{simple} Magic Trick for Kids

One of the items on our Summer Checklist is "learn a new joke or magic trick".  Magic tricks can be tough for little ones, but this one is really simple and lots of fun.  (It is based on one I found at HowDoesShe.com.)

Here's how my boys used "magic words" to turn clear liquid into a colorful magic potion.

Step 1 - Put a couple drops of food coloring onto spoons.
Step 2 - Cover the food coloring with baking soda.
Step 3 - Fill glasses (half full) of vinegar.
Step 4 - While saying magic words, stir the baking soda into the vinegar.

The kids will love watching the clear liquid turn into a colorful and foamy fountain.

Do you think your little ones would love fooling friends with this simple magic trick?

Gina (aka East Coast Mommy)


  1. So fun! Can't wait to try it. I think I may have to do some magic to my kids before I show them how. They will LOVE it! Thanks! Pinning. :)

  2. Learning to do mentalism effects and magic tricks can be one of the most grindingly tedious experiences you will ever have.

    But if you have to spend literally a thousand hours practicing (and another thousand hours sorting through lame YouTube videos posted by 11 year old preteens) to get good, is it really worth it?

    Fortunately, I came across a simple way to start impressing friends and family with mentalism effects and magic tricks right away (instead of six months from now).

    If anyone's interested, this is what helped me:



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