When my children were small, St. Patrick’s Day was a big deal in our family; those tricky leprechauns would invariably leave behind a path of shamrock glitter . . . which led to a box of Lucky Charms cereal, chocolate coins, and perhaps a bit of mischief.
Ingrates that we were, the kids and I began inventing leprechaun traps on St. Patrick’s Day eve. We were determined to catch the wee folk at their work. Alas, they were a bit too clever for us—but the fun was in the trying.
We hope you’ll enjoy the following St. Patrick’s Day crafting ideas . . . and that on March 17, you’ll be wearin’ o’ the green.
Do you have any St. Patrick’s Day traditions? We’d love to hear about them!
Erin go bragh!
Sr. Staff Writer
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To make the leprechaun trap: adhere Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper (Gumball Green chevron) to an empty oatmeal box. Cut a border using the Big Shot, Large Scallop Edgelits Dies, and Gold Foil Paper. Cut the top using the Big Shot, Circle Collection Framelits Dies, and Gold Foil Paper. Use Gold Foil Paper, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, Gold Baker’s Twine, the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, and MDS to make the sign. (I used hot glue and straws to assemble the “wee” ladder.) And if you love those pom-poms—get them for free with the Heartfelt Banner Kit when you spend $50.00 through March 31. (See our Sale-A-Bration (US/CA) page to learn more!)