Quick Sand Leprechaun Trap
He’s cute, right? His name is Darby O’Gill and he comes to play our game every St. Patrick’s Day. What game, you may ask…..well, the game where my family and I put our heads together and trying and set a trap for him. We’ve got him a couple of times, but he’s strong, smart, and sly (of course). Today’s trap was mostly from the brain of my son. He insisted that quick sand would be sure to trap Darby, make him immobile but not hurt him. Pot of gold, here we come!
This one is pretty simple and easy. Get a bowl and some sand. Add enough water that the sand is saturated, but the water isn’t to the top. I hear leprechauns aren’t very good swimmers, and finding a leprechaun corps on St. Patrick’s Day morning is sure to put a damper on things.
Once the sand is ready you need bait. What does every greedy little leprechaun love? Gold, of course! We always bait our traps with a few Susan B. Anthony coins. The gold and authenticity of the coins is a sure sign you’re going to entice your little pest.
Some years we catch him and he gets away, others he’s just too crafty. Either way he always leaves a taunting note behind. And, of course chocolate coins. if we did a good enough job trapping him there may be some real gold coins as well (remember the Susan B’s).
Lastly, we always set up a camera to capture the great escape. He really had a time with this one…
But some how he managed to get out, again!
Good luck with your trap, and have a great St. Patrick’s Day!