We all know leprechauns love the colour green; it is their favourite colour. But will it help catch one? Build and grow this lucky leprechaun garden and see if you can spot a lucky leprechaun this St. Patrick's Day.
First, you are going to want to find a planter; this can be a jar, garden container, or even better, a pot to hold all the gold.
Then you will fill your planter with good potting soil. Potting soil contains nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (NPK). These are the key nutrients that help plants grow, as well as calcium, magnesium, and sulfur.
Now, you will want to find plants that leprechauns love! Do you know what those might be? Well, if you guessed a shamrock, you would be right! You can plant an oxalis, which is known as a shamrock plant, but any greens will do.
Did you know? Leprechauns are also known to like mushrooms. You can make some out of modeling clay and wire. Wrap the clay around the wire and then form the mushroom top and bake in the oven* according to the instructions on your clay.
*Make sure an adult helps you with the oven - it's hot.
Next, you will want to find some moss and cover any visible soil around your newly planted Greens. This helps to keep the soil moist for your plants. Perhaps with the moisture, a rainbow will form with a pot of gold at the end. Once you have placed the moss over the soil, put in your cooled mushrooms.
HINT: Leprechauns sometimes hide under mushrooms, so look carefully for little footprints.
Now that you have your leprechaun garden planted, take care of it and enjoy.
Don’t forget to keep an eye out for leprechauns visiting your garden!
To have even more fun with your garden, come with us on a scavenger hunt to find items needed for your Leprechaun Garden.
Lucky Mini Horseshoe
An Irish Flag
A Top Hat
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