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The Babushka of Baba Yaga

by Wiz Kid Qua-Fiki

Combined with the Sefalaljia magic of Stewart James, Paul Curry, Elizabeth Warlock, Jim Gerrish and Professor Spellbinder (and probably others as well), Wiz Kid Qua-Fiki weaves a tale of the magic Babushka headscarf that is filled with the spirit of the Russian witch and fortune teller, Baba Yaga. OK, so the truth is, he has turned Sefalaljia into a tablehopping routine that uses a simple men's handkerchief (the Babushka) to perform a complete ten minute (or so) show at each stop.

Qua-Fiki came up with a new examinable variation of the "Haunted Hank", adds a "Haunted Spoon," Knotted Rope, Linking Ropes, Finger Ring and Rope, and ends with the ring vanishing and reappearing inside a set of nested Babushka Dolls.

Sample Routine:

1. The Haunted Hank
2. Spoon See-saw
3. Knots on Rope
4. Red and White Ropes Linking
5. Ring off and on rope
6. Ring to Nesting (Babushka) Dolls

To make it "tablehoppable", it needs to be easy to reset before you reach the next table, and Qua-Fiki describes various ways to accomplish that.

Yes there is some construction involved, but no sewing! Mostly cutting with scissors and gluing, if you can consider that construction. Also some wire bending and twisting. Oh, yes, and you have to be a magician with some sleight of hand skills, but nothing fancy.

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