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Learn magic with Abracademy Review and Giveaway

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When I was a child, I always wanted to learn magic. But didn’t everyone? As you become old enough to stop believing in the tooth fairy and Harry Potter, the desire to replace those things with real magic is overwhelming.

I had a couple of little magic sets over the years but never really got to grips with it. The instructions were a bit complicated or the tricks weren’t up to much and I lost interest. Fast forward 30 years and an email turned up in my inbox asking if I’d like to learn magic. And I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure. Would it be a repeat of the disappointing magic tricks of my childhood? I was willing to find out.

Learn magic with Abracademy

Abracademy is a brand new way to learn magic. It combines traditional magic tricks and performance methods with the new technology that is now available. Instead of buying a magic kit with a dry, complicated instruction book, you sign up to a magic course. The course is taught via videos on the Abracademy website and your magic kit is posted to you to make sure you have everything you need.

Learn basic tricks with Abracademy Instant Magician

The Instant Magician course is the perfect hook to get you interested in learning magic. It is aimed at people aged 8 years and over, but the tricks are so simple and effective that even my little ones can learn magic to impress their friends. Better still, it is priced at just £15 for the magic kit and access to the online course.

There are three tricks in this kit. You will learn to turn one large dice into eight small dice, levitate small objects such as a matchstick and seamlessly mend a rope that you’ve cut in half.

The dice trick is so simple that Lia has mastered it at just two years old. And what’s more, it’s so effective that when she showed it to her dad, he had no idea how she did it!

Abracademy dice magic trick - large dice
Abracademy dice magic trick - small dice

The rope trick is equally simple but does require a little bit more force, so I’ve taught this one to Libby who is four years old. She got her dad to test the rope and thread it through her rope cutter. She then cut the rope and showed him the two pieces. She then asked him to hold one end of the rope, while she performed magic to put it back together. And voila, he was able to remove the whole rope.

Abracademy rope magic trick - unbroken rope
Abracademy rope magic trick - unbroken rope in black case
broken rope in black case - part of a magic trick

The final trick is one that is a bit too delicate for tiny people and I can see why it is aimed at people over eight years old. This is my favourite one because I showed it to everybody and until my husband watched the video, he had no idea how I was doing it. I haven’t showed the children how this one is done and they’re young enough just to accept it for what it is – magic.

Match hovering above a playing card

Learn to work the audience with Abracademy Storytellers

When you learn magic, it’s not just about the tricks themselves. One of the most important aspects is the way you perform them. The tricks in the Storytellers course are a little bit more challenging than those in the Instant Magician course.

The first trick you learn is how to make money disappear through an invisible trapdoor. This is pretty amazing because the money actually disappears from the hand of an audience member. My husband did this trick on a couple of his friends and they literally had no idea how he was doing it.

hand holding four 10p coins on the palm
Hand holding several playing cards
Abracademy card and coin magic trick - cards on top of a glass containing a 10p coin

Another trick that involves a member of the audience is the molten coin. The chosen individual will bend a 10p coin with the power of their mind. Also on this course, you learn to put a pen through a bank note and restore it to perfect condition afterwards. You also learn a card trick, where a little man on the pack itself can find and display the card chosen by a bystander.

This whole course revolves around the delivery of the tricks and stories. So as well as learning how it’s done, there are several videos about delivery and how you make it believable.

Learn magic using everyday objects with Visual Magic

The longest course available from Abracademy is Visual Magic. For this one, you don’t receive a magic kit because no props are needed – you use everyday objects around the home. In fact, you learn to make everyday objects vanish and reappear.

As an adult, this course is my favourite because it takes a lot of hard work but once you’ve mastered it, you can do magic anywhere. I haven’t mastered any of these techniques yet, but I’m hoping to do so by Christmas. How amazing will it be to learn magic well enough to unexpectedly entertain my family over Christmas?

Sadly, I’m not allowed to reveal how any of the magic is done, so I can’t tell you too much about the Visual Magic course. But it’s safe to say if you’re looking to learn some real magic that will impress everyone you meet, this is the course for you.

A few magic tricks that we’ve learnt!

The girls have both been practising their magic, and I teamed up with my husband to show you the final trick in this video. Please bear in mind that the tricks are designed for people aged over eight years old. My girls did their very best but they’re quite little, so older children and adults will put on a much better show!

If you would like to learn magic with Abracademy, you can use the code TOPHAT on the Abracademy website for a 10% discount on any course.

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  1. Leila Benhamida
    December 3, 2016 / 11:15 pm

    Put an item in a bottle will be quite awesome as I will love to impress my family and friends.

  2. Lynsey Buchanan
    December 4, 2016 / 3:37 am

    walking on water

  3. December 4, 2016 / 6:29 am

    Your a magician!!! This is so cool. That coin trick at the end was amazing. I love your girls in their Christmas pud hats x

  4. Hayley F
    December 4, 2016 / 9:03 am

    i would love to learn how to make people disappear x

  5. Jennifer Haden
    December 4, 2016 / 9:42 am

    I’d love to be able to make a coin vanish, believably! 🙂

  6. Maggie Coates
    December 4, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    I would like to learn to do some close up magic tricks, with coins, cards etc.

    December 4, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    I would love to make more money from using one note

  8. Laura Pritchard
    December 4, 2016 / 4:56 pm

    The disappearing bird in a cage trick – I saw it done masterfully in Las Vegas and was really impressed.

  9. December 4, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    Ha ha! Love that video! The girls tricks are great and how cool is that trapdoor trick! I love magic, I was a little magician as a child and loved this type of thing. 🙂 x

  10. December 4, 2016 / 10:35 pm

    Love the video with your girls doing their magic trips. I’d quite like to learn how to do that trapdoor trick 🙂

  11. Amy Ripley
    December 5, 2016 / 2:23 am

    Eating Fire!!

  12. Margaret Gallagher
    December 8, 2016 / 10:14 am

    How to make money appear behind my ear -fun to show my nephew as he loves magic

  13. Jodie A Harvey
    December 14, 2016 / 9:24 am

    I would love to learn how to disappear

  14. claire woods
    December 17, 2016 / 7:06 pm

    o make everyday objects vanish and reappear because this would amaze my son the most.

  15. Richard Tyler
    December 20, 2016 / 2:05 am

    Walk on water

  16. Kerry Locke
    December 20, 2016 / 5:38 pm

    How to disappear in a puff of smoke

  17. Sarah Parker
    December 31, 2016 / 7:50 am

    saw a woman in half!

  18. January 1, 2017 / 12:42 am

    has to be sawing someone in half 😀

  19. Emma Fox
    January 1, 2017 / 9:47 am

    I once saw an illusionist make a car disappear on stage in Las Vegas – would love to know how he did that 🙂

  20. Shannon Mostert
    January 1, 2017 / 10:48 am

    Cards tricks would be awesome and a cool party trick!

  21. Kim Neville
    January 1, 2017 / 11:53 am

    When someone disappears from box and another appears instead

  22. Heather Tinkler
    January 1, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    The pulling a rabbit from a hat trick

  23. Leanne Bell
    January 1, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    I’d love to be able to make myself invisible or atleast make the washing up disappear x

    January 1, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    I would love to know how to walk through glass.

  25. Matthew Fuller
    January 1, 2017 / 4:57 pm

    To levitate and fly….thanks for the chance too!

  26. Victoria Thurgood
    January 1, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    a good card trick

  27. stacey kavanah
    January 1, 2017 / 7:33 pm

    i love watching card tricks so any card trick would be great

  28. Petra Hora
    January 1, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    I would give health to everybody.

  29. Natalie Crossan
    January 1, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    I’d like to learn how to disappear x

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