Leprechaun Trap for St. Patty’s Day

Last week Evie came home from school with a homework assignment from her wonderful pre-school teachers: build a leprechaun trap. Chris had to work late every night last week, so the leprechaun trap gave the kids and I something fun to work on after dinner. I had never heard of a leprechaun trap before, but this project was a wonderful diversion from the norm.  We had so much fun!

For Evie’s leprechaun trap, we attached paper to a round oatmeal container, and Evie decorated it with rainbows and shamrocks and pots of gold.  We then nestled a golden pouf inside to serve as bait for the sneaky little Irishman. When he walked through the door we cut into the top, he’d get stuck on a strip of tape we pressed into it! Ha ha!

Of course Mack wanted in on all the fun, so he made a trap, too.  He thought shiny coins would attract the leprechaun, so we taped four pennies to the bottom of his canister.

The kids were so happy to work on a fun new craft project.  Much to my delight, lately they’ve been fighting less and working together more, and activities like this give them a chance to encourage and motivate each other.  Its fun to watch them play so nicely!

While we worked on the traps, sweet little Vivian moseyed around the kitchen alternating between crawling and taking baby steps.  Such a sweet girl!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!


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