Science Magic Tricks

Here at Science Sparks HQ we love a bit of magic, whether it be a memory trick, slight of hand or even science magic. These 10 easy science magic tricks are great fun and mostly super simple. The density one is a little tricky and possibly messy, but well worth the effort for the end result.

First up is the skewer through a balloon trick. Take care with this one, the skewer will be sharp and it might be worth having a few spare balloons around until you get the hang of it.

How to put a skewer through a balloon

Impress your friends with an easy leakproof bag. All you need for this one is a sealable sandwich bag and some super sharp pencils.

science magic - leakproof bag

Try removing the shell from an egg without breaking it and then try to bounce it. If the egg bounces easily try it on different surfaces to compare the difference. If after that  you still have an intact egg, try making it shrink and learn about osmosis at the same time.

Egg with no shell

Watch an egg drop magically into a jar in this fun activity using air pressure.

egg investigation

With the shell on this time, try to make an unbreakable egg.

unbreakable egg

Bored of plain white petals? Magically jazz them up with some food colouring to make these pretty flowers.

Transpiration flowers


How about making a coin pop from a bottle, be careful to stand clear!

Do you know why the coloured water isn’t mixing with the normal water? It’s a little density trick. Add lots of salt to the lower layer so the less dense water on top doesn’t mix with the lower layer.

Science density

Try to make an egg float or a lemon sink? It might be trickier than you think.

make a lemon sink


Finally, how about turning milk into glue? Or cream into butter?




Do you have any more science magic tricks for us?

easy science trickery



There are 11 comments

  1. Janette

    I think all of these experiential are so cool and captivating making me want to do some of them. I think the experiments you used are great since it’s fun and quite easy so mostly anyone can attempt making a replica of the project.

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