Looking to catch a leprechaun this St. Patrick’s Day with your kiddos? You’ll need a leprechaun trap! These 15 DIY Leprechaun Trap Ideas are tons of fun for the entire family!
WHY MAKE A LEPRECHAUN TRAP?
Leprechaun traps can sometimes be a school homework assignment for children in lower elementary grades, but that’s not the only reason why they’re made – they’re also a TON of fun (and excellent creative brain work!)!
Legend has it that anyone who successfully traps a leprechaun on the night before St. Patrick’s Day will be granted three wishes, so it’s no wonder why children are so eager to trap one!
HOW DOES A LEPRECHAUN TRAP WORK?
Leprechaun traps are generally constructed out of common household items and craft supplies and are designed to lure in the leprechaun with the promise of gold coins or other treats but they end up in a “trap”!
It’s not often that a sneaky little leprechaun actually gets caught in the trap, but they do often leave behind evidence of their presence – footprints, shamrocks, gold coins (chocolate or gold dollar coins), or a note for the children who set the trap! Check out these fun and creative Leprechaun Traps below!!
15 Leprechaun Traps to Make for St. Patrick’s Day
Dollar Tree Leprechaun Trap by Homespun Hydrangea
See how we used some Dollar Tree supplies to make this adorable mini leprechaun trap or even leprechaun fairy garden.
Cereal Box Leprechaun Traps by Crafts by Amanda
Leprechauns are super tricky and really fast, so if you want to find out the secret about where their gold is hidden you must set a leprechaun trap! This idea puts a cereal box to work!
Clay Pot Leprechaun Traps by Easy Crafts for Kids
This easy craft is the perfect trap for a sneaky leprechaun!
Leprechaun Hat Trap by Easy Crafts for Kids
Everyone knows that Leprechauns are associated with good luck!! Try to catch one with this cute hat craft!
Easy Leprechaun Hats by Drugstore Divas
These easy crafts are the perfect way to make a leprechaun feel at home, and fall right into your trap!
Shamrock Sensory Bottles by Mom Wife Busy Life
These sensory bottles help kids calm down when needed, and they set the stage for a distraction to help the kids trap their own leprechaun!
Building an Effective Leprechaun Trap by Team Cartwright
Catching a sneaky leprechaun is hard! This idea helps kids build a super effective trap this season!
Easy Leprechaun Trap by Mom Junky
All you need are a few supplies and a few magically delicious snacks to set this trap!
How to Catch a Leprechaun by Genya Mom
Can free gold and a fun story do the trick in catching a tricky leprechaun?
Leprechaun Trap by Mom Wife Busy Life
May the luck of the Irish be with you this year as you set a trap no leprechaun can resist!
Setting Leprechaun Traps by The Tiptoe Fairy
Before you can catch one, you have to figure out, what do leprechauns really love? This idea helps you set a trap with all of their favorite things!
Stem Traps by Little Bins for Little Hands
This stem activity makes for a sure fire way to catch a leprechaun. It also incudes free printable activity cards!
Leprechaun Garden by Messy Little Monster
What if instead of trapping a leprechaun, this year you create a space he won’t want to leave?!
Leprechaun Houses by STLS Motherhood
Make a little home away from home for your leprechaun with this template! It is so much fun to create with the kids!
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