Great Magic Trick #2

posted on January 10, 2011 by  |  posted under Fun With Kids  |  20 Comments
A Magic Tricks They will love

great-magic-trickGreat Magic Trick #2.

If you missed #1 Great magic trick you are in luck.  I posted it a bit ago so you can be a cool magical mom!

I love doing these magic tricks because it lets me watch my squirts think and learn.

Other reasons…




and kids are already bored from all their Christmas presents!

And in the end there is the ‘coolest mom’ factor. I’ve got them tricked for a few more years.

Now I just have to figure out what will make me still cool when they are teenagers.

So on with the show…er…trick!

The magic question…how do you get the white powder on the spoons turn into colorful swirls like this?



Kind of…


Items Needed:

  • Vinegar
  • Water
  • Baking Soda
  • Spoons
  • Food Coloring
  • Clear cups
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DO this part WITHOUT the kids.  This is the secret to the magic.  Put a drop of food coloring on the spoon.


Now cover it up with baking soda.


Leaving one spoon with no color under it.  Remember this spoon!


Fill 3 of your glasses half way with water and the fourth glass with vinegar.


Then bring in the participants!  You’ll be sure to get 100% attendance.


My daughter squelled with delight when the magical powder turned yellow!


They turned them all colors but I held off on the one…until last.  It’s got to top the others.


It did!  Literally.  It topped the glass and then ran over.


OHHH fun times…when colors still easily entertain the kids and me!

A Magic Tricks They will love

Here are a bunch of other boredom busters too.  How about 17 of them! Including Great Magic Trick #1

    1. January 10th, 2011 at 5:51 am
      Jacque says:
      I saw this idea the last week on this site

      And my kids loved it! It was a hit. Just make sure you watch how much vinegar you put in, we found an inch at the bottom to be best!
      • January 11th, 2011 at 8:02 am
        Alison says:
        Oh how funny. I took these pics last summer, but just got around to posting it. That is a fun blog. Thanks for sharing!
    2. January 10th, 2011 at 7:02 am
      Michelle says:
      Another excellent idea!
    3. January 10th, 2011 at 7:16 am
      Lynn from For Love or Funny says:
      My daughter will love this!
    4. January 10th, 2011 at 7:39 am
      Jennifer Dawn says:
      Great idea! I will have to remember this for when my daughter gets a little bit older. :)
    5. January 10th, 2011 at 8:07 am
      Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect says:
      Ooooh, I love this! I'm going to do this today! (Like half the country, we have a snow day, so I imagine we'll have some extra time to fill!)
    6. January 10th, 2011 at 11:18 am
      Jen says:
      This would of come in handy a few months ago when I was teaching the scouts magic tricks! I will have to remember this one next year!
    7. January 10th, 2011 at 4:53 pm
      Sara @ Our Best Bites says:
      That's one of our faves- I actually have used it in Primary lessons several times!
    8. January 10th, 2011 at 8:14 pm
      Rachel says:
      Holy maloney - that's awesome!
    9. January 11th, 2011 at 12:23 pm
      geryn says:
      If you want to learn some Ellusionist and Penguin Magic tricks free go to, you can thank me later.
    10. January 14th, 2011 at 7:50 am
      Amy @ Positively Splendid says:
      Too stinkin' fun! My kiddos would love this, too!
    11. January 14th, 2011 at 9:54 am
      Nike@ChooseToThrive says:
      Genius. Wil-ey Coyote ... Super Genius.
    12. January 31st, 2011 at 12:19 am
      fitness girl says:
      wooohh brilliant..very excellent.
    13. October 13th, 2012 at 4:00 pm
      Vladena says:
      Great, just what I was looking for! Will be using this trick for my girl's Halloween party:)
    14. April 24th, 2015 at 1:04 pm
      Eve says:
      Did you invent the trick yourself? If not, who did it first?
      Thamk you
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