13 Easy Leprechaun Trap Ideas for Kids
As a mom and elementary school teacher I know all about the fun (and stress) that comes with making Leprechaun traps for St. Patrick’s Day. Today I am sharing super easy leprechaun traps that kids can actually make.
The Easiest Leprechaun Traps for Kids
If you’re here, I am guessing it’s because your child’s teacher has asked their class to build leprechaun traps at home.
And here’s the dealio, folks:
This sounds like a lot of fun….and it will be, but let’s set realistic expectations first.
Most of the leprechaun traps that you see on Pinterest were not made by kids…
They were either made by parents or professional craft bloggers.
This is totally fine, but the finished results are totally unattainable for most kids between the ages of 3 and 10 years old.
As a teacher I am a big proponent of doing crafts WITH your child, not FOR your child….ya know what I mean?
That’s why I have created this post; to share easy ideas for kids to make their own leprechaun trap with a little help from an adult.
How to Make a Simple Leprechaun Trap for Kids
St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and that means it’s time to gather your craft supplies and try to trick that sneaky little leprechaun who’s on the hunt for some free gold.
Homemade leprechaun traps are a great way for kids of all ages to work on problem-solving, and creativity and test out their engineering skills.
Not only are they a fun tradition, but they can also be a great family project that kids of all ages can do with everyday household items like cereal boxes, toilet paper rolls and construction paper.
If your kiddos are hoping to trap their own pesky leprechaun, take a look at the ideas below for inspiration.
Ready to see my faves?
Here you go:
Fun Leprechaun Traps for Kids
Recycled Coffee Container Trap
A great way to use those plastic coffee containers! Cover with paper and place some shiny trinkets inside!
Cereal Box Leprechaun Trap
Sneaky leprechauns won't be able to resist this cereal box leprechaun trap. Use construction paper to build a rainbow path, cotton balls, and string connected to a wooden dowl to catch him when he comes to steal the gold.
Free Printable Leprechaun Trap
This print-and-go idea makes the entire process so easy!
Easy Hat Trap
It doesn't get any easier than this brilliant idea. Turn a green hat from the Dollar Store into a trap with a pretzel and marshmallow! Perfect for little hands.
Interactive Leprechaun Trap
Don't toss that tissue box. Paint it to look like "the end of the rainbow" and prop it up with a popsicle stick. No cutting required!
Easy Tissue Box Trap
This St. Patrick's Day craft makes the perfect STEAM activity for kids, combining art and engineering.
Simple Shoebox Trap
Cover a shoebox with green paper and add a ladder and sign, so he knows where to find the gold coins. Hopefully, he won't notice the trap door!
Preschool Leprechaun Trap
Everyone knows that leprechaun's love shiny objects. Cover a box with aluminum foil and cover it with shamrock stickers.
Soda Bottle Leprechaun Trap Idea
Fuzzy pom poms and a toothpick ladder are all you need for this recycled soda bottle trap.
Recycled Cardboard Leprechaun Trap
I love this creative idea! Paper towel rolls, pipe cleaners, and a tissue box are decorated to trick even the most clever leprechauns.
Leprechaun Trap Project
Paint a paper bowl and prop it up with a popsicle stick placed on top of a rainbow coloring sheet.
Saint Patrick' s Day Leprechaun Trap
Another simple idea we love.
Paper Bag Leprechaun Trap Craftivity
Great to do with an entire class. This paper bag trap is a simple idea that anyone can make.
There you have it! 10 Super Easy and kid-friendly Leprechaun Traps. Perfect for preschool, Kindergarten, school-aged kids to make at school or home to catch that sneaky leprechaun.
Thanks for checking out my favorite leprechaun trap ideas. I hope you’ve been inspired to have some St. Patrick’s Day fun as a family.
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