Balloons by themselves are not that loud, but rub them together, and they become noisy, little things. This trap capitalizes on that by...
The tunnel is a nice addition to any trap. It’s a great way to start for toddlers, but is equally fun for the later ages. Forcing the kids to get down on the ground and shimmy through a long, small space is sure to make them feel they are part of the mission impossible team.
The holidays are crazy, so its nice to know you have a few simple recipes on hand. These pancakes are simple, but the pop of lemon gives them a bit of flare!
Cinnamon and sugar are always a winning combination. Check out this sweet syrup this holiday season!
You know the saying "A picture is worth a thousand words?" We thought that instead of typing today, we would just give you some great pictures from Matt's family! His kids are still pretty young, so these are great traps for the littles.
The shower curtain rod provides an endless list of trapping possibilities. We used yarn, silverware, and metal measuring cups to create ...
This is a tricky obstacle to pull off, but so worth it. If you are willing to take on the challenge here are the basics.
DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE your children! They are much sneakier than you think. They are ten times quieter than you can believe. And they always do something you never thought of. Which is really a proud moment for a parent.
If you've got a good sized stash of canned goods, and don’t mind hauling them off the shelves, this trap is very simple.
Escapees quickly learn to never just open their door Christmas morning. There are so many obstacles you can set up behind doors, they will never know if that swinging door is harmless or rigged to some noisy contraption.
The ease of acquiring supplies and setting-up this obstacle makes this an ideal trap to incorporate. Simply scatter grocery sacks along the route, or in various places along the route. They are surprisingly noisy to move. For additional sneakiness....
A wall of paper, hung from ceiling to floor; imagine your child opening their door Christmas morning and instead of finding the hallway, it’s a wall of red and green, with little snowmen staring back.
My first trap was at 4 yrs old. I woke and found an ominous tower of brown paper bags between me and the Christmas tree.
One important element of the trap is understanding what the escapees are experiencing. Because they cannot see what may be waiting for them in the dark, behind doors, or other barriers they will have to proceed with extreme caution using clues from their surroundings to determine what and where the trap is. So one tactic that the trappers can use is to leave misleading clues. We provide a few examples below.
Just as its name implies, the cup tower is a trap built by stacking cups to build a barricade. It's simple to build and simple for the youngest to navigate.
With the lights dim, black thread and fishing line make nearly invisible booby traps. The thread can be used in a variety of ways that span all age levels. For example...
Jingle Bells are one of the best tools that trappers have in their arsenal. Not only do they add a festive touch to your Christmas Trap, but they are loud and almost impossible to move without making noise.
The problem with Jingle Bells is...