It just isn’t St. Patrick’s Day without some Leprechaun mischief. Kids trying to catch one? No leprechaun can resist these Leprechaun trap ideas!
We have so much fun each year setting traps for Leprechauns on St. Patrick’s Day.
The story goes, that if you set a trap, the Leprechauns will visit your house on the Eve of St. Patrick’s Day. That is the night that they call come out in search of gold to fill their pots with and then back off to the end of the rainbows they go.
Those sneaky Leprechauns tend to leave behind some gold or candies for your trouble though – making the work of setting a trap, and the disappointment of not actually catching one, bearable.
Setting a Leprechaun trap has turned into a tradition around here and each year they come up with a more elaborate idea than the last – our Leprechaun trap building has turned into an awesome St. Patrick’s Day STEM challenge.
With the kids older and taking the lead they don’t need my help building their traps anymore but when they were tots and pre-schoolers we had so much fun crafting up a Leprechaun trap together.
Choose one of these Leprechaun Trap ideas to create with your kids and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some green mischief.
Leprechaun Trap Ideas
Those sneaky leprechauns won’t be able to resist visiting this under the rainbow leprechaun trap.
Or you might try a simple traditional leprechaun trap made with a cereal box and stick.
Use up an old wipes box for this shiny gold Leprechaun trap.
You can also decorate a store bought bug catcher in green and gold to repurpose as a Leprechaun trap.
This green top hat shaped leprechaun trap is just too cute!
My favorite way to make a Leprechaun trap, especially with older kids, is to turn it into an open ended Leprechaun Trap STEM challenge.