Tuesday, March 6, 2012

~leprechaun trap~


 We're going to catch a Leprechaun... in our trap!
   

This sign will tell him which way to go....
...*wink*...
...Shhhhhh...
don't tell... *wink*...

When he reaches the top and tries to get the pennies....
he
might
just
fall
down
the
mushroom
stem
and
into
the
trap
!



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:

Supplies

Shoe Box
Green Tissue Paper
Green Pipe Cleaners
Red Plastic Bowls
Yellow Paint
Q-tip (paintbrush)
Gift Wrapping Tube
Pennies
Scrap felt
Paper "sign"
Toothpick
Butterfly accent
Scissors
Glue

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! 

Happy Trapping! 

Now, go visit Creation Corner and Funky Polkadot Giraffe and Making The World Cuter and Sassy Sites for some other great ideas!

5 comments:

melbatoast68 said...

That is so cute!! Good luck! Hope you catch one!

Kim Corrigan-Oliver said...

OMG, love this!! My little guy will so enjoy this in a few years. Thanks!

Laura Emily said...

I'm ok with not having kids for this one. I'm making one. And by golly, he will give me gold.

Pigeon's Mom said...

so cute! i might do if i wasn't a little scared of leprechauns ;) seriously, though, sweet idea!

~Kelly~ said...

Thanks ladies!!

Laura Emily~ you crack me up!

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