Legend has it, in Ireland, that if fairies are seen by humans a little bit of their magic will disappear. So as they dance in the moonlight hours, they have the leprechauns blow down dandelion puffs at frequent intervals to tell them how many hours they have left until dawn. The number of seeds left after 3 hard blows is said to tell the hour of the day.
Obviously, we had to try this out! One blow didn’t get us too far!
The second one was better.
And this is what we had after the 5th…… (it took a few more to get even close to the hours in a day).
We ended up with 8 seeds, our clock said 1:00, so this was a fail, but it was fun to try! Try it and see if you can come close to the time.