Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The Leprechaun Trap
There has been a lot of creative building going on this week, because Blaze and his friends have been busily making leprechaun traps. The one they've been working on during recess at school is made of natural materials found around the playground.
The one Blaze made at home is made out of a cardboard box, painted green. A trail of gold painted rocks leads up to the trap and the largest of the gold rocks serves as the bait inside the trap.
The friendly leprechaun on the front of the trap hides a stick that is tied to a string, which goes over a small pulley, and is then tied to the gold bait rock. When the leprechaun pulls on the rock, the stick will fall, causing the box to fall, and trap the leprechaun inside.
The trap sits in the most lush and inviting patch of clover we could find.