I am Maria, from CLOSE TO HOME, and I am thrilled to be the guest blogger on Fun on a Dime. This is a blog close to my own blog’s philosophy that more people are staying closer to home these days. There is a need to be more self sufficient and be creative in our entertaining and daily lives. The trick is still making it special, inexpensive and often with things you already have around the house. I am a SAHM whose blogging intent is to offer recipes, crafts, reviews, giveaways, gardening and entertaining tips to my readers..
A few years ago our Family Fun Magazine had ideas for leprechaun Traps. The kids searched through the ideas and decided on this one. We made some gold pieces out of candy wrappers and instead of a wooden ladder we used one from a toy fire truck. The kids were quite surprised when they woke up and found that the tricky leprechaun had been to the trap but escaped.
Here are a few other fun tricks we share every St. Pat’s Day that your kids might enjoy as well. All you need is some green food dye, a green marker, and sleeping children!!
1. A few days before st. patrick’s day, I observe the milk carton and when I am close to the end, I open another carton. I save the almost empty one to add green food dye the night before so the kids will be served green milk on st. pat’s morning.
2. We also leave some green food dye in the toilet bowl.
3. To show off the mischief of the leprechaun,many objects are misplaced and upside down in the house as well.
4. Lastly, if I know the kids have been asleep for a while, I leave a little green marker mark on their face or hands and say the leprechaun has left you with a kiss.
And Make sure you little leprechauns are dressed for the occasion. Here is my latest festive headband creation.
This is one holiday that there are no gifts just good clean fun and mischief. Love to hear what mischief your leprechaun has done at your house.