Mama Diaries

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Leprechaun Trap



My son came home from school with an important project:  to construct a leprechaun trap.

"How are you going to trap a leprechaun?" I asked.

"You'll see." The boy went to work armed with a shoebox, magic marker, yarn, and sticky tape.  About twenty minutes later, he showed up with the creation pictured above.  "Do you like my trap?"

I looked at that thing.  He had carved out a door and drawn a nice little house - complete with furniture inside.  He had also constructed an elaborate string pulley system with the yarn.  "How does it work?" I asked.

"The leprechaun is going to see the sign for free gold.  (These signs are posted all around the house with arrows leading to the door.)  He's going to walk in the open door to get the gold.  But I'm going to be behind the house.  As soon as he's in, I'm going to pull the yarn, and the door is going to close.  Little green man is going to be trapped inside!"  Bubba demonstrated. To my surprise, it worked perfectly.

So now we have to wait for a leprechaun to show up. (And of course, what leprechaun can resist free gold?) Hopefully it will be when someone is there to operate the trap.  I'll let you know how that goes!    

 



36 comments:

  1. Very creative! I hope he catches his leprechaun. :)

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    1. And I hope if he does, the leprechaun doesn't cast a nasty spell on him!

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  2. How clever! You will have fun with this:)

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    1. I love the projects they come up with at school!

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  3. I'm sorry, but he won't catch a leprechaun now that I know where to find free gold. It really is there, isn't it? I know you wouldn't let Bubba lie to a desperate old woman.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Yeah, it's loaded with gold. ;)

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    2. I'm on my way. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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  4. Hey, you never know...it could work. He could have a bright future building Leprechaun traps :)

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    1. Yeah - now we just have to market them. :)

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  5. That's really creative! Better watch out that he doesn't catch other beings that like riches or shiny objects!

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    1. Ha! Yeah, you never know what you might find in there!

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  6. How cool. He did a great job. Do let us know if he catches one of those sneaky leprechauns. ; )

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    1. Yes, there's always something creative at my pad. Glad you enjoyed the read.

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    2. Still trying to see your blog!

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  8. Oh my! What now! A creative genious?

    ~Nas~

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    1. Yes, he certainly is a creative genius!

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  9. That's the first leprechaun trap I've seen. Great project! We'll wait for updates. Your son might have to actually leave a coin out. . .as a stronger lure.

    I found in Ireland they have tangle fairies too, the ones who tangle little girls hair. (I made that up when my girls were small, and then was surprised to see them in a book on Irish fairies and the like.)

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    1. I'd never heard of tangle fairies! I'm glad they never visited my place, because I would not have had fun dealing with tangles in my daughter's hair!

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  10. That is pretty darn good. Made me laugh. Thanks for that. And for the nice comment on my blog.

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    1. Always a good laugh here! And you're welcome!

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  11. What a clever young man. I kinda miss the days when our kids were growing up and did that sort of thing.

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    1. I'm enjoying this while I can, because I know the days are numbered!

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  12. LOL, I remember having to do a project just like this back in elementary school! The "leprechaun" escaped and left behind some pennies that were spray-painted gold. XD

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  13. That is going to make me smile every time I think of it~

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    1. St. Patrick's day will never be the same!

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  14. I love reading about your childrens' adventures. They're so cute and imaginitive. Maybe they're going to be authors like their mama. No doubt their books will be best sellers.

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    1. If they're authors, I certainly hope their books are best sellers. And then I hope they tell their Mama how they did it. ;)

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  15. This is not to far from the method my husband used trying to catch rabbits as a little boy. My mother-in-law quickly learned this was a good distraction for a little boy. He waited for hours...

    Adorable.

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  16. Bubba is brilliant. Can't wait for the next installment. :-)

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  17. Oh, I just love the fascinating minds of children. Looks like you have an exceptionally creative one!

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