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the easiest channel I found on youtube is julianmather1. a lot of his tricks are for kids, but if you don’t know how to perform the trick it is still “magic” 2 years ago

Cheyenne AllenMagic

I love magic I’m trying to get in one of the beast magic college for witches and wizards I’m going to learnd how to becme the witch in side of me yell I’m a witch a baby one that mends I’m in the middle not share yet to become one 3 years ago


I was, in fact, a nerd at heart. Picked up card tricks and magic during middle school and can shuffle cards all too well, but now I’m unable to enjoy friendly card games. It was worth it, as a neat hobby. I still have a few good decks, in the back of the game room ;-) 6 years ago


m 7 years ago


I’m still going to the magic meetings and trying to learn what I can. I’ve learned a lot of tricks, mostly card tricks though. I am trying to master slight of hand lately. I bought some sponge balls and I’ve been trying to learn a routine with them. I also got balls for juggling so I have been trying that out. Plus praticing balloon animals. My father and I have decided to make Thursday’s our practice night. We need to cement our routine and get it so that it runs real smoothly. 7 years ago


my father goes to a secret magicians meeting every week and he happened to mention to them that i am learning also. so they told him to go ahead and bring me along! so far i have gone to 2 meetings and I love it! the magicians are super nice and really talented. its amazing to watch them all practicing and trying things out. hopefully i will be able to get to their level eventually. :)
my dad also had me come and assist him at his first official childrens show. I basically just helped him set up and clean up and make balloon animals for the kids. it was fun tho and i’m definitely hooked. aside from children’s shows and other stage shows, some of the guys at the meeting do table magic at a resteraunt and one of the guys does motivational workshops involving magic for schools and companies. so these are some good ideas of things i could get into myself eventually, if i really work hard and stick with this. i guess we’ll see…regardless, at the least, it is proving to be an interesting and rewarding hobby. 7 years ago


I learned a couple more card tricks. i also practiced the Elmsly Count and I do that pretty decently. then i started on some simple card flourishes. i decided to start writing down the tricks in a notebook as i learn them, so i can refer to that when needed. i bought a bookbag recently so i’ll be able to carry around lots of cards and small tricks so i can practice where-ever. I want to get those squishy balls for tricks and some silk scarves. i noticed that since my hands aren’t man sized, i can’t seem to palm a quarter. like i have big hands for a girl, but they still aren’t quite big enough. i was getting discouraged about this, but then i read how some famous magician, The Great Melini or someone, had such small hands that he had to wear women’s gloves. so there’s hope for me yet. this weekend i looked up women’s magicians too, just to see who’s out there. i only found 1 female magician in NJ. i tried to look and see like what she and other female magicians do to earn their living. a lot of them do children’s parties of course, some do corporate events like motivational speaches, trade shows, comedy routines, cruises, etc etc… sounds like a pretty awesome job to me! 7 years ago

Kristyni'm excited..

my dad is going to start doing children’s parties soon and he asked me if i wanted to be his assistant. so i’m really excited about this. i mean, i won’t be doing much but handing him his wand and whatnot, i’m sure, but i’ll get to learn the ropes. then maybe one day i can start doing my own parties. i’m also going to start buying and learning, little by little, children and adult tricks. he also does balloon animals, so maybe i can learn that too. plus i always wanted to learn to juggle so i got a kit for that which has an instructional dvd. shit, i should go get a unicycle too, hahaha… 7 years ago

Kristynmy dad's a wizard

My dad is an apprentice magician and he’s given me the bug to learn as well. I also find it an interesting challenge cos there doesnt seem to be many female magicians. I bought a book on tricks and I’ve taught myself a few things. When my dad unveils new tricks, I have him teach me them as well. My only problem is that I don’t have any outlet to show off new tricks and thereby practice them. My dad is a barber, specializing in kids, so he does tricks all the time to calm the kids down. I sit in a cubicle by myself all day. So I tend to forget a trick once I’ve learned it. I’m going to have to find a way to keep sharp. 7 years ago


Tried the trick again, worked once more, this time on my buddy. That’s 2 for 2. 7 years ago

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