Catch a Leprechaun!
I had no idea how much FUN my kids would have building Leprechaun traps. The conversation going on while building them was even better!
The part I liked the best was that both the boys wanted to be sure that when the leprechaun fell through the trap hole he wouldn’t get hurt, so one put grass at the bottom to soften his fall and the other blew up a ziplock bag to act as a mattress. Priceless. One built his with an empty girl scout cookie box (green of course) and the other used legos and an old milk box. Their ideas just kept growing and growing! And best of all, they weren’t running crazy around the house all Saturday afternoon – they were intently concentrating on their leprechaun traps! Brilliant!
Here are some great links to get the idea juices flowing:
We clicked through a bunch of these images first to see what we thought would work and wouldn’t.
Geek Dad had some cool techy traps – one spent over $100.00! Crazy!
I think this one is my favorite from Steve Spangler – he went all out with green pvc pipe!
Here is Family Fun’s idea – cute.
Dot Com Women has a tutorial to make this stick trap.
Chiff.com tells how to catch a leprechaun in your garden.
Amazing Moms highlights this one – love the paper plate rainbow!
This one is easy for even very young kids, by Kaboose.