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How to catch a Leprechaun!

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So what exactly is a leprechaun? A leprechaun is a tiny elf that appeared from Irish folklore. He loves big shiny gold coins, shamrocks, beautiful rainbows, and anything that is green. According to the old legend, if a human somehow succeeds in capturing some of these small green men, the leprechaun will fulfill your needs. They will give you three wishes or give you his pot of gold!

Catching a leprechaun sure can be tricky, so one of the best ways to do it is by making a leprechaun trap. Building leprechaun traps for St. Patrick's Day is a pretty fun and enjoyable activity you can involve the whole family in. Children will enjoy building their unique leprechaun traps for St Patrick's day. And the best thing is that every trap can be different, and there is no right way to catch a leprechaun.


Top 3 Leprechaun Traps

To create your very own leprechaun traps, here are some essential components you may want to include: 

Shamrocks - you will be able to find shamrock stickers, or you can even let your children draw on their own on a small green paper.

Decoration - you can use green construction or glitter paper to do some personalization and decoration on your traps.

Bait - lucky charms or fake gold coins so that you can bait the leprechaun!

Ladder - you can create a ladder using pipe cleaners, twigs, Legos, or even popsicle sticks.

Trapping Mechanism - now, to trap the leprechaun, you must create a trap, so you can make a hole, a door that closes or something that will drop on top of the magical leprechaun.

We will show you three fun, and straightforward leprechaun traps you can create with your loved ones' help. First, you can assemble all the supplies in one spot and then let your children build their own variants too!

Your children will have fun preparing and designing their traps beforehand. Have them firstly draw out a design so that they can build it after.

1. Hat Leprechaun Trap


  • Tiny Green Hat
  • Green Paper
  • Decorative Stickers 
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Lucky Charms
  • Hot Glue 
  1. Lean a 3-inch pipe cleaner part at both ends. Stick the pipe cleaner with glue at the bottom of your construction paper.
  2. Put the hat upon the pipe cleaner so that it is at an angle.
  3. Add a path of Lucky Charms that will be leading into the hat.
  4. Then, finally, add some funny stickers to the paper for a cute decoration.
  5. Wait for the trap to be triggered!

2. Glass Jar Leprechaun Trap


  • Jar
  • Green Paper
  • Gold Coins/Lucky Charms
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Hot Glue
  • Black Marker
  1. Take a pair of scissors and cut a circle from the green paper, making it slightly larger than the jar's opening. Then cut a small hole out of the middle of the circle for a gap in the jar. Grab the black marker and write "FREE GOLD" or "FREE COINS" on the rooftop of the circle. You really want to entice the leprechaun!
  2. Cut a 2-inch wide strip of green paper and apply it around the mouth of the jar, using glue to attach the ends together. Then attach the circle to the top.
  3. Create a ladder out of 2 pipe cleaners and bend it up against the jar.
  4. Grab the gold coins and place them inside the jar!
  5. Wait to see if a leprechaun takes the bait!


3. Paper Roll Leprechaun Trap 



  • Green Paper
  • Black Paper
  • Popsicle Stick
  • Gold Coins/Lucky Charms
  • Hot Glue
  • Black Marker
  • Decorative Stickers
  • Toothpick
  1. Make a cylinder out of the green paper. Then cut out two circles from the paper–one from the green and one from the black. Make the circles somewhat larger than the opening of the paper cylinder.
  2. Grab some glue and stick the green circle onto one end of the paper roll. And stick the black circle on the top side of the opposing end of the paper cylinder.
  3. Then, glue a toothpick under the paper circle to prop it up.
  4. Create a sign out of green paper and glue it to the popsicle stick. Write down something like, "Get Your GOLD." And then attach this to the backside of the paper roll.
  5. Finally, insert some gold coins or Lucky Charms as bait inside the paper cylinder. If you want to make it even more attractive, then decorate it using some funny stickers or shamrocks. 

You can follow these leprechaun traps or use for inspiration to build your own. Once the trap is all set up, delight your kids with leprechaun tricks around your home, and then party with green treats! So go out there and start building the leprechaun trap before it's too late.

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