How to make a leprechaun trap

How to make a leprechaun trap
leprechaun trap

St. Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday with kids! The tricky leprechaun visits our house every year and leaves gold coins, candy, green foot prints on the TOILET SEAT, and makes a mess! Our kids LOVE IT SO MUCH. If you want to take St. Patrick’s Day to the next level, get the kids to try to catch the leprechaun. Here’s how to make a leprechaun trap:

How to make a leprechaun trap
conceal the hole to trap the leprechaun

The whole family can get together and create a trap for the leprechaun. We’ve never caught one, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. You never make the shots you don’t take.

To make a leprechaun trap, you’ll need:

  • Some sort of a box, like a shoebox
  • Art supplies like construction paper, glue, cotton balls, and stickers to decorate the trap
  • Gold coins to lure the leprechaun in
  • A ladder so the leprechaun can climb up
  • Create some sort of hole for the leprechaun falls into the box

Our leprechaun usually makes a mess, leaves gold coins and candy, but never falls in our contraption.

Some more St. Patrick’s Day crafts:

Below, some fun items to pick up from Michael’s to build your leprechaun trap. Did you know you can buy online and pick up later from the store for free?

Read next • for more fun with kids, check out affordable arts & crafts supplies for toilet paper crafts (a constant in our house!) and the best movies to watch with young kids and the best games to play with kids for family game night

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