What kid doesn’t love a good magic spell? When my girls were tiny, theirs went something like this, “magic magic magic wand, turn Dada into a donkey!” “A” would then coolly activate his “donkey block” and deflect this unfortunate hex. This was way back in their days of fairies and the like, long before the serious business of magic, spells, and sorcery in general. Long before THE wands.
Magic mania (similar to the mustache craze, and the spy phase) hit our home when girl #1 began reading the Harry Potter series. After she finishes each book, we get the movie and watch it together. To say the girls are inspired would be an understatement. It is all magic, all the time, and serious magicians, wizards, witches, and sorcerers need serious wands, right?
So “A” fired up the lathe and turned a few real wands for them. What a hit they were! There were soon orders from the neighbors and friends and he was cranking them out and giving them away, with the condition that the recipient would only use the wand’s power for good.
If you happen to know a budding wizard or magician, you are in luck, because the resident woodworker went wand crazy, made a whole collection of them, and listed them in his shop, Thank Trees.
Made with one-piece solid construction, these wands are sturdy. They are finished with non-toxic, food safe beeswax and mineral oil, and each one is unique, ensuring that no spells will get crossed with any others. You can see the wand pictured above, and the rest of them, here.
Warning: all adults are advised to educate themselves in advanced spell blocking before purchasing a wand for a child. We don’t want somebody being turned into, say, a donkey, on our conscience.