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Catch a Leprechaun!

10 Tricky Leprechaun Traps!

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I had no idea how much FUN my kids would have building Leprechaun traps.  The conversation going on while building them was even better!

leprechaun traps The part I liked the best was that both the boys wanted to be sure that when the leprechaun fell through the trap hole he wouldn’t get hurt, so one put grass at the bottom to soften his fall and the other blew up a ziplock bag to act as a mattress.  Priceless.  One built his with an empty girl scout cookie box (green of course) and the other used legos and an old milk box.  Their ideas just kept growing and growing!  And best of all, they weren’t running crazy around the house all Saturday afternoon – they were intently concentrating on their leprechaun traps!  Brilliant!

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Here are some great links to get the idea juices flowing:

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We clicked through a bunch of these images first to see what we thought would work and wouldn’t.

 

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Geek Dad had some cool techy traps – one spent over $100.00!  Crazy!

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I think this one is my favorite from Steve Spangler - he went all out with  green pvc pipe!

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Here is Family Fun’s idea – cute.

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Dot Com Women has a tutorial to make this stick trap.

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Chiff.com tells how to catch a leprechaun in your garden.

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Amazing Moms highlights this one – love the paper plate rainbow!

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This one is easy for even very young kids, by Kaboose.

Gather your kids and go catch a Leprechaun – and if you get his gold – you better share with me!!!

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  1. March 4th, 2010 at 10:29 am
    Shelley says:
    This is my favorite post!!! :) Makes me want to pull out my legos!
  2. March 4th, 2010 at 10:54 am
    Nesleirbag says:
    Exactly who was the crazy person who came up with video games for kids?! Coming up with your own fantasy - priceless!
  3. March 4th, 2010 at 12:09 pm
    Molly Green says:
    You've been awarded the Beautiful Blogger Award.
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    Thanks for a great site!
  4. March 4th, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    kelley clayton says:
    I am loving all the ideas this week...thanks so much!
  5. March 4th, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    shelly (cookies and cups) says:
    I love these! We have never done this, but I know as soon as I show my guys this they will be all over it!!
  6. March 4th, 2010 at 1:10 pm
    Penny says:
    LOL! I love this. I'll never forget the year that my boys (about 9 and 11) dressed up in green and ran out in the field behind our house and pretended to be leprechauns. Their five year old sister was convinced that they were real leprechauns searching in the field for gold. They all still remember this as a great memory (and they are all in their 20s now)!
  7. March 4th, 2010 at 7:09 pm
    Candace Spikes says:
    Thank you SO much for this post. My daughter has to build a trap for her class at school.
  8. March 10th, 2011 at 9:54 am
    Jackie says:
    THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH FOR THIS POSt. My grandkids have a school project due (Leprechaun Trap) and you have given us so many ideas. Thank you kindly!!!
  9. February 20th, 2012 at 8:04 am
    Jess Gordon says:
    So many great ideas! My son and I made one of those when he was 3, and he loved it! Here's the link: lovelylovelythings.wordpress.com/2010/03/16/leprechaun-trap/ We made one last year too, but never blogged about it. I think we'll try one again this year, too!
  10. March 7th, 2012 at 11:04 am
    Susan says:
    Thank you so much for including Steve's leprechaun trap that he made with his son a few years back. It was one of our favorites. I'm sharing your link in our blog post today about it along with sharing a few of your traps on our Pinterest page. Thanks again!
  11. March 13th, 2012 at 7:41 am
    gg hondi says:
    i like cookies.. And the cookie monster
  12. February 18th, 2013 at 8:57 pm
    Ashley g says:
    So so cute. I'm excited to make ours this year. Thanks Missy.
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