Have you ever created a Leprechaun Trap?! A friend of mine shared this idea with me last March, and I will forever be grateful! I have always enjoyed St. Patrick's Day, but the mischief and fun in this tradition has literally turned my St. Patrick's Day thoughts upside down, inside out, and sideways! I LOVE St. Patrick's Day now! Check out our Saint Patrick's Day 2011:
STEP TWO: Start theorizing the components and strategies those merry makers might apply! Collin used old coasters we'd picked up at the fair, pipe cleaners, the mesh bag our clementine oranges came in, etc. His goal was to lure the Leprechaun in with his one-way doors ~ and trap them inside!
STEP THREE: A day or two before, if you need to, glue the foundation of your trap. Collin glued his walls and doors ahead of time, so he could decorate his trap and apply the attractions the next day.
STEP FOUR: Get together with friends to build and decorate your traps! Apply your theories and test Leprechaun strategy! Tip: don't let them know they are "traps!" Layer disguise and create "attractions!"
Kate got into a little mischief herself as she created her trap! She painted green fingernails: :)
Isaac created a stick maze:
Eli created a Leprechaun Park:
Kate used corks and gold paint, paper clovers, yarn, and green glitter paint ... and lots of glue:
STEP FIVE: Set your traps before you go to bed March 16!
STEP 6: Let the mischief begin!! The Lephrechans tracked in gold glitter with every step, left a green footprint trail, tipped over nearly all of our furniture ~ even topsizing our shoes! ~ decorated our living space and left chocolate gold coins and a note!!
Miss Natalie was still helping us get out the door back then (our lifesaver!). What a perfect morning to share our lives! (We love you!)
Green Milk! How about Green Hair?!
Here's a link to a page I found on Pinterest that has loads of cool ideas! She is a Super Mommy!