Leprechaun Trap Ideas: How To Build a Better Leprechaun Trap
What Would St. Patrick's Day 2010 Be Without a Leprechaun Trap? Here's a Few Tips On How To Build a Better Leprechaun Trap
St. Patrick's Day 2010 is around the corner, which means that many young students (with a little guidance from their parents, no doubt) have been a assigned a leprechaun trap project.
Now why children are being asked to capture little Irish dudes who haven't harmed anyone is a bit confusing. What have leprechauns ever done to us?
But, hey, an assignment is an assignment, so it's worth looking for instructions on how to build a leprechaun trap.
As a rule, leprechaun traps need some kind of bait to lure the leprechaun into a box where hopefully he will stay trapped. And, of course, it needs to be decorated with plenty of green to make the leprechaun feel at home.
The folks over at About.com offer a few tips on how to build a better Leprechaun trap:
Rainbows are good to use on or around your trap.
Color your trap green and decorate it with green items (stickers, glitter, etc)
Leprechauns are also attracted to four leaf clovers.
Leprechauns like Lucky Charms cereal!
Wired.com also has some high-tech versions of Leprechaun traps, including one that features a Slinky. One intrepid inventor even created a mechanized leprechaun trap.
But let's face it, most of us aren't engineers. Even if we were we don't have enough time to build something too complex. So let's keep it simple. Here's a way to make a leprechaun trap using a can of oatmeal.
Here are some more quick instructions for a leprechaun trap.
Disclaimer: No leprechauns were harmed in the making of these traps