When my kids were in Kindergarten they heard a rumor that Leprechaun come out the night before St. Patrick’s Day and get into all kinds of mischief. Leprechauns turn out milk green, leave footprints all over the house and leave rainbow streamers all lover.
My kids love coming up with ways to catch those sneaky Leprechauns. The rumor is that if you catch a Leprechaun, they have to tell you where the pot of gold is!
Here are 10 Ways to Catch a Leprechaun! Your kids will love making these traps. Check them out after the jump!!
St. Pat’s Leprechaun Hat Trap 1 of 10Here's a great idea that you can make using stuff you can find around the house ... even some sticks you can find from the fall yard cleaning you might have missed.
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Rainbow Leprechaun Trap 2 of 10Popsicle sticks are excellent for any kids craft -- in fact, I remember making many excellent ones when I was young! Here's one that's fun to color and assemble.
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Use Girl Scout Cookie Containers to Construct a Trap 3 of 10This is a great idea to reuse and recycle Girl Scout cookies. But the worst part -- steel yourself -- is that you'll have to eat all those Thin Mints to make sure the boxes are empty before the project. It's a big job, but sometimes Moms have to sacrifice.
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Lure Your Leprechaun with a Printable Inn 4 of 10The Leprechaun Inn is an excellent subterfuge for your budding trappers. Leprechauns check in but they don't check out! But you can check out this fun printable.
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Use a Pulley System to Catch Your Leprechaun 5 of 10Sometimes a spot of engineering i what's needed to catch the wiliest of Leprechauns. And remember, ingenuity is the key to success!
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Build a Lego Leprechaun Trap 6 of 10Got some Lego fans at your house? Here's a great way to put them to good use. You don't need to use green ones, but they work better to attract the Leprechauns. And, of course, let your Lego engineers' imaginations run wild.
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Find Out What Attracts Leprechauns and How to Catch Them 7 of 10The best way to attract leprechauns is with the right bait ... so try these great ideas.
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Make a Super Easy Leprechaun Trap 8 of 10What? Super easy? Sign me up! Check out this simple and effective idea -- great for the "oh, no, I forgot to buy supplies" moment.
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Make a Geeky Leprechaun Trap 9 of 10Great! Leprechaun traps that appeal to the geeky dad ... and his kids. Set them all loose on this great project.
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Search for Signs of a Leprechaun Invasion and Build Traps 10 of 10It's possible leprechauns have already invaded -- check this out to see if they have invaded your house -- and how you can trap them.
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