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Build Your Own Leprechaun Trap!

February 16, 2017 4154 Views

St. Paddy's Days is coming up quick, and at the Put Me In The Story offices, we're already feeling the excitement! We wanted to catch some luck for ourselves—our very own leprechaun—so we decided to build a leprechaun trap! What do you think...Can You Catch a Leprechaun?

What you need for your leprechaun trap:

  • Box
  • Ruler or stick to prop up the box
  • String
  • Construction paper to create a rainbow
  • Cotton balls
  • Gold coins

Decorate the box to attract a leprechaun. Leprechauns are very protective of their gold and charms so we thought luring them in with some shiny shamrocks and gold coins would do the trick!

Leprechaun Trap 1

Leprechaun Trap 2

The only thing left to do is wait!

Waiting for a leprechaun while staying hidden was pretty tough, and it really works up your appetite. We took a quick break to grab a glass of Leprechaun Lemonade and some Lucky chocolate-covered Oreos.

When we came back, the trap had been triggered! The leprechaun even left a trail…

Leprechaun Trap 3

However, when we lifted the box, we discovered that we had been outsmarted by that darn leprechaun! He took the gold coins and left behind a book, Can You Catch a Leprechaun?, personalized just for us.

Leprechaun Trap 4

As it turns out, we couldn't catch a leprechaun, but maybe YOU can! Create your very own leprechaun trap and let us know how it goes. Plus, we've got more activities, recipes, and fun in our activity kit for our new book Can You Catch a Leprechaun?

Share your trap (and maybe a little luck) with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #putmeinthestory

Good luck!