Wondering how to make a Leprechaun trap? Are you looking for a great way to celebrate Saint Patrick’s day? Well, how does making your own leprechaun trap to catch that sneaky little leprechaun sound like? {giggles} Today we are sharing with you 20 DIY leprechaun traps that are just so much fun to make!

leprechaun traps- Image shows a compilation of leprechaun traps for kids of all ages. From different sources, including a chest filled with gold and a rainbow, and a bright green hat with a latter leading to the gold on top.
Let’s have some fun creating some leprechaun traps!

Homemade Leprechaun Traps

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! If you are here, you are probably looking for a fun way to celebrate this holiday. This is why we compiled some creative ways to make your own trap and catch these little guys! From a little ladder to a lego leprechaun trap, there’s no doubt these awesome leprechaun trap ideas will capture your child’s imagination.

We have crafts for every skill level and age, plus, you’ll love how simple it is to prepare for these crafts (most of the craft supplies can be found in a Dollar Store) while some you probably already have at home, such as hot glue, a shoe box, toilet paper roll, cereal boxes, pipe cleaners, glitter glue, a glue gun, green paper, and cotton balls.

The fun part after making these DIY ideas is checking if we caught one of those sneaky leprechauns the next morning. Who knows, maybe they left free gold for us!

Happy crafting and good luck!

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Related: Make your own handprint Leprechaun!

Best Leprechaun Traps That Kids Can Make

1. Saint Patricks Day Leprechaun Traps

leprechaun traps- Leprechaun crafts and leprechaun trap and the supplies to make it. Idea from Kids Activities Blog
Making your own leprechaun trap is so easy.

Let’s build a rock wall for leprechauns with some gold coins and the flag of Ireland at the top. Hopefully, we’ll get a pot of gold after!

2. Cereal Box Leprechaun Trap

leprechaun traps-  cereal box leprechaun trap over a paper rainbow and cotton ball clouds. Idea from Craftys by Amanda
How many leprechauns will you catch tonight?

Try this homemade cereal box leprechaun trap to see if you are lucky enough to catch a leprechaun. From Crafts by Amanda.

3. DIY Leprechaun Trap Craft for Kids

leprechaun traps- paper leprechaun trap made with cotton balls and a paper rainbow. Text says free gold. Idea from Premeditated Leftovers
That free gold will surely catch a leprechaun’s eye.

This Leprechaun trap craft is a fun activity for kids as they look forward to St.Patrick’s Day. It is made with an empty wipes box, construction paper, spray paint, cotton balls, and markers! From Premeditated Leftovers. They’ll never see the secret trap door!

4. Free Printable – Leprechaun Trap Signs

leprechaun traps- intricate leprechaun motel made with pieces of wood and paint. Idea from Sweet metel moments
Leprechauns will love resting in this motel.

This free printable for leprechaun trap signs from Sweet Metel Moments is perfect for kindergarteners and older kids. Follow the step-by-step tutorial for making the trap. Gold makes the best Leprechaun bait.

5. Set Your Rainbow Leprechaun Trap

leprechaun traps- tasty leprechaun trap with cookies and other things for leprechauns, made with popsicle sticks. Idea from club.chicacircle
Irresistible leprechaun trap!

Leprechauns love gold, rainbows, and four leaf clovers – and this craft has it all! Grab your colored craft sticks and school glue. From Club Chica Circle. What Leprechaun could resist colorful rainbow candy? Don’t worry, the recipes for the rainbow treats are included.

6. How to Make a Lucky Leprechaun Trap

leprechaun traps- fancy green and gold leprechaun trap made with a glass and stairs. Idea from Martha Steward
What a fancy leprechaun trap!

This St. Patrick’s Day, stop those pesky leprechauns in their tracks by creating an easy-to-assemble leprechaun trap, little ladder included! From Martha Stewart. Grab your green construction paper and gold paper for this easy Leprechaun trap idea.

7. How to Build a Leprechaun Trap

leprechaun traps- Sweet leprechaun trap in the shape of a hat, with the words "free gold". Idea from thesuburbansoapbox
A craft that can be done with young children too.

These instructions to build a leprechaun trap are so easy to follow, perfect for kids in kindergarten, 1st grade, or older, although they might need adult assistance. From The Suburban Soapbox. The Leprechaun isn’t ready for the trap doors! They’ll be too focused on the gold! I love this Leprechaun hat trap, so cute.

8. Leprechaun Trap Ideas

leprechaun traps- creative "leprechaun resort" made with household supplies. Idea from momsandmunchkins
What a fun little resort for leprechauns!

Let’s make the perfect resort destination for a leprechaun, a “Golden Resort”, which has everything leprechauns cannot resist – golden coins, a rainbow river, and more fun things. From Moms & Munchkins.

9. St. Patrick’s Day Crafts – Leprechaun Trap

leprechaun traps- simple and cute leprechaun trap made with leftover pieces of fabric, popsicle sticks, cartonboard and other simple supplies. Idea from Lia Griffith
You don’t need a lot of supplies to have a fun craft activity.

This Leprechaun trap from Lia Griffith uses a tall mason jar as its mainframe which is decorated with super cute Irish-inspired paper and cut-out shamrocks, a little ladder, and some gold nuggets or coins. You can fill this with delicious gold treats that will surely attract Leprechauns. They love treasure!

10. Leprechaun Trap Ideas

leprechaun traps- How to make a leprechaun trap with a shoe box turned into a leprechaun trap with signs pointing at it. Idea from buggy and buddy
Even a shoebox can be turned into a fun craft!

Buggy and Buddy shared a few ideas for kids to make their very own leprechaun trap! Including signs, rainbow paths, ladders, and more.

11. 9 Leprechaun Trap Ideas For STEM

leprechaun traps- Make a leprechaun trap used to get STEM skills. Idea from littlebinsforlittlehands
Kids can learn while crafting, too!

Rainbows, a shamrock, small black pot, gold coins or lucky charms are fun things to include when making your leprechaun trap. This is a great STEM craft too! From Little Bins for Little Hands. It’s another top hat trap!

12. Quest to Trap the Leprechaun in a Homemade Trap

leprechaun traps- easily make a leprechaun trap painted green and with some toys to attract leprechauns. Idea from JDaniel4s Mom
Here are 7 fun ideas to try and catch a leprechaun!

Learn how to make a leprechaun trap with a box, string, colored paper, and other easy supplies. From JDaniel4sMom.

13. Leprechaun Trap: Mini Garden STEM Project

leprechaun traps- simply make a leprechaun garden to trap one. Idea from littlebins for little hands
What a lovely garden!

Build a leprechaun trap mini garden combining STEM activities with crafting! Great for kids of all ages. From Little Bins for Little Hands.

14. Build A LEGO Leprechaun Trap

LEGO leprechaun trap made with legos. Idea from littlebinsforlittlehands
Grab your LEGOs!

All you need is your own bin of LEGO blocks and a base plate! If you have fun accessories like nets or gold bricks from various sets, go ahead and dig them out. How exciting! From Little Bins for Little Hands.

15. Leprechaun Craft for Kids

leprechaun traps- Glitter toilet roll turned into a leprechaun trap. Idea from littlebinsforlittlehands
Use this leprechaun craft as decoration during the celebrations!

We love recycling! You can make a toilet paper roll leprechaun or even just make a paper roll leprechaun hat. From The Best Ideas for Kids.

16. Under the Rainbow Leprechaun Trap

leprechaun traps- sparkly and glittery and golden leprechaun hat with stairs and a rainbow on top. Idea from funmoneymom
Kids can also wear this hat!

This awesome trap from Fun Money Mom costs almost nothing to make and will outsmart even the sneakiest of leprechauns! You make a glittery ladder for the leprechauns using glitter and popsicle sticks.

17. St. Patrick’s Day Ideas: Leprechaun Traps

leprechaun traps- Shiny and glitter how to make leprechaun trap made with a shoe box. Idea from thecraftingchicks
Isn’t this leprechaun trap just so cute?

Reuse containers around the house to make these leprechaun trap ideas – kids will love them! From The Crafting Chicks.

18. Precision engineering (aka: leprechaun traps)

These leprechaun trap crafts are a perfect way to help kids develop engineering skills while working on their crafty and artistic skills. From Super Mom Hacks.

19. DIY Leprechaun Traps for St. Patrick’s Day

leprechaun traps- clover and cute leprechaun trap made with a box and decorated with leaves. Idea from modernparentsmessykids
Add a lot of Skittles to the box to make sure leprechauns will come closer!

The best part about these traps is that your leprechaun can leave anything behind, like chocolate coins, skittles, lucky charms snack mix, and other fun objects for kids. From Modern Parents Messy Kids.

20. Saint Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Trap Tradition

leprechaun traps- Old school leprechaun trap being held by a stick. Idea from DIYinspired
A craft for kids of all ages!

This leprechaun trap is great for younger kids (even as young as 3 years old) and will guarantee hours of good fun! From DIY Inspired.

Want more St. Patrick’s Day crafts? We’ve got them At Kids Activities Blog

Did your kid enjoy making these leprechaun traps?

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