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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Making & Setting A Leprechaun Trap for St. Patrick's Day

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For the past 2 years on St. Patrick's Day, pesky leprechauns have caused quite a mess in our house. They seem to specifically target 
the Lil Divas room! (I wonder why?!) 

This year, the Lil Divas are determined to stop them. 
In order to accomplish this they have brainstormed, designed 
and built their very 1st 
Leprechaun Trap

We used a cardboard box for our trap.
You can use whatever you have handy. 
Brainstorm with your kids and let them come up with an idea.
It was so much fun to see them thinking things through 
and decide what would work and what wouldn't. 

Below, I will share how we made our trap.

Step 1. Cut a small hole into top of box near the middle.
I did this part as it required a knife.

Step 2. Cover box with blue tissue paper.
The Lil divas' idea was to make it look like the sky.

Step 3. Make a Paper Plate Rainbow. 
(leave about 1/3 of the paint uncovered)
We used stickers but you can use whatever you have handy.
Some ideas - pipe cleaners, string, pom pom balls, tissue paper,
paint, construction paper, markers, crayons, etc...

Step 4.  Using the bottom 1/3 of the plate as your base,
attach the plate to the top of your box near the hole.

Step 5. Add cotton ball clouds

Step 6. Decorate

Step 7. Using a small piece of a TP roll we made a pot of gold
by painting it black and adding construction paper to the bottom.

Step 8. Add gold coins. Make sure to make it enticing!

Step 9. Place on the floor in an obvious place 
& wait for those pesky leprechauns to show up!

Books We Read:

Good luck catching yourself a leprechaun!
Did you know that if you catch one they have to
grant you 3 wishes! What would you wish for?



  1. That is very cute but might I ask a personal question. What do you do with all the gorgeous and fun things you make? My girls want to keep EVERYTHING they make so I confess I think twice about making things like this these days, simply because of storage. Any ideas from anyone would be gratefully accepted, as am running out of room ... lol

  2. take a picture & make a book of all the kids projects. don't forget their name & date it was made!!


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