How to Build a Leprechaun Trap

It has been said that you can’t afford to stop watching a Leprechaun even if it is only for a second, else he will disappear. A trap for capturing a Leprechaun can be built with boxes or a net, paper towel rolls, a clean can, tin foil or anything else you can think of such as empty containers, string, paper, sandwich bags, or yarn, etc. You have to be very creative to catch one of these little creatures. Legend has it that Leprechauns are cobblers. Strangely enough, they only make one of each type of shoe. It is said you can tell if a Leprechaun is close as you can hear the banging of their hammers. It has been said that every Leprechaun has a pot of gold! Some people say a Leprechaun will bury it in a secret place that only Leprechauns can reach; still others maintain they hide it at the end of the rainbow. One thing is for certain though; if you are able to catch a Leprechaun you will be lead to his pot of gold. He will give it to you if you let him go.

Even though I, myself have never seen even the chance of sighting one, the Leprechaun is thought to be indigenous to Ireland alone, with no known sightings in any other country, and it is this fact that leads to the Leprechaun also being known as an Irish “elf”. Leprechauns are said to be small in stature, and some say they look like tiny, little old men in top hats and red beards, that are tricky fellows who like to play pranks on unsuspecting people. I cannot say if this is true or not, because, as I have just stated, I have never seen or met one. Remember, a Leprechaun is a tricky fellow, so you must be creative and tricky when deciding on a way to try to catch him. You can try to lure him to you and grab him, or you can try to build a Leprechaun trap to capture him in. Now, you should be ready to build your trap. I can’t guarantee you will catch one of these little creatures, but you will surely have a lot of fun trying. Once you build your trap, don’t forget to add bait to help lure the Leprechaun. Since Leprechauns are very greedy, one of the best things you can use for bait is coins! If you don’t want to use real coins, you can easily substitute candy coins or make your own gold coins by cutting circles out of cardboard and painting them gold. Gold nuggets made by painting small rocks are another option.

It is very difficult to catch a tricky Leprechaun, so here are a few tips that will be sure to get a leprechaun’s attention:

Rainbows are a good lure to use on or around your trap.

Leprechauns are also attracted to four leaf clovers.

Color your trap green and decorate it with green items (stickers, glitter, etc)

Leprechauns like Cocoa Puff cereal!

Make sure your trap is disguised well – it has to blend into its surroundings.

No two traps should be alike or the Leprechaun will get suspicious and leave.

A Leprechaun will leave a trail of gold or green glitter, so keep an eye out for it!

Don’t get discouraged if you build a trap and still do not catch a Leprechaun because they are very tricky and hard to catch.

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