Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Leprechaun Trap

Make a trap to capture a leprechaun on St. Patrick's Day!

You will need:
  • Tissue Box (Ironically enough, finding an empty tissue box during cold season is not a problem in this house!)
  • Gold paint
  • St. Patrick's Day stickers
  • Pipe cleaners (optional)
How to:
I can't take credit for this craft. My friend, Carla, had a St. Paddy's Day party and the kids made these fun traps.
  1. Paint empty tissue box gold. Let dry.
  2. Decorate with stickers.
  3. If desired, make a ladder out of pipe cleaners, so your leprechaun can be more easily enticed into the trap.
The story:
Leprechauns are notoriously clever and extremely hard to catch. However, they appreciate a good try, and are willing to leave special treats to anyone who attempts to catch them.

We had a lot of fun with this trap and I only just recently was able to sneak it into the recycle bin after telling Elliott it "tore" and my husband(?) that it was "time to let it go". We set our trap out on St. Patrick's Eve, leaving some coins around to "lure" a leprechaun into it. We were not successful in catching one, but we did find out that we do have a local leprechaun named Finnegan who left us some stickers and chocolate coins after taking the money we laid out for him. (He also turned our milk green, which Elliott refused to drink.) We will definitely be repeating this craft each year.

1 comment:

  1. We thought this idea was adorable. We shared it on our site last night.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    all the best,
    Sherry + Wendy @ Kiboomu