St. Patrick’s Day will soon be here, and Leprechauns will be running amuck.
I have it on good authority (my grand-kids) that these little Irish miscreants will soon be playing tricks and creating all kinds of mischief around the house. They have been known to turn water in the toilet green, leave footprints around the house and re-arrange furniture. You know…Leprechaun stuff.
The way to stop them, I’m told, is to build a Leprechaun Trap. If you lure a Leprechaun to the trap, you just might catch him (or her). If you do catch a Leprechaun, their tricks will most certainly stop. More importantly (from my perspective, at least) is the Pot of Gold you get if you catch a Leprechaun.
I would really like a Pot of Gold.
So I’m going to trap a Leprechaun.
The trick is using the right bait. The best bait is gold, but since I don’t have any gold…and I do have doughnuts….
Doughnuts it is.
Of course, you need to have doughnuts small enough to entice our little friends.
It’s as easy as Cheerios, icing and sprinkles (yes, the sprinkles I made over the weekend).
It can be a little messy, but I willingly (and giddily) spent hours making different kinds of tiny donuts.
I made quite a selection.
Once you make the donuts, you just need to hide a few in the middle of a stack of donuts
and laying a trail of “teaser” donuts to lead them to the trap.
I have to admit. Making the doughnuts was tons of fun. If you have little people in your house (not Leprechauns), they will LOVE making the doughnuts. In fact, you may have noticed that I made and filled doughnut boxes and they never even appear in the trap.
Blame it on the doughnuts!!
You may want to make a few boxes ahead of time so the kids can fill them up with tiny little doughnuts.
I’m sharing this project a little ahead of St. Patrick’s Day so you have a chance to make the trap and the doughnuts for yourself. Here is a pdf file that includes instructions for the doughnuts and the trap as well as templates for the boxes and the flags.
Click below to download your own pdf file
Good luck, have fun and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!.
Oh, if you happen to get a pot of gold…well….a little kick-back would be most appreciated.