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How to catch a leprechaun
– what you need: a shoe or cereal box, paper or foil to cover it with and anything green and shiny to stick on. Make a ladder, tunnel or doors to make the path more intriguing for him to enter, and harder for him to get out!!
How to make a simple trap:
1 Cover your shoe box in wrapping paper, craft paper, even kitchen foil (leprechauns like bling!)
2 Decorate the box with green and gold glitter, stickers and rainbows
3 The night before St Patrick’s Day set your trap by the front door!!
Bait Tips: green sweets and jellies, skittles, coins
Be warned – these little guys are tricky. We didn’t have any luck last year, the little stinker just left a trail of green ‘luck dust’ on the hallway floor and turned our milk green. (psssst…poster paint is easy to wash off dolls’s feet!!)