How to trap a Leprechaun

Today I finished Benjamin’s leprechaun trap while he was at school!  It was so much fun to work on this with him.  He has a really great eye for detail (which, at times, I wanted to strangle him for)!  I did a lot of the construction, just because we needed to use wire cutters, an exacto knife, hot glue, etc.  It needed to be pretty sturdy if we were going to successfully catch a leprechaun!

We started by attaching some green foam board to an even thicker piece of cardboard.  Benjamin drew and colored his rainbow on a large sheet of construction paper and then we reinforced that with a wire hanger on the back.  We glued and taped it to the construction paper.  Once everything was secure, we used some pliers to bend the hook of the hanger back onto itself to form a loop.  That’s where we strung our thread through that was attached to the “cloud” (trap).  The other end of the thread was placed under a pot-o-gold.  Once the leprechaun picks up the pot-o-gold the thread becomes slack and releases the trap.


 Everything else on the board was to attract the leprechaun and lead him into a false sense of security 🙂 .  Benjamin does a better job of describing it in this clip…



Filed under Benjamin, Brianna, Craft Projects, School

14 responses to “How to trap a Leprechaun

  1. Kyrina Combs

    Ha, ha, that’s awesome!! WHAT A GREAT IDEA! Did you come up with it yourself?

  2. awesome, you have completely inspired me! Thanks!

  3. Lisa

    I have been trying to figure out how you did this all day! Can you please write out the exact steps you used to create the tension on this trap? Thanks!

  4. avalon

    This is terrific! What is the trap under the clouds? A box?

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