With an extra-long weekend, the arrival of warm weather and copious amounts of chocolate, Easter’s a pretty good time of year! But, here at Occasions for all Children, we think every holiday event can be improved with a little bit of magic. This is why we’ve put together a list of 5 Easter magic tricks to add a little ‘wow’ to your weekend!
Colour Changing Eggs
For a simple yet mesmerising trick, paint the shells of hard-boiled eggs in thermo-chromic paint. It may not be that incredible for us adults, but they still make good Easter decorations and kids will be amazed and thoroughly entertained by these colour changing eggs! You may even be able to catch a five-minute rest if they’re distracted enough, which is always a bonus on a long weekend.
For any of you tricksters out there, listen up – this one’s for you! For this Easter magic trick, you’ll need a large gift bag, a scarf, one small Easter egg and one large one. Place the large egg in the gift bag, putting the scarf on top. You can now trick the recipient into thinking you haven’t got them an egg by placing your hands on either side of the bag and tipping it upside down. If you’re holding the egg well enough, the scarf will fall out but not the egg, making them believe there’s nothing in the bag. Then, place the small egg in, wave your scarf around for that magical effect, and pull out their real, giant egg!
Be warned that only adults should be performing this trick and caution is advised. Using tongs, hold your egg over a flame until the whole shell turns completely black. Then, place the egg in a bowl of cold water and watch it turn silver! Science at its best.
The Infinite Chocolate Magic Trick
If you’ve been gifted a big bar of chocolate over Easter, here’s an interesting trick you can do with it to wow your friends and family. You can watch how to do it in this video as it’s kind of hard to explain but, basically, you’ll be removing one piece of chocolate from your bar and re-arranging the rest. With one piece removed, there should be an empty space, right? Yet, the bar appears to have exactly the same number of squares! We’re still struggling to get our heads around it if we’re honest…
Rabbit in the Hat
Nothing says Easter like a little bunny rabbit, so of course the famous ‘pulling a rabbit out of a hat’ trick has to be on our list! This has been a long-time favourite in the world of illusions and magic tricks and there’s no better time for it than at Easter. Now, this isn’t one you can necessarily do yourself and we do advise that only professionals perform magic tricks with live animals, so it may be worth hiring a magician if you want these kind of tricks.