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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Making Leprechaun Mischief

As a child I was fascinated by the idea of tiny leprechauns living among the clover. Now I find joy in inviting the leprechauns to make mischief in our home on the night before St. Patrick's Day. My kids share my fascination and are thrilled to discover the mischief the leprechauns make. They have even set traps to try to catch a leprechaun and his gold, but alas, the little men are too quick!

Naturally if leprechauns are visiting, our Christmas elf, Sprinkles, would want to join in the fun and get a chance to check in on the boys. Here's a peek at the mischief we enjoyed last year when Sprinkles teamed up with the leprechauns to cause mayhem in our home:
Elf's Visit on St. Patrick's Day
Want to join the leprechaun fun? 
Here are a few ideas for making leprechaun mischief in your home:
  • Use food coloring to turn the milk green.
  • Use food coloring to tint the toilet water.
  • Use a food coloring pen to color the sandwich bread for lunch.
  • Cut shamrock shapes out of the waffles for a breakfast surprise.
  • Sprinkle sparkly "leprechaun magic" (aka confetti) about the house and yard as evidence of their visit.
  • Make a few tiny hand and foot prints with green markers (think tile floors, light switch plates, or the metal door frame for easy clean-up).
  • Color or write notes on the mirrors from the leprechauns with green markers. 
  • Hang green party streamers across doorways or wrap it around chairs, banisters, etc.
  • Hide blocks, tennis balls or coins inside shoes. 
  • Mix things up -- turn over a chair, mismatch the shoes or socks, pull open the dresser drawers, turn jackets inside-out.
If you have leprechauns who visit your home, be sure to share their mischief in the comments.

1 comment:

Brooklyn said...

These are wonderful ideas! My munchkins are much more interested in St. Patrick's Day this year and we'll definitely be seeing some of there :)