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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

74/365 March 15, 2011

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I really need to start working with backdrops.  I realize this.  

How to make this Leprechaun trap
(That is if you won't be placing bids on this one for next year's assignments.) Ahem.

First, I, I mean William, took an old oatmeal container and wrapped it in two pieces of green paper.

Then, we put some green paper on some cardboard and traced a large circle with a cooking pan lid.

To make the rainbow, we used pieces of Play Dough and rolled them into long pieces and laid them together. Unfortunately, they would not stay together when they (finally) started drying, so we hot glued the front and back between. I actually think this made it look pretty cute, adding some shine and pizzazz along the way.

Next, we gathered sticks from the backyard and made a ladder. The ladder has seven perfect steps because William's name has seven letters, so that was just right for him.

We made a strip of black paper for the belt, cut a yellow buckle and glued it on, and I made a four leaf clover by drawing 4 hearts and making a stem.


Then, we took a traffic sign from our train set and made a sign that said "Leprechaun Inn... but they don't check out!"

On top, we popped in one side of the bottom of the oatmeal container to weaken it. Then we laid down some cotton balls to "soften" his fall.
The gold coins were a must as William's teacher said he attracts to gold coins and rainbows.

We used a hot glue gun to hold a lot of it down. The coins are placed just so so that the coins stand upright.

To hold the rainbow up, we hot glued a popsicle stick to the inside of the oatmeal container, then glued the rainbow along the front.

Voila! Leprechaun trap complete.
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Bids will commence now.  If you have a Kindergartener due to make this project next year, offer up your price.  Bidding will close as soon as I get it returned from his teacher in a few weeks.  Good luck!  hehe

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