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10 of the Easiest Leprechaun Traps for Kids to Make

As a mom and 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.

A cute green leprechaun trap with green shamrocks and a small rainbow pot of gold.

Easy 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.

Which 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 simple leprechaun traps that your child can make on their own, or with a little help from an adult.

How to Make a Simple Leprechaun Trap for Kids

Below you will find my favorite ideas for catching leprechauns on St. Patrick’s Day.

You will notice that they are easy to put together and most of them are made from supplies that you already have at your house, or can easily pick up at The Dollar Store.

Ready to see my faves?

Here you go:

1. Simple Shoe Box Leprechaun Trap

A pot of gold leprechaun trap made with a shoe box covered in green construction paper, decorated with rainbows and gold coins.
Source: Creekside Learning

2. Cereal Box Leprechaun Trap

This leprechaun trap is made with a cereal box covered in green paper, and a rainbow and cloud.
Source: Crafts by Amanda

3. Easy Leprechaun Hat Trap

This leprechaun trap is made with a plastic St. Patricks day hat, pretzel stick, marshmallow, and gold coins.
Source: All Things Fulfilling

4. DIY Tissue Box Leprechaun Trap

This leprechaun trap is a tissue box painted black, with a chalk rainbow drawn on the side. Propped open with a popcicle stick and a path of glitter shamrock stickers.
Source: Modern Parents Messy Kids

5. Preschool Leprechaun Trap

An easy leprechaun trap made with a shoe box covered in tin foil and decorated with rainbow stickers
Source: No Biggie

6. Recycled Cardboard Leprechaun Trap

This colorful leprechaun trap is made with recycled cardboard boxes and tubes, and decorated with colorful construction paper and stickers.
Source: Artsy Momma

7. Easy Preschool Leprechaun Trap

This Preschool leprechaun trap is made with recycled cardboard tubes and a rainbow color popcicle stick ladder.
Source: Grey House Harbor

8. Paper Bowl Leprechaun Trap

This leprechaun trap is made with a simple paper bowl painted green, proped up with a popcicle stick on a hand-drawn rainbow.
Source: Simply Kinder

9. Easy Leprechaun Trap Idea for Kids

This leprechaun trap is made from a showbox covered in green paper, decorated with gold coin stickers, and proped up with a stick.
Source: DIY Inspired

10. Paper Bag Leprechaun Trap Craftivity

This leprechaun trap is made from a brown paper bag with a colorful cartoon drawing that says gold here with an arrow
Source: My Study Buddy

There you have it! 10 Super Easy and kid-friendly Leprechaun Traps. Perfect for preschool, Kindergarten or to make at home to catch that sneaky leprechaun.

Need some yummy Leprechaun Bait to trap him? Check out this post>>>

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