Thursday, March 14, 2013
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!
Posted by Sherry Ellis at 1:18 PM
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Very creative! I hope he catches his leprechaun. :)ReplyDelete
And I hope if he does, the leprechaun doesn't cast a nasty spell on him!Delete
How clever! You will have fun with this:)ReplyDelete
I love the projects they come up with at school!Delete
That is sure to reel them in.ReplyDelete
What leprechaun can resist free gold?Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Yeah, it's loaded with gold. ;)Delete
I'm on my way. Be afraid. Be very afraid.Delete
Hey, you never know...it could work. He could have a bright future building Leprechaun traps :)ReplyDelete
Yeah - now we just have to market them. :)Delete
That's really creative! Better watch out that he doesn't catch other beings that like riches or shiny objects!ReplyDelete
Ha! Yeah, you never know what you might find in there!Delete
How cool. He did a great job. Do let us know if he catches one of those sneaky leprechauns. ; )ReplyDelete
I certainly will!Delete
Most creative , loved the read.ReplyDelete
Yes, there's always something creative at my pad. Glad you enjoyed the read.Delete
Still trying to see your blog!Delete
Oh my! What now! A creative genious?ReplyDelete
Yes, he certainly is a creative genius!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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.)
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!Delete
That is pretty darn good. Made me laugh. Thanks for that. And for the nice comment on my blog.ReplyDelete
Always a good laugh here! And you're welcome!Delete
What a clever young man. I kinda miss the days when our kids were growing up and did that sort of thing.ReplyDelete
I'm enjoying this while I can, because I know the days are numbered!Delete
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. XDReplyDelete
That is going to make me smile every time I think of it~ReplyDelete
St. Patrick's day will never be the same!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
If they're authors, I certainly hope their books are best sellers. And then I hope they tell their Mama how they did it. ;)Delete
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...ReplyDelete
Bubba is brilliant. Can't wait for the next installment. :-)ReplyDelete
Oh, I just love the fascinating minds of children. Looks like you have an exceptionally creative one!ReplyDelete