We're going to catch a Leprechaun... in our trap!
This sign will tell him which way to go....
don't tell... *wink*...
When he reaches the top and tries to get the pennies....
Every year our Leprechaun friends visit and leave little green footprints scattered about. But we haven't seen one.... YET!
Here's how you and your child can join in the fun and make your own little Leprechaun Trap:
Green Tissue Paper
Green Pipe Cleaners
Red Plastic Bowls
Gift Wrapping Tube
Cover bottom of shoebox with green tissue paper. Cut three holes into the lid of the shoebox. Cut your wrapping paper tube into 3 different heights for your "mushroom stems". Decide which stem will be your "trap" and cut a circle in the side towards the top. Glue pennies to the scrap felt and then glue this piece inside the trap tube so that it shows from the opening. Cut the outer rim off of the red plastic bowls. Turn them upside-down and have your child paint yellow dots all over. Let dry. Attach the completed mushroom tops to their stems with glue. Assemble a green ladder with pipe cleaners. Attach to the trap opening and shoebox lid and glue in place. Make a little sign with an arrow poining UP, glue to the toothpick. Add butterfly accent. Have your child tear and glue green tissue paper "grass" all over the shoebox lid. Stick your completed sign in the grass.
Now place your Leprechaun Trap out so that, if you are *LUCKY* enough, you might just catch one yourself!