Leprechaun Trap

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Project by missingdigitworkshop posted 11-03-2009 03:41 AM 10097 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a school project for St. Patrick’s Day. The kids were instructed design and build a device that would trap a Leprechaun and he would have to give up his gold.

It works on a simple principle. The Leprechaun picks up the gold which springs the trap and the cup falls and traps the Leprechaun.

Surprisingly the trap was tripped but the Leprechaun got away. Hopefully we will have better luck next year.

-- Do not be discouraged by those who don't. Be inspired by those who do.

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#1 posted 11-03-2009 03:54 AM

Very Clever.

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#2 posted 11-03-2009 03:58 AM

sorry i still dont get how this works? but looks interesting though.

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#3 posted 11-03-2009 04:11 AM

Leprechaun’s hate white. You need to get a green cup!

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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#4 posted 11-03-2009 04:13 AM

Neat. Ike see the string around the pin at the bottom of the gold.

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#5 posted 11-03-2009 04:15 AM

Wow we are talking WEE little ones arent we.Fun

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#6 posted 11-03-2009 05:32 AM

Cute “little” project.

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#7 posted 11-03-2009 06:26 AM

I agree with kcrandy, green is the way to go. The little fellows are very crafty by the way. My daughter has even come close to catching one. I have news for him, for half that gold I’d let him go LOL!!!

-- Which way did they go? Tell me, tell me I must know I'm there leader!!

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#8 posted 11-03-2009 11:46 AM

that’s awesome.
what a great activity.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#9 posted 11-03-2009 08:12 PM

hee hee I love it, cool idea

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#10 posted 11-03-2009 10:08 PM

Cool, what age group was this for?

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#11 posted 11-04-2009 05:21 AM

This was a First Grade project.
I was truly amazed at how creative the kids were.

-- Do not be discouraged by those who don't. Be inspired by those who do.

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#12 posted 11-06-2009 06:41 AM

very neet.i would like to make this as a joke gift for workers,

-- merle

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#13 posted 04-09-2011 02:14 PM

My friend, an Irishman told me that Leprechaun occur after the twelfth beer. Does your trap uses a cup for beer?

-- My English and my woodworking are matching skills.

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