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If your kids want to catch a leprechaun this St. Patrick’s Day, they’ll need to build a leprechaun trap. Homemade leprechaun traps can be built with basic household items, and they can often be entirely kid-made.
I shared a homemade leprechaun trap earlier this week. If your kids want more ideas, have your kids scroll through the ideas below and see which ones spark their creativity.
Gather up your green supplies – construction paper, washi tape, scrapbook paper, and stickers – and let your kids start building their traps.
Will they catch a real leprechaun? Not likely. But, let them get creative, create childhood memories, and maybe.. just maybe… they’ll find a little goodie left in their traps on St. Patrick’s Day morning.
The Jenny Evolution shares her idea for creating a leprechaun trap. She uses simple household items and items you may already have in your craft closet.
Bring some STEM into your plans with this awesome idea from Little Bins for Little Hands. She created a Leprechaun Trap Kit for her son. It even includes a free planning page to print out.
This LEGO Leprechaun Trap from Little Bins for Little Hands is amazing!
Leprechauns will definitely want to follow the gold to the end of this rainbow! There’s Just One Mommy shares her take on a fun leprechaun trap that young children can make.
Buggy and Buddy share a fun leprechaun trap that features a rope ladder, rainbow path, and lots of gold coins!
This leprechaun trap from Crafts by Amanda features a trap on a fluffy cloud!
More Leprechaun Traps to Inspire Your Kiddos
Leprechaun Trap Ideas from Moms and Munchkins
Going for Gold with a Leprechaun Trap from Mosswood Connections
Make LEGO Leprechaun Traps from Brain Power Boy
Another LEGO Leprechaun Trap from Brain Power Boy
St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Trap Tradition from DIY Inspired
Leprechaun Trap: St. Patrick’s Day Craft from B-Inspired Mama
Saint Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Trap from Kids Activities Blogs
Making a Leprechaun Trap from Coffee Cups and Crayons
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about St. Patrick’s Day. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
How to Catch a Leprechaun – You’ve been planning night and day, and finally you’ve created the perfect trap! Now all you need to do is wait. Is this the year you’ll finally catch the leprechaun? Start a St. Patrick’s Day tradition with this fun and lively children’s book.
The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day – It’s the night before St. Patrick’s Day, and Tim and Maureen are wide awake setting traps to catch a leprechaun! When they wake the next morning to the sound of their dad playing the bagpipes and the smell of their mom cooking green eggs, they’re shocked to find that they’ve actually caught a leprechaun. But will they be able to find his pot of gold?
Ten Lucky Leprechauns – Count from one to ten as one little leprechaun looking for treasure magically becomes ten silly leprechaun friends at the end of the rainbow! A humorous, rhyming celebration of St. Patrick’s Day!
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Everything you need to create your own leprechaun traps! Includes ‘The Definitive Guide to Leprechauns and their Capture’, as well as a box full of items that can create traps to help you get your own gold!
This St. Patrick’s Day Tic Tac Toe game set is the perfect St. Patrick’s day class gift, birthday party favor, or travel game!