Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Leprechaun Trap

In the past week, we've experienced: two sets of out-of-state visitors (both very fun), two children with fevers, one 40th Birthday celebration for my brother-in-law, one (very rare) date night in Santa Barbara, and the return of my cough that previously lasted a month. Yeah, things have been kinda busy around here. Then again, they usually are.

One of the things that has been on our to-do list for the past two weeks is one of Ella's very first big school projects. The first was a collection of 100 things for the 100th Day of Kindergarten. That was easy peasy compared to this one. For this one, Ella needed to design and build a Leprechaun Trap! Of course, with all of the events of the past week, we didn't get started on it until, well, last night. There's nothing like waiting until the last minute!

We looked to Family Fun for some leprechaun trap examples and around the house for some supplies. With a box, some posterboard, scrapbook paper, fishing wire, a clear deli container, a medicine cup, rocks, green felt, a couple of beads, some paint and gold glitter, we crafted Ella's very first leprechaun trap.

This trap is of the "dropping cage" variety. We've got the plastic deli container suspended inside the box by fishing wire and held in place by the "pot of gold" (aka a medicine cup painted black and filled with glitter covered rocks). When the leprechaun enters under the rainbow and picks up the gold, BAM! The cage will fall on top of him...or at least that's the theory. Ella took the trap to school today. Tomorrow just might be a very eventful day at school!

1 comment:

Jamie said...