leprechaun trap and tricks

This is the first year I’ve tried making a leprechaun trap with the girls; they did them at daycare last year and I thought the idea was really cute. I’m pretty sure they don’t really know what a leprechaun is; I think they are picturing Buddy the Elf back from Christmastime. They had fun making their little traps and we’ve been setting them with a gold coin as bait at night. In the morning they find no coin but a small candy and this morning that silly leprechaun left green footprints on our toilet! (he had turned the toilet bowl water green but somehow this morning it was back to normal…not naming names but I’m wondering if someone flushed it when he got up this morning?!)

I’ve been trying to think of a few more tricks he can play and have come up with these:  green milk in the fridge, writing something on the bathroom mirror with a shamrock sticker, setting up some sort of toy in the center of the playroom and putting shamrock stickers on it, maybe decorating their bed with the same shamrock stickers. . . I need to find a use for all the shamrock foam stickers I bought at Michael’s clearly!

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Here’s a few links to some other fun St. Patrick’s Day fun I found on Pinterest!

How cute is that?

This site has links to tons of St. Patrick’s Day crafts that would work for toddlers and preschoolers. Click here to go to the site.

Rainbow Waffles

How fun are these for breakfast on Saturday? Click here to go to the site.

Leprechaun

I need to get brads so we can make this little guy but I think he’s so fun! Click the picture to find another list of ideas and the above download.

Do you do any crafts with your kiddos for St. Patrick’s Day?

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2 thoughts on “leprechaun trap and tricks

  1. Love this! We did those rainbow waffles last year and the boys ALWAYS request them. I told them they are a special st patty’s treat! They will be created in our house Saturday:)

  2. Isaac’s eyes about popped out of his head when he saw the foot prints on the toilet !
    He’s been perfecting his trap for the last three weeks… Hopefully he catches something in it tonight 🙂

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