First up is plan and design. We tossed around a few different ideas. Ian had an idea of a net that drops down over the leprechaun and a claw that grabs him. He's got a sad face in the middle of that net.
Alli had the leprechaun surrounded by lava. He doesn't seem too happy in there either. Love the creativity.
Explaining how the different traps work to mom.
The video, in their own words.
Time to start the build! First we wrap the outside in green for camouflage.
Then we add a decorative border so as to disguise the box nature of the trap.
How do you spell "Free Gold"?
Alli copied Ian's letters and did a pretty good job. They both drew smiling faces to convince any leprechauns that things are all good.
Time for the bait. A bowl filled with Lucky Charms and some gold. First we tape a string onto the bait.
Then tape the other end of the string to the trap arm propping up the box.
Daddy, can we eat the Lucky Charms?
Show me how it works!
All set up and ready for tonight. Off to bed kids! Let's see what happens overnight.
And overnight it turns out we had a visitor!
As soon as the kids got up, I reminded them that they needed to go check their trap. Did you catch anything?
Instead of getting three wishes, we got three gold coins. Thanks Lucky!
The kids and I had a lot of fun designing the leprechaun trap! Happy St. Patrick's Day!