There's a new trend sweeping the holiday craft world, and thanks to Scary Mommy, we've learned all about the St. Patrick's Day project that is the leprechaun trap. The concept of the trap is simple — do whatever you can to entice a leprechaun to enter, and once he does, you can trap him and keep his riches for yourself.
Irish folklore suggests trapping the little creatures the night before St. Patrick's Day, and although plenty of traps might remain empty, the opportunity is perfect for parents to cause a little mischief of their own. Some leave a note posing as a leprechaun and explaining how they escaped the trap, others leave candy or another treat and others take the opportunity for a good old-fashioned prank.
Click through to see some of our favorites, and pick up a few tips for your own leprechaun-inspired creation along the way!