Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Lucky Leprechaun Trap Bait!

This post is brought to you by our awesome guest blogger katie santos!

Leprechaun Bait and Recipe + Printables

For most of us, St. Patrick’s Day usually means wearing green to avoid getting pinched,
but this year you can use these festive crafts to create an edible treat and lucky craft.
Teach your kids the history of the holiday and have fun making some leprechaun bait
to try to catch the mythical trickster. This leprechaun bait recipe from Personal Creations is a
yummy treat full of sweet and salty snacks, topped with green goodies. There’s also a healthy
version of the leprechaun bait featuring green vegetables to entice leprechauns seeking
a lighter meal.

Leprechaun Treat Mix Ingredients:
1 cup rice square cereal
1 cup popcorn
1 cup pretzels
½ cup marshmallows
½ cup chocolate candies
8 ounces white chocolate melts
Green sprinkles
Green food coloring
1. In a large bowl, combine rice square cereal, popcorn, pretzels, marshmallows
and chocolate candies. Mix together.
2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate on low heat
until smooth. Microwave for 30 seconds, and then in 15-second intervals to
assure you don’t burn the chocolate.
3. Once melted, stir in green food coloring and pour the white chocolate over your dry mix.
4 .Stir your mix until it is evenly coated.
5. On wax paper, spread your mixture out evenly and top with green sprinkles.
6. Allow the mix to cool for 10-15 minutes. Put in bags or a bowl to enjoy!

After making your leprechaun bait, print out the bait tags and recite the poem to
lure your leprechaun. Use the printable leprechaun trap to construct a cozy house for your
leprechaun and decorate as you wish.

On the eve of March 17th, place your bait inside the trap and make a lucky wish.
Your kids will be excited to wake up the next morning to see if their trap was a success.
They may even find some evidence of the leprechaun such as gold coins or scattered bait.
Whatever the result, spend time with your kids doing a creative activity that will add
lots of excitement to the St. Patrick's Day holiday.



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