If you are on the hunt for an easy St. Patrick’s day craft that incorporates a bit of fun in building a simple leprechaun trap, you are in the right place!
Making leprechaun traps can be so much fun especially when the crafting, building, inspiration and creativeness come with the help from your littles.
My hope is that you enjoy this simple and very easy shoe box leprechaun trap.
Related: Here is our favorite St. Patricks Day Busy Book.
How to make a Leprechaun Trap
Recycled shoe box
Cut out strips of construction paper in the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.
Use elmers glue or scotch tape to tape them onto the lid of the recycled shoe box.
Create a hole on the opposite end of the shoe box lid.
Then, insert the recycled paper roll through this opening.
Insert the shoe box lid to one side of the shoe box.
Add a green construction paper sheet inside of the shoe box.
Insert gold coins, lucky charms (a pretend bait for the leprechaun to try and catch.)
Decorate it in your own personal unique style by using stickers, pom poms.. Large craft sticks for writing out a sign.
To create the ladder, draw on 3 small popsicle sticks.
Then, glue these 3 small popsicle sticks onto 2 large popsicle sticks to create a ladder.
Making leprechaun trap is easy peasy!
Leprechaun Trap Ideas
Making a homemade leprechaun trap can be easy with these common items:
Lucky charms – bring out the cereal for easy bait for the leprechaun.
Gold coins – this is a great secondary bait (that we used) in adding to our leprechaun traps.
A ladder – this was an idea my little came up with and a smart one too! Decorate it to add your own unique style.
Decorative materials – we used construction paper and craft sticks for adding to our decoration.
A recycled item – in this leprechaun trap, we used a recycled paper roll and a recycled shoe box (we used this for our trapping mechanism too!) Other recycled items can look like: a jar, toilet paper roll or cereal box.
Top Leprechaun Trap Items:
Shoe box leprechaun trap
This easy trap for a leprechaun was very simple to make and only required a few homemade items:
Recycled shoe box
Recycled toilet paper roll or recycled paper roll
Gold coins, lucky charms or shamrocks
What other fun ways could we go about adding to this simple leprechaun trap project?
If you’ve ever made leprechaun traps for kids, I’d love to hear your ideas and maybe we can try it out next time! What is the point of a leprechaun trap?
How do you make a leprechaun trap that really works?
Grab a few homemade recycled items, get out any supplies you would use (elmers glue, pom poms..) and let littles imagine and create a simple leprechaun trap.
You’d be surprised what they come up with with a little help from you too!
What do you put in a leprechaun trap?
Does the leprechaun leave anything?
In our instances, the leprechaun has only left one small shoe (black boot) or a small hat.
I’ve also added fun St. Patrick’s Day items that are kid friendly (like a notepad or a stamp) to make it extra fun! 🙂
This shows that the leprechaun did in fact show up, ate the lucky charms and left behind something.
My littles love this!
I hope you enjoyed this easy homemade trap for leprechauns!
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