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Leprechaun Trap Ideas for Kids

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Catch a Lucky Leprechaun!

If your're looking for a fun St. Patrick's Day craft to do with the kids - then building a leprechaun trap will be right up your alley. You won't need many supplies to make it, you can use an old shoe box or even a soda bottle. Fill your trap with "bait" such as gold coins, and make a rainbow background to really make that sneaky leprechaun think he's found the gold at the end of the rainbow. A lot of schools make these projects with kids and it's easy to see why. You can leave your trap out on the eve of St. Patrick's to let your leprechaun fall prey to the trap. So check out these Leprechaun Trap Ideas for inspiration.


Recycled Soda Bottle

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Recycled Soda Bottle

This Leprechaun trap is made from a Sprite bottle. Gold chocolate coins are placed in the bottom especially for the leprechaun. Add the rainbow at the top by layering different colored pipe cleaners which also makes a great handle.

Paper Rainbow

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Paper Rainbow

Make a fun paper rainbow to go on your leprechaun trap. Cut out a rainbow shape in card stock. Then draw in the lines for each color of the rainbow. Once complete, you can then fill in the colors with crepe paper which is torn into little balls and affixed with glue. This will really add nice texture to your project.

Pot of Gold

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Pot of Gold

To make this idea, you can paint an old shoe box green. Once dry an adult can cut the trap area in the center of the lid of the box. You could use an empty fruit cup painted black instead of bucket if you don't have one to make the pot of gold.

Rainbow Ladder

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Rainbow Ladder

You can almost see the leprechaun trying to sneak up the colorful ladder to grab his gold. It's made out of a shoe box and supplies from the dollar store. Golden eggs, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, and cotton balls!

Shoe Box

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Shoe Box

The Leprechaun trap makes for a great kindergarten project. Transform an old Shoe Box by wrapping it in green paper. Add decorations such as a rainbow and shamrocks. This would also be a cute idea for a Valentine's Box too.

Shamrock Trees

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Shamrock Trees

Make a Leprechaun trap featuring a simple machine. The Shamrock Trees add an extra layer of whimsical fantasy. A ladder is made from popsicle sticks which are then painted with green glitter to make it look even more enticing and enchanting for the leprechaun.

Trapped

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Trapped

Make a cage from toothpicks on the side of your shoe box. An adult will need to cut out a square from the side of the box and the toothpicks can then be glued in there to create a cage effect. You can also add a cute little leprechaun paper cut out which can be printed from the computer.

Free Gold

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Free Gold

The 'Free Gold' here is made from rolo sweets. You can make the hat shape by covering a container with green paper or simply make the shape from green card stock. Make the band from black paper and use gold paper to make the buckle.

Popsicle Stick Cage

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Popsicle Stick Cage

Make a cage from Popsicle Sticks that will come down on him as he attempts to retrieve the gold. You can paint a really nice glittery golden path on the top of the box to lead him to exactly where you want him.

Hat

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Hat

Make a very tall shaped hat style trap from card stock to bewitch that mischievous leprechaun. The ladder is made from glittery pipe cleaners and as he gets to the top, he won't notice the hole that he's about to fall into!

Comments

Elaine Byers (author) on February 09, 2021:

Thanks Sangre, that’s a great idea for window displays!

Sp Greaney from Ireland on February 08, 2021:

I love the paper rainbow idea and the shoe box one too. That paper rainbow idea could be used for kids parties. These would be great for window displays on St Patricks Day.