our leprechaun trap is set!


Before the little miss went to bed tonight she set up her leprechaun trap that she made. A leprechaun trap?

Yes. A leprechaun trap.

What will we do if we catch a leprechaun?

Well, make him tell us where he's hidden his gold, of course!

All of this stems from a book we've been reading called The Night Before St. Patrick's Day by Natasha Wing.  To be honest, I had never heard of all this trickery and leprechaun catching before, but I sure do like it. It's so fun!

We decided to model our trap after one we saw in the book which uses an empty tissue box. I covered it and let Clementine decorate it with things leprechauns like: green, shamrocks, rainbows, and gold! I made a little ladder and we covered the hole with a piece of tissue paper and set two gold coins on top to hopefully lure in a little leprechaun. If he's not careful, he'll fall in the hole and we'll catch him!

I can't tell you how many times Clementine has walked her little fingers up the ladder making a "doo-dee-doo" sound and then plops her hand on the coins and into the hole. Then she laughs a hardy laugh. Or how many times since Tuesday, when we made this trap, that she's checked to see if a leprechaun was in the box!

P.S. check out the BEST leprechaun trap! A cake!