St. Patrick’s Day Craft: Leprechaun Trap!

Have you ever wanted to catch a tricky little Leprechaun? Learn how to make a leprechaun trap and some tips and tricks!

Holidays in our house are a huge deal. We do something for pretty much every Holiday, my parents did it for me, so I try to make sure I do that for my little girl.

St. Patrick’s Day Craft: Leprechaun Trap

So, for St. Patrick’s Day every year me and my little one make Leprechaun Traps! This is a fun St. Patrick’s Day Craft for you and your kids to do together. We treat it kind of like the Easter Bunny, we usually leave a small shoe or coat behind to make it look like she almost caught a Leprechaun, and he was impressed so he leaves her little presents!

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This is our Leprechaun Trap for this year! It was super easy and fun to make.

Here is what you will need for this St Patrick’s Day Craft: Leprechaun Trap:

  • A box (any kind will work)
  • construction paper
  • something shiny! (Leprechauns love shiny stuff!)
  • markers
  • Decorations for your box
  • scissors and glue

Step 1: Cut a hole in the top of the box (this is where the Leprechaun will get trapped! and cover the rest of the box with green construction paper.

Step 2: Add Directions to your box and cover the hole with a “rug”.  Add a Pot of gold (We used yellow construction paper cut out like gold coins) so when your Leprechaun will fall in the hole when he goes for the gold! Make sure you add a rainbow to your trap so the Leprechaun knows where to look for the gold!

Step 3: Don’t forget to add a ladder so the Leprechaun can get to the gold. Set it out the night before St Patrick’s Day and good luck!

Here are some Fun Facts about Leprechauns:

  • Leprechauns are Nocturnal, that’s why they are hard to catch!
  • Leprechauns love Rainbows, 4 leaf clovers, and of course Lucky Charms!
  • Did you know Leprechauns are despised in Ireland? In America, they are cute mischievous green elves, but to the Irish, they are nasty little creatures that wreak havoc!
  • There is nothing a leprechaun cannot fix! Have you ever had something start working again after it had been broke for awhile? You might just have a leprechaun friend!

Have you ever made a Leprechaun Trap for a St. Patrick’s Day Craft?

St. Patrick’s Day Activities for Kids

Hey Moms, forget just wearing green – let’s turn St. Patrick’s Day into a full-blown fiesta for your kiddos! Aside from making leprechaun trap, check out these awesome activities that’ll make this St. Paddy’s Day one for the memory books:

Leprechaun Hunt:

Transform your home or yard into Leprechaun central! Cut out shamrocks, hide ’em, and let the kiddos go on a treasure hunt. Clues, numbers, and lots of giggles – guaranteed!

Rainbow Crafts:

Dive into the world of rainbows with some crafty fun. Construction paper, cotton balls, glue – let the kids unleash their inner artists. Bonus points for adding a pot of gold at the end!

Irish Dance Party:

Pump up the volume with some Irish tunes and have a dance-off. Teach the little ones a jig or let them dance like no one’s watching. It’s exercise disguised as a party!

Pot of Gold Sensory Bin:

Create a magical bin filled with “gold.” Chocolate coins, yellow beads, or rice – let the kiddos dive in for a sensory adventure. Scooping and sorting – endless entertainment!

Clover Stamping:

Turn a potato into an artist’s tool! Stamp some clovers onto paper using green paint. It’s artsy, messy, and a whole lot of fun.

Story Time:

Get lost in St. Paddy’s Day tales. Leprechauns, shamrocks, and Irish folklore – let your imagination run wild together.

Green Treat Making:

Time to get hands-on in the kitchen! Green smoothies, shamrock cookies, or green pancakes – get those little chefs involved.

St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt:

Craft a scavenger hunt with clues leading to a pot of gold. Get those critical thinking gears turning!

Irish Flag Craft:

Explore the Irish flag with a crafty project. Use construction paper to create a mini flag and chat about its colors.

St. Patrick’s Day is all about making memories. These activities are not just fun but also sneak in a bit of learning and cultural appreciation. So, grab your green gear and get ready for a day filled with laughter, crafts, and a sprinkle of Irish magic. Cheers to a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!