Thursday, March 15, 2012

Leprechaun Trap!

Today's lunch got posted Tuesday for the Blog Hop and no lunch for Friday since John will be buying his lunch at school (it's Pizza Day), so today we're sharing with you John's Leprechaun Trap that will be set out before he goes to bed Friday tonight! (We decided to set the trap out tonight because the leprechaun will probably be home tomorrow night getting ready for all of the festivities on Saturday. He's far more likely to be out and about tonight!)

He told me that he wanted a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow with a door that the Leprechaun will go in but not be able to get out of. Hrmph. How in the world was I supposed to pull that off?

Off to the Dollar Tree!
plus some gold glitter glue and a gold marker makes
The "Magic Door," of course, only opens for Leprechauns.
Of course.

Some gold coin chocolates, green packing popcorn glued to a piece of cardboard
and a rainbow colored onto cardboard and attached to that gets us:

Daddy had the brilliant idea of setting the trap up on our porch with a "double trap" of our recycling pin propped up with a stick (which I believe came from a horseshoe set):
Looks perfect!

I wish I could show you now what it'll look like after the leprechaun has been by ... but John's still up for a few more hours so check back later tonight or tomorrow if you want to see. I can give you a peek at what's going to be left, though!
And he's also leaving behind his hat (caught on something during his escape?) since I cut this find from Dollar Tree apart:

Post-Bedtime Update:
He came! He came!

Linked To:
Thematic Thursday


  1. That's so awesome! I wish I'd seen this when my oldest was much younger! Lucky John!

  2. So darn cute! I love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!