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Carving Folk Toys & Tricks

Course Overview

Calling all tricksters! Drive your friends & family crazy (and have fun!) with these deceptively simple folk toys & riddles you can make: the magical whimmy diddle, the mind bending button hole puzzle, and the musical bullroarer. These easy tricks and toys will keep the young and old occupied for hours trying to decipher the code, but are relatively easy to construct using simple materials and tools. After some initial exploration of folk toys, everyone will construct and learn to use the gee haw whimmy diddle. Students will then make a second project of their choice during class: perhaps a deceptively simple button hole puzzle, a buzz saw or a bull roarer. There’s a great variety of simple toys and noisemakers that can be whipped up in minutes around a campfire or stuffed into trick or treat bags & stockings. Rest assured, you’ll leave with a pocket full of tricks and the know-how to wield them!

Course Details

Length: 1 Day