Leprechaun Trap

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Project by missingdigitworkshop posted 1764 days ago 7245 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 1764 days ago

Very Clever.

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#2 posted 1764 days ago

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

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#3 posted 1764 days ago

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 1764 days ago

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 1764 days ago

Wow we are talking WEE little ones arent we.Fun

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#6 posted 1764 days ago

Cute “little” project.

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#7 posted 1764 days ago

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 1763 days ago

that’s awesome.
what a great activity.

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#9 posted 1763 days ago

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 1763 days ago

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 1763 days ago

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 1761 days ago

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

-- merle

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#13 posted 1241 days ago

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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