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Celebrations: Ideas to Make a Leprechaun Trap

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If your house is like mine, your child will come up to you Sunday night and let you know they need to make a leprechaun trap to take to school on Monday. Don't worry, this article has ideas for quick leprechaun traps to make with materials found around the house. But the bigger questions is 'Why?' Why do we make these contraptions at 8:00 at night? If you manage to catch the pesky leprechaun, it will be more than worth all the effort to receive the pot of gold.

  • Wired.com possibly has the most creative trap. If you have spare boots, gold spray paint, a slinky, and cardboard you're set.
  • Spoonful.com has a trap made out of an oatmeal container and construction paper. Spoonful.com also has more ideas here using recycled cans, construction paper, Legos, plain cardboard boxes and pennies.
  • Polka-dotted Teacher is a blog written by a teacher whose students had great ideas for making traps out of paper, boxes, strings and containers.
  • Instructables.com has one made of green gift bows, St. Patrick's Day garland and a gold gift box.
  • Club Chica Circle has an idea using giant craft popcicle sticks colored in shades of the rainbow.
  • Modern Parents uses a tissue box, chalkboard paint and Legos.

Good luck leprechaun trapping. May this year's St. Patrick's Day bring you and your children the luck of the Irish.

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