Do your kids want to set up a leprechaun trap for St. Patrick’s Day? It’s lots of fun and with this idea, it’s really inexpensive too. Grab an empty container from around your house (we’re using a coffee container) and a few supplies from your local dollar store and you’re all set.
You can decorate your leprechaun trap any way you want and fill it with whatever treats and decoration you’d like. Let the kids go crazy coming up with their own creative ideas. And if you don’t manage to catch a leprechaun with your trap, your kids can enjoy the treats for themselves!
DIY Leprechaun Trap
- empty (and clean) coffee container
- green construction paper
- shredded green paper
- gold coins
- shamrock beads
- glittery foam shapes
- glittery shamrocks
- yellow popsicle sticks
- mini popsicle sticks
Cover the coffee container with construction paper. You can glue the paper to the container or tape it.
Fill the container with the shredded paper about ¾ full.
Add a few foam shapes and gold coins to the container.
Glue or tape a shamrock and gold coins to the lid of the container. Use strong tape to attach the lid to the container.
Use a popsicle stick to pry the lid open on the container. You can set the popsicle stick on top of a few items (I used the foam gold coins) to help it to stay propped up.
To create the ladder, use two yellow popsicle sticks. Glue mini popsicle sticks to the back. Set aside to dry.
Once dry, prop the ladder up against the container.
Place other shiny gold or green objects around the container and set out to try to catch a Leprechaun!