Every March we have an excuse for creating a special magical
setting for a golden Miser's Dream. You are not limited to March,
but if you need something special for St. Patrick's Day themes,
this may hit the spot!
The Irish legend is told that at the end of the rainbow, the
Leprechaun hide their magic cauldrons filled with Leprechaun
gold. So saying, you magically produce a mist-filled black
cauldron with rainbow lights playing on the mist from inside the
cauldron (electricity required for that part of the effect!).
Now the Magician or Wizard begins to perform a Miser's Dream,
using golden coins (real, painted, or plastic). Coin after coin
appears at his fingertips and is dropped clanking into the
Continuing with the legend of Leprechaun Gold, the Magician
or Wizard tells the audience that it was believed you could hang
onto the Leprechaun and his gold as long as you looked directly
at him and did not look away. The moment you stopped looking at
the Leprechaun or his gold, he would disappear and his gold along
with him. Since you don't have an actual Leprechaun present you
can demonstrate this with just the gold. Keep your eye on the
gold... oh, too late! It's gone!
As for the gold you've been dropping into the Cauldron, since
no one has been keeping an eye on it, it, too is gone, but in its
place the Leprechaun have left some (wrapped) candy for the
kiddies. Keep your eye on the candy, or it, too, will disappear.