Ahead of World Book Day tomorrow, my son and I were chatting about who he’d like to dress up as because his school is granting a non uniform day to allow the kids to go as their favourite book character! Even though my son has never read (or watched) any Harry Potter, he liked the idea of going as a wizard! Maybe this will be the start of an interest in those books – I have a Harry Potter book on the bookshelf which I may encourage him to look at!
Children do tend to love magic and magicians – the sense of awe and wonder. To them, magic is real! So if your child has demonstrated an affinity towards magic and showmanship, the best thing you could do is to get him or her a proper kids magic set. After all, when kids show passion or enthusiasm for anything, it’s great to follow that passion to see where it leads!
Being a magician is more than just wearing top hat and a flowing cape, and saying “Abracadabra!” Your little magician must have magic sets containing tricks of the trade that he or she can practice with. To help you and your child get started, here’s a list of the five best magic sets for kids.
• Marvin’s Magic Big Box of Tricks
Marvins magic sets have long been a favourite with budding magicians. This awesome set features 225 different tricks that can be performed by almost any child. Among the ‘tricks’ included in the set are magic cups and balls, a magician’s wand, magical deck of cards, mind reading kits, multiplying foam rabbits and illusion coins. However, like most magic sets, the kit is recommended to children aged eight and above owing to the numerous small pieces contained inside (which could be a choking hazard to younger children).
• Maths Magic – 4M Kidz Labs Children’s Creative Set
Maths Magic contains 15 logic defying puzzles and games that will leave audiences utterly astonished by your child’s mind reading ability and lightning fast calculation skill. The best part is, the tricks are repeatable so you can regularly impress the same group of friends and family.
• Fantasma Ultimate Magic Legends Magic Set
Endorsed by none other than the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the most respected magic organisation in the world, Fantasma Ultimate Magic Legends Magic Set is the biggest box of tricks in the market. The Fantasma set features over 300 different tricks which include multiplying billiard balls, money making machine, linking rings, phantom card deck, and much more. In addition, the set also includes a collapsible stage with a professional looking red velveteen flock, an instruction manual, and an instructional DVD. Your child might have to start charging fees once word spreads of his amazing show!
• Melissa & Doug Deluxe Magic Set
The highly rated toy maker is renowned for creating high quality children’s toy, and they have surpassed themselves once against with the Deluxe Magic Set. Amaze your audiences with 10 professional level tricks which include disappearing balls, a vanishing zone and a magic coin box. Melissa and Doug also offers the Magician Role Play Costume Set (sold separately), which includes an entire magician’s wardrobe (cape, hat and wand).
• Fantasma Metamorphtrix Magic Set
Also produced by Fantasma, the Metamorphtrix set provides 200 tricks to junior magicians which even include levitation tricks! As a bonus, the set also comes with a few tricks catered for smartphones and computer tablets to keep little magicians ahead of the curve!
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