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. [...]

Best of Spangler Science 2009

It's been quite a year for us at Steve Spangler Science... in fact, when the year starts out with 50 off your closest friends helping you wish Ellen DeGeneres a Happy Birthday, you know big things are in store.  Whether we were letting fans ride on the infamous Bed of Nails at NAEYC 2009 or launching trash cans with a police [...]

It Turned Green! Cool Science Tricks for St. Patrick's Day

We never miss an opportunity to teach a little science... even on St. Patrick's Day. From Leprechaun traps, to green water, to Leprechaun eggs, we know how to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Spangler Science offices... and trust that none of us will ever forget the day the toilet and faucet water turned green. Sometimes your creativity spikes and you [...]

St. Patrick's Day Science – Green Instant Snow

Since everything else is green on St. Patrick's Day, why shouldn't the snow be green, too? Watch the video to learn how to dye your Instant Snow... You'll need some Instant Snow powder, a few plastic cups, green food coloring and a stirring stick. Place 20-30 drops of green food coloring in an empty cup and add about a tablespoon (about 10 [...]