Monday, March 14, 2011

How to Catch a Leprechaun.

A junior toymaker of my acquaintance asked me how to trap a leprechaun. Here's is my reply...

So you need to build a leprechaun trap. There are several things that you can make that will help with that just be careful. Leprechauns are very tricky!

First you could print out the fairy gold from here:

Then you could make a trail of the gold leading up to either the Lucky coin box or the Fairy Cart. The leprechaun with collect the gold up to the box that you can prop open with a stick and some string. When he enters the box pull the string and you'll have caught him.

Or you could build the cart and have some small stuffed animal ready to help. (The Small Dog volunteered for me) Lead the coins up to the cart. When the leprechaun climbs inside have the small animal race around very fast in a circle until the leprechaun offers you a pot of gold to stop.

Another idea is that you could furnish a nice cottage made out of a box with fairy furniture . The leprechaun will be so grateful I'm sure that he would grant your wish.

And finally, what do leprechauns like to eat? Potatoes, Skittles, Lucky Charms, Gold chocolate coins, cream and green apples.

Happy Hunting and Good Luck!


“Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter.
Lullabies, dreams and love ever after. 
Poems and songs with pipes and drums. 
A thousand welcomes when anyone comes... 

That's the Irish for you!”


  1. Hilarious! So fun! Love it Marilyn!

  2. Oh boy new toys! Confession: although I will share these with my 8 grandchildren, they are really for me :) thanks

  3. I love the idea of making a little house for the leprechaun to live in!

  4. Hello to you,
    The little bed and chairs in this post, how whimsically sweet. What brings be here this morning is your newsletter that I just first because I only signed up. I opened the email and I was sweet and wonderful.. I am smitten.
    Sweet wishes,
    Wanda :~)

  5. Wanda, Thanks! Glad that you like the newsletter. :-)