Have you ever caught anything in your Leprechaun Trap?
Every year the girls plan out the trap that they will set out on St. Patrick's Day in order to catch a leprechaun. It's usually made out of every day items we have around the house, like shoe boxes and construction paper. Last year we used the plastic containers that you get strawberries in. Every year they are so optimistic that they will actually catch a leprechaun! I'm not sure what they are going to do with him once they actually catch him. Every year they are just a little bit disappointed that the trap is empty. At least they are quick to start planning for next year's trap. Building it is always a fun family project.
This year I thought it would be fun for the girls to actually catch something in their trap. I'm not sure where to find a leprechaun, but I thought it would be cool if he lost a shoe or a hat as he was escaping! This was an easy project that I put together in just a few minutes. All you need is a piece of green felt and a needle and thread.
Fold one of your corners of your felt in half at the corner. About an inch in, cut your corner piece off.
With the piece still folded, cut a notch out of the top to make the ankle part of your shoe.
Using your needle and matching thread, sew up the pieces that will make your back heel. It doesn't matter how neat it is since it was sewn by a leprechaun. We all know how crazy they can be! Now sew the pointed toe end up to the top of the shoe. Make sure to leave an opening at the top for him to put it on his foot. You should now have a cute little leprechaun boot!