First, find the old leprechaun trap from last year. Think of ways to improve the design so little Paddy O’Seamus won’t escape this time. Come up with the idea of a rainbow to lure him to a pot of chocolate coins wrapped in gold. Place the pot of gold carefully over the hole cut out of the top of the trap. Try to keep your brothers from eating the chocolate.
Make signs saying “Do not touch” and “Do not climb ladder,” knowing the leprechaun will of course do the exact opposite and fall into your trap.
Place a tiny vegetable patch near the trap. Apparently, this will lull Paddy O’Seamus into a false sense of security. He won’t expect trouble in a garden.
Last but not least, wait with anticipation until St. Patrick’s Day morning. Imagine all the things you’ll buy once you’ve captured the leprechaun and made him hand over his gold. Ask if you can keep him since it doesn’t seem very nice to take his gold and then kick him out. Go up to the playroom and make a leprechaun house for the newest family member.