Coil
  5. Candy Production
  6. Blendo Silk
  7. Hippity Hop Ribbits
  8. Vanishing Lollipops
  9. Polka Silk
  10. Blooming Flower Bouquet
  11. Rainbow Chips
  12. Vanishing silk
  13. Appearing magic wand
  14. Stiff Rope
  15. Light Bulb

-Amit Kalantri (Magician and Mentalist)

Must-Have Content For Magician’s Profile

Whenever new clients hire a magician, they would want to see magician’s profile. In general, a professional magician’s profile should contain the following information, not necessarily in the same order as given below.

  1. Name: Your screen name (Performing name)
  2. Profession: Write specifically if you are comedy magician, street magician, corporate magician, mentalist, illusionist, motivational speaker etc
  3. Skills: Write if you perform close up magic or stand-up magic or stage magic. If you perform all kinds of magic write that as well.
  4. Experience: Your professional experience in magic. Don’t count those years when you were learning magic.
  5. Languages Known: Mention all local and international languages you speak
  6. Events: Write for what kinds of events your show is suitable. Corporate gatherings, social gatherings, trade shows, weddings, birthday parties etc
  7. Bio: Write the summary about your magic show explaining how it is better and different than your peers. Do write about entertainment and interaction your magic show provides.
  8. Career Highlights: Mention about awards and accolades you received in the field of magic.
  9. Clients: Write the list of prominent clients you served over the years
  10. Photos: Include high-quality photos of your magic shows. Do not forget to include the photos of any press releases and media coverage.
  11. Contact details: Email, Contact number, Website etc.

-Amit Kalantri (Magician and Mentalist)

Magic tricks to impress girls

magic girls

  1. Matchstick to Rose
  2. Red Hot Mama (Queen of Heart)
  3. Perfume Magic
  4. Salt in the palm
  5. Paper Moon to Star (Starcle)
  6. Any mind reading effect
  7. Card transportation
  8. Finger ring magic
  9. Mobile Number Revelation
  10. Flashpaper to love dove chocolate

-Amit Kalantri, Magician and Mentalist

7 famous formats of magic shows

  1. Close Up magic show : performed for the audience close to the magician, and performer stands or sit at fixed place behind the table.
  2. Stand Up magic show (cabaret magic or platform magic) :  performed for a medium to large audience. Magician stands on a stage or platform at higher level than the audience
  3. Stage magic show : performed for large audiences, typically within a theatre or auditorium
  4. Parlor magic show :  performed for larger audiences than close-up magic and for smaller audiences than stage magic. In parlor magic, the performer is usually standing on the same level as the audience, which may be seated on chairs or even on the floor.
  5. Street magic show: performer walks freely and performs magic tricks not requiring any table or work surface
  6. Strolling magic show (Table Magic) : performer walks freely and performs magic tricks which may or may not require a table, a cubicle or any other work surface.
  7. Kiosk magic show: Audience comes to a performer who is standing at one fixed place or booth (kiosk), here audience keeps changing.

  – Amit Kalantri (Magician and Mentalist)

Top 10 categories of magic tricks

  1. Production: The magician produces something from nothing
  2. Vanish: The magician makes something disappear
  3. Levitation: The magician defies gravity by making something float in the air freely.
  4. Suspension: The magician makes an object float in the air with the aid of another object
  5. Transformation: The magician transforms something from one state into another
  6. Transportation: The magician causes something to move from one place to another
  7. Transposition: The magician causes two objects exchange places.
  8. Restoration: The magician destroys an object then restores it to its original state.
  9. Penetration: The magician makes a solid object pass through another solid object.
  10. Escape: The magician is placed in a restraining device like handcuffs and magician escapes to safety.

                              – Amit Kalantri (Magician and Mentalist)

Must watch movies for magicians

  • The Prestige (2006)
  • The Illusionist (2006)
  • Now You See Me 1 (2013)
  • Now You See Me 2 (2016)
  • The Escape Artist (1982)
  • Magicians (2007)
  • Houdini (1953)
  • An Honest Liar (2014)
  • The Illusionist (Animation,2010)
  • The Mad Magician (1954)
  • Penn and Teller Get Killed (1989)
  • Magic Man (2009)
  • The Great Magician (2011)
  • Presto (2008)
  • The Magician (1958)
  • Death Defying Acts (2007)
  • The Wizard of Gore (1970)
  • Eternally Yours (1939)

                                                                               – Amit Kalantri (Magician and Mentalist)

Ten skills magician needs other than ‘sleight of hand’

Amit Kalantri mentalist

  • Showmanship
  • Storytelling
  • Acting
  • Humour
  • Public Speaking
  • Adaptability
  • Astuteness
  • Misdirection
  • Multitasking
  • Promptness

-Amit Kalantri (Magician and Mentalist)

Top 10 magic quotes for magicians

1) “No matter how many times audience has already applauded, the sound of their applause will get louder with the better quality of your magic effect.” – Amit Kalantri

2)  “A bad magician never gets good props.” – Amit Kalantri

3) “A magician with decreasing practice will give defective performance.” – Amit Kalantri

4) “As a general rule, in the world of magic, the most successful magician is the one who has enough patience to keep the secrets of his original magic effects.” – Amit Kalantri

5) “Give royal treatment to your original magic effects, because one of the effects might make you the king of magic.” – Amit Kalantri

6) “In the art of magic be quick of sleight and slow of climax.” – Amit Kalantri

7) “A magician reveals himself not only by the magic he presents but also by the respect and entertainment he gives to his audience.” – Amit Kalantri

8) “First rate magician perform first rate magic effects, second rate magician performs third rate magic effects.” – Amit Kalantri

9) “A Magician must be the best storyteller in the world.” – Amit Kalantri

10) “A magician must always value his magic effects more than himself, because after few years audience may not remember his name but they will remember his magic effect.” – Amit Kalantri

– By Amit Kalantri

Top 10 magic quotes about philosophy of magic

1) “Magic is not just for the entertainment, but to inspire people to be creative enough with their lives.” – Amit Kalantri

2) “Magic is a very beautiful mystery. Even the ages old magic effects still surprises the most modern men.” – Amit Kalantri

3) “A great piece of music make people to close their eyes but a great magic effect make their eyes wide open.” – Amit Kalantri

4) “Magic is the stunning art of surprising your audience, so that nothing else surprises them.” – Amit Kalantri

5)  “A great magician is not more magical than other magicians; he is just more magical in his presentation.” – Amit Kalantri

6) “Magic is the most interesting art because people not necessarily want to learn to paint after they see a great painting, but they want to learn magic after they see a great magic effect.” – Amit Kalantri

7) “A great magician is as divine as God and his stage is as majestic as the paradise.” – Amit Kalantri

8) “If you are really bored with life, just meet a decent magician and have a close up magic show, he will restore inspiration in your life.” – Amit Kalantri

9) “Think like a magician, present like a magician and perform like a magician.” – Amit Kalantri

10)  “The genius of a great magician is as impressive as the genius of a great scientist.” – Amit Kalantri

By Amit Kalantri