St. Patrick’s Day is Tuesday! Last year was the first year the kids set Leprechaun Traps the night before to see what would happen. You can read that How to Make A Leprechaun Trap post for step-by-step instructions. But it’s really not that complicated. You just need some boxes, paper, and markers.
This was a great craft for us on one of our snow days. Other moms think I am crazy for introducing this. No, I am selfish. It took me minutes to put together the “blank slates” = covering the boxes with paper. Then the best thing ever happened. They were busy for at least an hour. Without my help!
The traps turned out fantastic. They put a lot of hard work into them this year. Everyone created notes and rainbows and ladders. It’s amazing how a pack of $1.00 pipe cleaners can be used.
Oh Henry! He asked me to a write a note down for the Leprechaun that he could copy onto his trap. He apparently gave up and/or ran out of room and just taped my words on his trap.
We’ll have to wait until Tuesday morning to see if we catch a Leprechaun! Last year we failed. However, a Leprechaun did come…and left some gifts behind on his journey. And a letter! The kids are already hoping for another box of Lucky Charms.