Magic Wallet Trick: Fun April Fools’ Activity For Kids

Is your child too young to study at Hogwarts? Then we have a secret trick that will make up for it! It’s always good to keep a few tricks up your sleeve, don’t you think? (or even a bunny rabbit in a hat!). And isn’t April 1st the perfect day to fool someone? Here’s a magic wallet trick where money appears, disappears, and reappears magically- at your calling! Pssst… No wands required!

This activity will:

  • Teach your child a magic trick
  • Boost his/her curiosity
  • Keep him/her away from TV/Smartphone

 
Materials:
  1. Coloured paper
  2. Small cardboard pieces
  3. A pair of scissors
  4. Tape
  5. Currency notes
Instructions for Magic Wallet Trick:
  1. Take two cardboard pieces of same colour and size.
  2. Cut four strips of coloured paper in the same length.
  3. Place two strips as a cross on a cardboard piece.
  4. Place the second cardboard piece at the end of the cross.
  5. Tape the strip ends to the cardboard piece.
  6. Flip the cardboard piece and stick two strips on either side.
  7. Fold the ends on one side and stick it.
  8. Slide the other ends below the other cardboard piece and stick it.
  9. Slide a rupee note into the strip and close the wallet.
  10. Flip it open from the other side! Has the note shifted sides? How did that happen?

Abracadabra!

Wasn’t that a an interesting activity? Was your child able to decipher why it happened? 

90% of a child’s permanent foundation for brain development occurs in the early years according to Rauch Foundation. An overuse of gadgets can only stunt this growth and cause a negative impact on the child’s overall development.
If your child is spending more time swiping and scrolling, instead of interaction with the real world, you need to act before it’s too late.
Find out if your child is being meaningfully and positively engaged by taking this simple quiz.

Gayathri breathes Harry Potter as much as she breathes air. Yes, a hardcore Potterhead! She loves to play with words, write goofy and humorous articles, dabble in art & craft activities, and crack terrible jokes. Having worked as a copywriter with an ad agency, she is currently a content writer at Flintobox!

3 Comments

  • Manish

    May 3, 2016 - 12:27 am

    I remember I was doing this with my grandpa’s empty cigarette boxes, remembering my childhood.

  • Priya

    April 1, 2016 - 10:28 am

    I have been seeing most of the activities uploaded on your site and have tried a few with my child but this one is simply fabulous! Very interesting and easy to make! Thanks for sharing

    • Sumitra

      April 1, 2016 - 3:05 pm

      Hi Priya, thanks for your wonderful feedback! =)

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