Today we are doing money tricks! What are money tricks? It’s a magic trick using money! This magic trick is sure to amaze your friends, family, and kids. Kids of all ages, and even adults, will get a kick out of this super awesome money trick. All you need is two different bills and a bit of magic! Anyone can do this this money trick, it’s that simple. But simple doesn’t mean boring, this money trick is cool.

Money Tricks- 1 dollar and 10 dollar rolled on metal table with magic icons at the top- kids activities blog
Let’s do money tricks.

Magic Tricks

Magic tricks are fun for everyone. Kids especially love trying to play magic tricks on others. Unfortunately, many magic tricks require quick reflexes, palming of cards, or sleight of hand which are hard for little ones to master.

Money Tricks for Kids: Money roll over- 1 dollar and 10 dollar overlapping on glass table- kids activities blog
This is such an easy magic trick to do.

But there are some easy magic tricks out there that even young children can perform.   This Money Roll Over trick is the perfect example of this! It is super easy to do and no fancy moves are required.

Supplies Needed For This Money Trick

You’ll need 2 bills of different denominations.

We used:

  • 1 Dollar Bill
  • 10 Dollar Bills

How To Do This Magic Money Trick

Step 1

Money Tricks- Step 1- My son started with a $10 bill which he placed on the table right in front of him.- kids activities blog
Start with a bill in front of you.

My son started with a $10 bill which he placed on the table right in front of him.

Step 2

Money Tricks- Step 2- Next, he placed the other bill perpendicular to the first bill. He made sure to line up the side of the top bill with the bottom of the first bill.- kids activities blog
Place the other bill perpendicular to the first bill.

Next, he placed the other bill perpendicular to the first bill. He made sure to line up the side of the top bill with the bottom of the first bill.

Step 3

Money Tricks- Step 3- Then starting from the bottom, he rolled the two bills up.- kids activities blog
Start from the bottom when you roll up the two bills.

Then starting from the bottom, he rolled the two bills up. This may actually be the trickiest part of the whole magic trick!

ABRACADABRA and poof!

Money tricks- unroll the money- kids activities blog
Unroll the money!

He unrolled the bills and *magically* the two bills had switched positions in the roll over with the first bill being on top of the second bill!

How Does This Money Trick Work?

How in the world did that happen? There is really no magic to this trick at all which is what makes it so wonderful for little kids. Try it out for yourself a few times and you’ll see. The way you naturally unroll the bills actually flips the bills in the process.

With a trick like this, anyone could be a magician!

Note: This trick was found in the book Tricks with Dollar Bills: Another Way to Make Your Money Disappear by Robert Mandelberg, page 66.

Simple Money Trick For Kids

unrolling money

Love magic tricks? Then try this simple money trick! Kids of all ages will be able to do this sleight of hand trick!

Materials

  • 1 Dollar Bill
  • 5 or 10 Dollar Bill

Instructions

  1. Start with the larger denomination bill placed in front of you.
  2. Place the other bill perpendicular to the first bill.
  3. Starting from the bottom, roll the two bills up.
  4. Unroll the bills and see that the two bills changed position.

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Did you try this money trick? Did it work?



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  1. Ooh what fun! I used to LOVE magic tricks a kid. What a great idea to explore these here and look forward to showing my son these.

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy & Alissa