Best Magic Sets for Kids to Show Their True Talents

We all remember what is like when we were younger, when Grandpa pulled a coin out from behind your ear leaving you stunned and amazed. We all loved magic when we were growing up, and it’s still the same as adults. Street and television magicians never fail to impress, and that awe-inspiring feeling is the same for children.

Now it’s time to let your child be the star of the show. Recently, more child-friendly magic sets have been created, the tricks more mind-bending than ever before, guaranteeing to put a smile on your face, as well as leaving you breathless.

Magic sets have always been popular toys for children, but with so many to choose from, it can be hard to choose which one is best for your child. To give you a helping hand, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite magic sets that your kids will absolutely love.

With so many different tricks, it’s still hard to know which magic set is best. After all, everybody’s different. To alleviate this stress, my step-by-step buying guide to children’s magic sets will give you all the information you need to know to make the best purchasing decision possible.

My Definitive List of Child-Friendly Magic Sets for Your Children to Steal the Show

To give you an idea of what some of the best magic sets on the market are, here’s the list of my top five sets that your children will instantly fall in love with.

1. Jim Stott’s ‘My First Magic Kit’ for Kids

To start my list, I’ve chosen one of the best all-round magic sets that are perfect for beginners and introducing your children to the world of magic. The tricks included in this set are easy to learn and perform, and is great for showing your children the ropes.

These patented brain twisters are sure to leave you and your family in shock as your child performs tricks such as color-changing handkerchiefs, a magical coloring book, and a mystery drawer box where a flower can seemingly appear out of thin air.

Included in this set, you’ll find a custom welcome letter from Jim himself, as well as a DVD showing your children exactly how to perform the tricks inside the set. There are also extra features that will teach your children essential skills such as how to be confident on stage while performing the tricks, perfect for developing your child’s social skills too.

Suitable for children aged five and above, this is the perfect set for children that are eager to become modern-day wizards.

What's Great About It: In addition to full customer support from Jim, inside the set you’ll find exclusive access to a hidden website which contains even more tricks and tips on performing magic, as well as never before seen tricks that you can download and use to stun your friends.

2. Ideal 100-Trick Spectacular Magic Show Suitcase

One of the biggest problems with buying a child a new toy is the fact that they can become bored very quickly. However, this isn’t the case with the Ideal Magic Suitcase that contains 100 unique tricks for your child to learn, practice and perform.

All the props included in the set are made from the highest quality materials, and are highly durable, resulting in years of magical fun.

Inside the set, you’ll find a unique selection of props including a magic set of cards, a magical hat, sleeves, and pouches, so your child can incorporate everyday household items into their performances.

You’ll also find a highly interactive instructional DVD that will show your child exactly how to perform each trick to the highest standard, readying them to deliver show stopping performances to their friends and family.

Suitable for children aged 8 and above, this set includes everything your child will ever need to become the next Houdini.

What's Great About It: The leading feature of this magic set in the suitcase itself. When setting up for a magic show, the suitcase can be easily converted into a magic table, giving your child all the space they need to perform, no matter where they are.

3. Uncle Bunny Magic Kit for Kids

Suitable for children aged 6 and above, the Uncle Bunny Magic Kit is a high-quality magic set that will blow you away. The tricks included in this set are unlike anything your children will have seen before.

The set comes in a unique slide-draw box which makes organization and storage a breeze. This also allows your child to access the exact trick they want during their performances with complete ease and accessibility.

Inside, you’ll also find an interactive DVD that’s perfect for describing how to perform the tricks, as well as tips on giving the best performances.

Some of the tricks you’ll find inside this set include magically transforming coins, a self-printing picture, a blade (completely safe) that will slice through your fingers, and a collection of other props. Some of these include traditional items such as disappearing cups, ropes and handkerchiefs, as well as breathtaking props such as a sword that can penetrate glass.

What's Great About It: In addition to all these amazing child-friendly features, the best feature is just the sheer quantity of props you’ll receive in this set. Most of the props are interchangeable with one another, so your children can customize their performance, allowing them to master every trick with ease.

​4. Melissa & Doug Deluxe Solid-Wood Magic Set

As with most children’s toys, you want a product that’s built to the highest quality and is highly durable. These are the niches that the Melissa & Doug Magic Set excels at. The set comes in an outstanding wooden box, perfect for keeping all the props safe while teaching your children about the importance of being organized.

Inside, you’ll find ten traditional magic tricks that are easy to learn and provide incredibly visual results that will stun and entertain friends and family of all ages.

Inside, you will find tricks such as mind-bending prediction card sets, vanishing boxes and a variety of coin related tricks, making it easy for your child to perform no matter where they are, by using everyday household objects.

Suitable for children aged eight and above, this is an ideal for beginners and amateurs alike.

What's Great About It: The leading concept of this magic set is the selection of tricks included which are designed especially to benefit your child’s development. Upon performing the tricks, your child will learn valuable skills such as improved hand-eye coordination, increasingly developed motor skills, while boosting their confidence.

​5. Jim Stott’s Ultimate Magic Set

To conclude my list, we’re back where we started. Another outstanding magic set from the renowned worldwide magician, Jim Stott, this set is suitable for children aged ten and above, and is perfect for older children who are looking to expand on their previous magic sets, but it is also suitable for beginners.

This comprehensive kit contains everything your child will need to perform a full magic show and to get a real taste of life as a magician. Inside the kit, you’ll find a collection of tricks and props, including a unique, patented levitation system, a dedicated magic card box, a selection of mystical ropes and other props that will blow your audiences away.

As with all Jim Stott magic sets, your child will have exclusive access to the hidden website which contains many tips on performing tricks and how to put on a show confidently.

What's Great About It: Learning to perform magic tricks is all about patience, something that most children find it difficult. With this in mind, the Jim Stott Magic Set contains a highly interactive instructional DVD that calmly shows your child how to perform every trick to the best of their abilities.

Choosing the Best Magic Set for Your Little Wizard

Now that you’re aware of some of the best magic sets that are available, it’s time to choose the best one for your child. Follow my buying guide below for everything you need to know so you can make the best purchasing decision possible.

Tricks

The most important feature of the magic sets you’ll want to consider is how many tricks it will have. You may think that to introduce your child to the world of magic, you can buy an individual trick, such as a magic deck of cards. However, with the levels of imagination and the attention spans that most children have, this won’t keep them entertained for long.

When buying a magic set for your children, it’s recommended that you choose a set with at least ten tricks. This is enough for a half an hour performance, and there’s enough variety in the tricks to keep your children engaged. As with most products, the higher the price range, the more tricks are likely to be included in the set.

As you can see from my favorites list, some sets even have around 100 different tricks for a relatively low price. This can keep your child entertained for years as they explore each of the different tricks, and are more likely to find a routine that they love.

Instructions

Learning magic isn’t the easiest thing in the world. If it were, everybody would be doing it. However, even child-friendly magic tricks need to be taught, and with children, it needs to be in the easiest, most creative way possible.

With this in mind, children need to be able to learn the tricks on their own. After all, it wouldn’t be much of a trick if everybody knows how it is done.

When buying your magic set, you want to look for a comprehensive instruction manual that will detail how each trick is performed. This could be in the form of a paper manual included in the set.

Better yet, look for a magic set that comes with an interactive DVD or access to an online website. This is easily the best method for teaching your child the tricks as they can easily mimic what the instructor is telling them. Educating them in this way will help your child to learn faster, and they will find the magic set a lot more entertaining.

All-In-One Features

When you’re looking into which magic set is best for your kids, always look for a set that has everything included. Getting a new toy, such as magic set, is always an extremely exciting experience for your child, and you don’t want to ruin that experience by having to pop down to the shops to purchase some handkerchiefs or ropes.

When purchasing a set, always make sure everything is included so your child can get started straight away. This will save your child trying to learn one trick, a couple of minutes after receiving their set, and finding out they need other props. You may need some extras such as coins, but these are relatively common in most households.

Conclusion

There are so many benefits to purchasing a magic set for your child. In addition to the outstanding entertainment properties that they provide, magic sets are a fantastic way to develop your child’s motor skills and coordination.

Once your child has practiced and is ready to put on their first show, it’s also a great way to bring family and friends together for an afternoon or evening of wonder and excitement.

    Sandra Cobain
     

    Mum of two. Child psychologist. Ardent admirer of art, crafts and cooking. She is the head of content for BestForTheKids. When she's not busy crafting posts & researching about compelling content ideas, she can be spotted playing outdoors with her two adorable children.

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