Monday, March 14, 2011
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.
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!”
Posted by Marilyn Scott-Waters at 4:51 PM