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 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 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!
Looking for an easy leprechaun trap idea? This Leprechaun Hat Trap couldn’t be simpler, and it’s a fun family activity!
Make this creative Pulley Trap Leprechaun Trap and try to trick the leprechauns into falling for the “Free Gold” sign! A great STEAM activity!
There are so many creative ways to trap a leprechaun! This clever trap uses the “Free Slide” technique for the ultimate trap!
Fill this easy-to-make Popsicle Stick Leprechaun Trap with some yummy candy, and you’ll be sure to catch the little guy!
This Shoebox and Ladder Trap is simple and fun to make for kids of all ages!
This awesome Under the Rainbow Leprechaun Trap costs almost nothing to make and will outsmart even the sneakiest of leprechauns!
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 great way to utilize a common item like a shoebox in a creative way!
Leprechaun Traps come in all shapes, sizes, and materials! Here is one example of a LEGO Leprechaun Trap with really cool details!
You can make this Leprechaun Prop Trap with simple items you can find around the house. Use a shoe box, wooden stick, and your imagination to create your own unique design!
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! 😉🍀