Sunday, March 6, 2011

How to make a leprechaun trap

When I found out that Princess D had to make a Leprechaun Trap for school I instantly turned to my dad who is a retired engineer. I was imagining something way to complicated. After looking at some ides online and brainstorming with Princess D and my parents we came up with this:

Leprechaun Trap

What you will need:

  • 7x7 cardboard box
  • green and blue construction paper
  • glittery shamrock stickers
  • pot of gold ornament
  • cotton balls
  • plastic hanger with pant clips (the kind from kids clothing)
  • scissors and exacto knife
  • glue and packing tape
  • crayons

Tape the box closed then cut a 4x4 square hole on one side which will be the top.

Cut slits in the box where the pant clips can fit into. The will serve as a prop for the rainbow picture and a way for the box to be carried.

Cover the box with the green construction paper then cut an X in the paper where the hole is.

Decorate the box with the clover stickers.

Cut "grass" out the construction paper then glue it around the hole to mask it from view.

Cover a piece of cardboard with blue construction paper and decorate it with a rainbow and cotton balls for clouds. Then tape it to the hanger.

Glue the pot of gold to the box in front of the rainbow.

Happy St. Patrick's Day and leprechaun hunting!

Leprechaun Trap