Cute and Clever Leprechaun Trap Ideas

A fun leprechaun trap made out of a green top hat with a rainbow on top.
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When Lainey was in 1st grade, she had an interesting holiday project for school. She had to make a leprechaun trap for St. Patrick’s Day!

I thought this was such a cute idea and the girls were so excited to make it! But we tend to get excited over school projects, just check out Lyvi’s 3rd grade solar system!

We had a shoe box and after a little trip to the Dollar Tree we created an interesting green contraption, complete with a rainbow and pot of gold!

The trap was a hole cut in the top of the box, covered by green post-it notes so that the leprechaun would fall through it.

We were so proud of our little project!

Leprechaun trap project for first grade!
(Lainey loved decorating the box with all the green goodies we found at Dollar Tree!)

But when I got on-line and looked around, I was blown away by all the creative leprechaun traps that people have come up with!

Check them out!

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A Green Top Hat

How could a leprechaun resist a big green top hat with a rainbow on top???

Free Gold!

This is where we got a lot of inspiration for our leprechaun trap! I love the ladder and the promise of free gold. How could a leprechaun stay away from that?

Rainbow Stairs

I love the rainbow stairs on this one! Plus, what lucky little dude could resist some gold coins?

Trapped on a Cloud

What leprechaun would ever suspect that they were being trapped on a cloud? That’s what makes this trap so clever!

Long Bright Rainbow

How could a lucky little leprechaun pass by this gorgeous trap? That long, bright rainbow caught my eye for sure!

Hanging Pot of Gold

I love the hanging pot of gold on this clever trap! If I was a leprechaun, I would definitely have to try to get that gold!

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Bottle of Luck

I love that this leprechaun trap is made out of a bottle that you might already have on hand. Not to mention the glittery gold tape around the top!

Bird Cage

Using a bird cage to trap a little green elf is a brilliant idea!

Skittles!

What better way to trick a leprechaun than with some yummy rainbow candy? Use Skittles to lure a leprechaun into your trap!

Simple, but Effective

This leprechaun trap is one of the oldest in the book! It’s simple, but effective.

A Drop Cage

Wow! This trap is incredible! From the drop cage to the gold, glittery path, this one is sure to work!

Lego Trap

Your kids will love building their leprechaun trap out of Legos!

I hope these ideas get you and your kids started on making your own clever leprechaun trap!

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