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Trapping your leprechaun

Karimah Henry, from the blog 'Crafting a Fun Life' joined the show to help us create an adorable craft any kid would be lucky to try.

SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. — Holidays like St. Patrick’s Day offer a great opportunity to bond with your kids. Karimah Henry, from the blog 'Crafting a Fun Life' joined the show to help us create an adorable craft any kid would be lucky to try. According to Henry, setting a trap for leprechauns has become a tradition for many families. Get more adorable crafting ideas by heading to craftingafunlife.com.

Leprechaun Trap 

Supplies: card-stock, craft sticks, old shoe box, alphabet stickers, glue, cotton balls, paint, St. Patrick's Day stickers, rainbow printable, gold plastic coins and scissors.

Directions:

  1. Start by cutting a small circle in the lid of the shoe box. This will be the "trap" for the leprechaun.
  2. Next, paint the shoe box green. Set aside and allow it to dry.
  3. Gather 5 craft sticks to make the ladder. Cut three in half for the steps. Glue them to the larger craft sticks.
  4. Print and cut the rainbow printable. Kids can either use paint or markers to color rainbow.
  5. Once paint is completely dry, add lid to the shoe box. Decorate with stickers along the sides of the box.
  6. Glue rainbow in front of hole in the shoe box lid. Then glue cotton balls to form the clouds.
  7. Now glue a trail of gold coins from the rainbow to the edge of the shoe box.
  8. Create a free gold sign using white cardstock and stickers. Then glue it to craft sticks and attach to the front of the shoe box.
  9. Finally, place ladder in front of shoe box to complete this leprechaun trap.

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