I've seen many leprechaun traps, but most recently I saw it over at Creekside Learning. The boys and I decided to try to catch us a wee little leprechaun on St. Patrick's Day. They were very, very, very excited at the prospect of having our very own leprechaun to catch and release.
|Painting some pennies gold to try to trick the leprechaun.|
We covered a shoe box with green construction paper and added some fun things as "bait". Then we put it by the front door as we went to bed.
The boys awoke with much excitement on St. Patrick's Day! They were very nervous to check the box to see if we had a little green leprechaun. But, alas, we did not. He left a note saying that we couldn't catch him, but he did leave some yummy chocolate gold coins for the boys... and a LOT of mischief! Toys were on the ceiling fan, chairs were on tables and there was even green pee in the potty!! (The boys loved that!) He took our shamrock decorations off our year-round-tree and hung them all over the house!
We had quite a fun time with this! And that little Peevish McMurphy... well, we will try again next year!