Make a Leprechaun Trap

We had so much fun today, making leprechaun traps and pots of gold.

How to make a leprechaun trap

This is The Queen Bee’s Leprechaun Trap. I helped her cover a shoe box in green construction paper. She went out and collected sticks and we hot-glued them into a ladder.

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This is Firefly’s Leprechaun Trap. He broke out the pirate’s gold leftover from a birthday party.

how to make a leprechaun pot of gold
I spray painted some pennies and some little Halloween cauldrons with gold paint. Please ignore the spider decorations on the cauldrons. The kids decided that Leprechauns are brave and won’t be scared of the spiders.

how to make a leprechaun pot of gold
Now each child has a pot of Leprechaun gold. The Queen Bee asked me to hot-glue some of her gold pennies to the top of her Leprechaun trap.

how to make a leprechaun trap

The Queen Bee decorates her Leprechaun trap.

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Firefly hot-glues his popsicle-stick ladder.

math games with leprechaun gold

Math games with the gold. Here Firefly is dividing the coins evenly between cauldrons. We then used them for simple addition for my 5-year-old.

See what happened when the Leprechauns paid us a visit, leaving a special note for each child.

 

 

Comments

  1. These traps came out great! I bet you’ll catch a leprechaun for sure! ;)

  2. Great traps!

  3. love the gold pots – great idea – I’ll have to save from next Hallowe’en

  4. Love these traps! My daughter made a very large trap last night!

  5. What a wonderful project idea, this would be so fun to make with little ones. They turned out great! Happy St. Patrick’s Day, stopping by from TGIF link up.

  6. So clever and love the way you painted the pots “gold”!! Thanks for linking up.

    Warmly,
    MaryLea

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