Looking to catch a leprechaun this St. Patrick’s Day? You’ll need a leprechaun trap! These 10 DIY Leprechaun Trap Ideas are tons of fun!
St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Traps
Building a leprechaun trap is a fantastic STEAM activity for children of all ages! Use various craft and household materials (like pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, and cotton balls for example) to construct a leprechaun trap this St. Patrick’s Day to try to catch one of those mischievous creatures! These DIY leprechaun trap ideas are all easy to make and are almost guaranteed to catch one of those sneaky leprechauns!
Why Make a Leprechaun Trap?
Leprechaun traps are often 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.
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!
How to Make Leprechaun Traps
Click on any of the following photos or links to get the full how-to tutorials for these leprechaun trap projects! Follow these examples or start a new fun tradition by making your own leprechaun trap!
This may look like a fluffy cloud with shiny gold coins at the end of this rainbow, but watch out! 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! Try this homemade Cereal Box Leprechaun Trap to see if you are lucky.
Leprechaun Trap Door
Although the original post of this Leprechaun Trap seems to have gone missing (if anyone knows who to credit for this idea, please let me know!), this trap shows a fun way to utilize a common item like a shoebox in a creative way! This St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun trap has pot of gold suspended over trap doors made with green construction paper.
These leprechaun trap ideas are all so much fun! Fingers crossed that one of our readers will get lucky and catch a leprechaun this year! 😉🍀
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