Students Build Leprechaun Traps

Published 03/17 2014 06:53PM

Updated 03/17 2014 06:56PM

Some local first graders are hoping to catch some Luck of the Irish for themselves.

Monday afternoon, students at Saint John the Evangelist School in Binghamton built leprechaun traps. The 6 year-olds used recycled materials to construct snares so that the magical creatures will lead them to a pot of gold. Last week, they made blueprints to design how best to catch a leprechaun. Many of the students are using items like fake gold and cookies as bait to lure them in. Chris Gilligan is the art teacher.

Chris Gilligan says, "They'll have to think about how they're going to logistically catch these leprechaun. So having a cage that will securely keep these leprechauns overnight so that they're kind of thinking outside the box and how the leprechauns will come into the cage and how they will be able to trap them and keep them."

Gilligan says he's impressed by the students' creativity and confidence. He is encouraging students to take pictures of the leprechaun they trap and to share them with the class on Tuesday.

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