Witchcraft in Toronto: Making a Magic Wand for Halloween

I am currently in Toronto visiting friends. My friends’ daughters are beyond excited to go trick or treating on Monday. Their witch costumes are spectacular. But I noticed that there was one item missing to make the witch costumes complete:  a magic wand. So, we went on a quest to find the right stick. Surprisingly, this took us no time at all. As we walked outside I noticed a short but nice stick that seemed to have fallen from an oak tree on Cedar Ave. I took it into the kitchen and used a simple serrated knife to turn this short branch into a wand that little Audrey would love to have. I decided to carve a coil spiraling up the length of the wand. It took one minute. Once this was done I tied two stings on the wand: one became a handle and the other became the magic string that turned this simple stick into an awesome witch-crafting weapon.

Follow how little Audrey utilized my latest creation to transform her little sister into a dog… Spooky…





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Yoav Liberman

About Yoav Liberman

Yoav S. Liberman is a woodworker and a teacher. His pieces have been featured in several woodworking books, most recently in Robin Wood’s CORES Recycled. Yoav teaches woodworking at the Rudolf Steiner School in Manhattan, and also frequently guest teaches in craft schools across the country.  Between 2003 and 2011 Yoav  headed the woodworking program at Harvard University's Eliot House. Yoav’s articles have appeared in American Woodworker and Woodwork Magazine. He frequently contributes woodworking web content to a number of digital publications   Yoav has a degree in architecture and later held two competitive residency programs: at The Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, and the Windgate Foundation Fellowship at Purchase College, New York. He lives in Chestnut Ridge NY.