The idea is simple. For hundreds of years, people have been trying to catch the wily Leprechaun, hoping to get their hands on the little fellows’ pots o’ gold.
But that’s no small feat. Leprechauns are fast, clever, and love few things more than taunting those unfortunate few who actually try catching them by pulling pranks. A Leprechaun Catcher, however, is your best chance of luring them in and holding them tight!
The Leprechaun Catcher comes with everything parents need to get started, including a Leprechaun Catcher top hat and "Leprechaun Trouble", the read-along story that explains the concept to kids 4-12.
About a week or so before St. Patrick’s Day, parents set out the Leprechaun Catcher and read the story to their kids.
Each day, there’ll be new pranks left by parents, creating the illusion THEIR Leprechaun was there: tiny green footprints on the edge of the sink, green confetti scattered around the living room, the milk’s been turned green, etc.
A small note teases their efforts to catch him, and a single “gold coin” is found with each visit — gold that fell out of your Leppy’s pocket, and can be used to lure him into the Leprechaun Catcher.
Every day it’s another prank, and another message — sorry, no Leprechaun!
The night before St. Patrick’s Day, the final gold coin your Leprechaun lost is added to the Catcher. One last chance to catch him before he gets away for another year.
In the morning, the family once again gathers around the Catcher — but this time something’s different. The trap has been tripped, and there’s a light shining out of it! Is he caught?
Opening the Catcher, it’s plain the Leprechaun was there alright... but he escaped and took his gold back with him. In its place, he left a small lighted gold pot, filled with treats, and a message:
Better Luck Next year!