Living a creative life

Thursday, March 05, 2009


My oldest son, Sean, has an assignment this month. Each third grader is required to plan, devise, build and write an essay on "How to Trap A Leprechaun." Sean decided to go with a planter theme to showcase his plan to catch a Leprechaun. He planted some greenery, made a pathway out of rocks, used an archway with a bell at the beginning of the path and a wheelbarrow with a pot of gold at the end of the path. Above that pot of gold is the trap. An Irish looking shot glass attached to a stick, ready to trap a Leprechaun!
Here's a close-up of the trap and the wheelbarrow. Sean stuck a muscle man on the pathway until we can find a suitable Leprechaun ;)

Of course, my first grader, Jake, wanted to make his own planter and trap, too. Jake used different greenery and put gold coins to the left of the path with a similar trap above those gold coins.

Jake drew and colored his own Leprechaun, glued him on a popsicle stick and stuck him by the gold coins, ready for capture!
The boys and I had fun creating these little imaginative works of art.

1 comment:

Jenn said...

These are adorable! How fun! We just wrap a box in white paper and then the kids decorate the outside and glue a gold coin in the bottom of the box. :)