Leprechaun Tricks

'Lil mischief, family fun, and "Parties We Have Held"

Chasing Rainbows

Everyone knows Leprechauns love rainbows. That’s where they hide their gold. Hide some golden coins in Rainbow Rocks for your child to discover on St. Patrick’s Day.  All you need … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Irish Soda Bread, Two Ways

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here. We made our favorite Irish Soda bread recipe, tried a new recipe, and had fun with the resulting taste test. The best part? The … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Leprechaun Tricks, 2014

March, 2014. Our 5th year trying to catch the leprechauns. Actually, we’re kind of over the whole trap thing. We knew they were back when we found a new colorful … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Leprechaun Traps, 2012

The 2012 St. Patrick’s Day season was very involved. I ended up with over 160 images, which is  why I ended up writing an ebook about it. It was too … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Leprechaun Tricks, 2013

Welcome to the 2013 version of Leprechaun mischief. By now, if you know us, you know we are big fans of St. Patrick’s Day. This is our fourth year of … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 4 Comments

Leprechaun Tricks, 2011

It was that time of year again. Nearly March. Leprechaun season.One the last day of February, Isabella decided to make a leprechaun trap. Her plans…. and the first attempt. And … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Leprechaun Tricks, 2010

Each year the Irish in us comes out. Big time. In March of 2010, Isabella and Luca put their Irish roots to good work. They almost caught a leprechaun. A … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Our St. Patrick’s Day eBooks!

Yipee! Our ebooks for ipads are now available in iTunes.  Go to the iTunes store and search for “Aucello.” Want to learn about leprechaun traps and tricks? Check out our … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 4 Comments

Elf on the Shelf, 2014

Our Elf on the Shelf days have begun again!

November 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Elf on the Shelf, 2013

It’s that time of year again! Jack and Julia appeared on Thanksgiving morning, right on schedule. They had the remote in hand and a list of things to look for … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pint-Sized Piñatas

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Create festive, individual piñatas that can be used as decorations, or colorful treat holders for partygoers big and small. Materials: Colorful tissue paper Curling ribbon Toilet … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sock Bunnies

We’ve got the perfect Easter décor solution using orphaned socks; so don’t throw those mate-less toe warmers away! Have the kids dig through their sock drawer, so you can whip … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Easter Bunny Buns

Use your favorite bread dough recipe or pick some up from the grocery store. With a few twists and sprinkles, you and your child can make Easter Bunny Rolls for … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

DIY Cinco de Mayo Maracas

Wondering what to do with all of those left over plastic Easter eggs? With a few simple materials, your child can transform them into festive maracas. Perfect for a Cinco … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Despicably Adorable Minion Easter Egg Treats

The Aucellos have not had enough of these adorable guys. We saw some Minion Easter eggs on Pinterest and had to give them a try. We also found some cute … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Valentine’s Day Lunch Ideas

Surprise your child with one of these lovable Valentine’s Day ideas for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Short on time? Invite the kids to help. They can even make their own … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Minion Valentine

Who doesn’t love the cute little Minions from Despicable Me? Here’s a Valentine idea suitable for girls and boys of all ages. Materials: Milano-brand cookies Powdered sugar Milk Blue food … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Make Your Own Snowmen

This activity is perfect for  vacation days in December. Spread a blanket outside and give the kids their own bank of “snow.” Materials: One 16 oz. box of cornstarch 1 … Continue reading

December 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Christmas Wish List Ornament

Here’s a cute way to capture a moment in time. Your child’s Christmas Wish List in his own handwriting is a priceless keepsake. Make one this year, and next year, … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wrapped Signature Ornament

Capture your child’s signature and make it into an ornament to hang for years to come.     Here’s a craft for the older kids. Have them use their very … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

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