Looking for activities to do with my children for this St. Patrick's Day, I found this fun idea to try to catch a leprechaun (leprechaun) There are many ideas out there, but this I liked that it is simple enough for my daughters.
You just need some round container, paper, scissors, and tape.
Wrap the container with green paper. With black and yellow paper make the belt and buckle. For covering the top of the hat, just cut out a round piece of green paper , so with the weight of the elf, the paper will fall, trapping the elf inside the container. My daughter decided to just draw the stairs and make a couple of signs that say 'Do not touch' (We know that elves like to break rules so we believe that the signs will help make it fall into the trap). Of course you can't forget the "gold" up on top of the hat to make it head up.
We don't know if we will be able to catch a leprechaun, but as I understand it, they often will leave gold coins ( chocolate coins)!!
I am planning a scavenger hunt that day also. I'm trying to find good rhymes for the hints. I hope that the elves do not cause too much mischief in our house. I've heard that they do things like paint the milk green, they paint hair green while children sleep. Some leave their feet marks on the floor. They love to change the places of things around, for example, putting pasta in a cereal box! they leave things upside down, etc. These elves are very very naughty. : )