Saturday, March 21, 2009

Did we catch the Leprechaun?

For a school project Dallin had to make a trap to try and catch a leprechaun on St. Patrick's Day. Mommy and Dallin looked on the Internet for ideas and were surprised to find lots of different trap styles. They picked one to make and him and Mommy got to work. The trap was a box that had a ramp on each side for the leprechaun to walk up on. Inside the box they strung fake gold from the top. The gold was there to lure the leprechaun inside. Then the two ramps looked like they connected but they really didn't. So, when the leprechaun went in, he would fall to the bottom of the box and not be able to get out.
All the kids in Dallin's class left their traps out the night before St. Patrick's Day, and hoped they could catch a leprechaun!

(Warning: These pictures are only reenactments of what took place on St. Patty's Day. They are based on a true story. The individuals are real, and the footprints are real!!!)
Here's Dallin with his trap. He's saying, "Shhhhh......"

Dallin was hoping that with this clue on the outside, the leprechaun would definitely go inside his trap!

Here's what the inside of the trap looked like.

Did we catch him? I see little leprechaun footmarks going up the ramp!

RATS!!! He outsmarted us!! But he did leave behind some treats and some gold coins!!


Judaloo said...

Oh my gosh, this is so cute!! What a fun idea! Dallin looks adorable next to the box, too!

Janeen said...

Dallin- You were SOOO close! Awesome idea for a trap...good luck next year!

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