Leprechauns Beware: Beautiful Trap Ahead

Ann and her granddaughter shared their leprechaun trap with us earlier this week. They used our leprechaun trap as inspiration but "made it more girly." Instead of PVC pipe, they made a tree from branches with green glitter and added green Lucky Charms for leaves. The bait is also Lucky Charms Double Clover Leaf edition. When the leprechaun tries to steal [...]

Build a Trap, Catch a Leprechaun for St. Patrick’s Day

It’s St. Patrick’s Day eve. The day when children and adults alike put the finishing touches on their leprechaun traps. Catching a leprechaun is tricky business. They are very sneaky and don’t play fair, so no one has ever caught a leprechaun. Yet. My boys and I build a leprechaun trap every year to try and catch these dastardly creatures. In building a leprechaun trap, [...]

Science Secrets of Leprechauns Revealed

Next to Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day is a favorite holiday of mine. From the first year the leprechauns turned our water green, I have worked hard to uncover the secrets of the leprechauns. My crack team of Leprechaun Specialists have discovered how the sneaky little guys turn water and snow green, lay eggs and uncover hidden rainbows. The leprechaun science doesn’t end there. [...]

Leprechaun Antics Lead to a Geek Dad Honor

Is geek status now cool? I guess it depends on who you ask. But Todd Bailey at WIRED seemed to like the Leprechaun trap and the green water trick - totally freaked out my kids when they turned on the faucet and the water came out green. Read the story. Maybe I should send Geek Dad my latest weekend adventure - [...]

Leprechauns Strike Again with Green Water

I will never forget St. Patrick's Day 2006. This morning I woke to the screams of our almost four year old twins, Mark and Scott. "Daddy, wake up! Look at what those Leprechauns did," yelled Scott. I jumped out of bed to find the twins picking up green and gold coins that peppered the living room floor. Traces of gold dust [...]

How to Make the Perfect Leprechaun Trap

You can try to trap those pesky little mischief makers, but they always seem to get away. Jack, my son and leprechaun hunter, came home from school several weeks ago with a mission: create a leprechaun trap. From the very start, he wanted something that smushed the leprechaun… a kind of mouse trap for little green people without tails. I explained the smashing of [...]