7 Creative and Easy Leprechaun Traps Ideas for Kids

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The word leprechaun comes from Irish folklore. According to Irish folklore, leprechauns are small elves like creatures that store their gold in pots at the end of the rainbow. They are said to turn milk green or other things green they are fond of green color. They are mischievous creatures thus it’s said they play tricks by rearranging things in the house. If they are caught they have to grant any three wishes, thus the tradition of leprechaun trap comes to being. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in various places around the world and in Ireland mostly. This day is celebrated to mark the death date of Saint Patrick the foremost saint of Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day is one of the important religious celebrations which has many cultural and religious activities throughout the day.

Leprechaun Traps are one of the creative and cultural traditions that the parents do for their kids on this day. Leprechaun traps are created and made by parents who have small children. They are green in color and are usually very colorful, they are made a night before the St. Patrick’s Day. They signify the trap of small mystical creatures like elves. When kids or small children get up they find out these leprechaun traps in their houses and think that the small mystical creatures might have entered the traps.

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7 Awesome Leprechaun Trap Ideas for Kids

The leprechaun traps are really creative and attractive for kids. Parents try to make it as appealing as possible. Here are seven leprechaun trap ideas:

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The Hat Under the Rainbow Leprechaun Trap

This leprechaun trap is really attractive and cute. The material is very simple and can be brought from any stationary, craft or general store near you. The items are:

  • Scissors
  • Green Paint
  • Golden liquid glitter tubes
  • Glitter powder
  • Colorful straws
  • Glitter sheets of golden color
  • Artificial Grass
  • Thread
  • Adhesive

It can be made by taking a hat that can be green which will look more subtle and putting some golden glitter and fancy gold coins around the cap. Gold coins can be cut out of the golden glitter sheets and paper. Then one can attach a staircase made of golden paper which makes the way to reach the top of the cap with the sign way towards more gold. On the top of the cap, one can make a rainbow of different color straws fold it in a semicircle and then stick it over the cap. Under the rainbow one can hang a fancy artificial gold coin. What is the tricky part in this is that under the rainbow where the gold coin hangs we have to make a hole. To cover the hole we can put some artificial grass and paint it with golden color or sprinkle some glitter on them.

So when your child wakes up the next morning he will think that the leprechauns went in greedily over the cap for more gold but fell into the hole.

The Box and Stick Leprechaun Trap

This is one of the traditional leprechaun ideas that are used by parents to make leprechaun traps for kids. It’s easy to make and very simple. The items are:

  • Cardboard box
  • A wooden small stick
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Yarn
  • Craft paper of different colors
  • Green wrapping paper
  • Plastic gold coins
  • Green paints

The procedure is one can take a cardboard box or a shoebox and remove the lower bottom of it. Removing the base of the box with scissors such a way that only the four sides and the top is there and the bottom is removed. Then the box can be covered with green wrapping paper or green paints. It can be adorned with beautiful paper cut-outs from colorful craft paper. The cut-outs can include butterflies, leaves, clouds, flowers and leaf clover for good luck. One can stick them with the use of adhesives or glues. Then one can make a rainbow out of colorful craft paper and stick some plastic gold coins under it. When the box is ready one can easily put a wooden stick in one of the box ends and make it stand with the help of the wood. Attach yarn to the wooden stick in the end. Thus the next morning when your kid sees the leprechaun trap he will think that the leprechauns went to the rainbow but got trapped under the box.

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Mason Jar and Ladder Leprechaun Trap

This leprechaun trap uses a mason jar and a wooden bamboo ladder to trap the mischievous leprechauns. The items required are:

  • Bamboo small stick
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Yarn
  • Craft paper of different colors
  • Mason Jar
  • Green wrapping paper
  • Plastic gold coins
  • Green paints

The procedure of this leprechaun trap is also very easy. Take a mason jar cover it with different cutouts with an Irish touch. The cut-outs can be of butterflies, clouds, leaf clovers for good luck and flowers. Cover the whole mason jar with use of adhesive and glue and the cut-outs. Now attach a ladder made of bamboo near the mason jar. Keep the top of the mason jar open and put a paper there resting on a bamboo stick which is kept on the opening of the mason jar. On the paper put a gold coin. Now the next morning when the child gets up he will see that the leprechauns might have gone up with the ladder and had fallen into the mason jar while going after the gold coin.

Secret Trap Door Leprechaun Trap.

This is also one of the easiest leprechaun trap ideas. It is really simple to make. The items required are:

  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
  • Craft paper of different colors
  • Cardboard box, shoebox or any box which is rectangular.
  • Green wrapping paper
  • Plastic gold coins
  • Green paints.

The process goes as follows; First, take a box that is rectangular in shape and cover it with green wrapping paper. On the box stick some cut-outs of leaf clovers, clouds, butterflies and flowers of different colors. This can be done by using craft paper. Then when the whole box is covered, make a hole on the top of the box. After this attach a ladder to the box. The ladder can be made by craft paper, roll the craft paper in the form of straws and pipes and make a ladder of it. In the end, attach the ladder to the box, put some gold coins on the ladder and one coin on the top of the box which covers the hole. The moment the kid sees the trap he/she would realize that the leprechaun might have fallen inside the box while going after the gold coins greedily.

A Rainbow Leprechaun Inn

It is one of the easiest and cute ideas on can use to make leprechaun traps. Leprechauns are attracted by rainbows and gold coins, thus this idea uses all of these things that the leprechauns are attracted to. The items required are:

Scissors

  • Adhesive
  • Craft paper of different colors
  • Cardboard box
  • Green wrapping paper
  • Plastic gold coins
  • Green paints.

This leprechaun trap has a unique way of attracting mystical; creatures called leprechaun towards itself. The procedure goes as follows. First cut a side of the cardboard and make two windows and one door which will represent the front of the inn. As the leprechauns are attracted to rainbows we can attach a rainbow using craft papers and adhesive at the top and entrance of the inn. We can put some gold coins at the end of the rainbow and in the entrance of the inn. We can put some artificial grass at the entrance of the door. A hole can be made under the grass. So when the leprechaun gets excited by seeing the rainbow he will enter in the inn and to its surprise, it will in the hole made inside the luring inn.

Slide Ride Leprechaun Traps

This is one of the most cutest, tricky and easiest leprechaun traps. The items required are:

 Adhesive

  • Craft paper of different colors
  • Cardboard box
  • Green wrapping paper
  • Plastic gold coins
  • Green paints.

The procedure goes as follows; first, take a cardboard box cit it’s top to create an opening and cover it with green wrapping paper. Now make a ladder of craft paper by twisting it and attach it to the box. Inside the box put a craft paper roll, cylindrical in shape. Adorn the leprechaun trap with an Irish touch using clouds, butterflies and leaf clovers for good luck. Put some gold coins on the top of the box where we have left a big space for the roll. As soon as the leprechaun reaches the top he will have to slide into the role thus getting tricked and trapped.

A Gold Coin Pot Leprechaun Traps

This is also one of the most tricky and cute leprechaun traps. It is attractive in the sense that it can lure the leprechauns towards itself because of its appearance. The items required are:

  • Adhesive
  • Glass Pot
  • Plastic gold coins
  • Yarm
  • Craft paper of different colors
  • Bamboo sticks

This leprechaun trap I s made y attaching a ladder made by bamboo sticks to the glass pot. Adorn the glass pot with Irish touch by sticking leaf clovers, clouds, butterflies and flowers. Fill the glass pot with gold coins, the artificial one. Now cover the opening of the glass pot with a paper attached to yarn. Attach the cover of the opening at the one end of the yarn and attach the cap of the glass pot or bottle with the other end of the yarn. Now when the leprechaun  would enter into the pot of glass for a large number of gold coins present inside, because of his weight it will fall and then the cover of the glass pot will go inside and the weight of the leprechaun will pull the cap of the Glass pot and close the opening of the glass pot with the leprechaun trapped in it.

Thus, these are the seven leprechaun craft ideas that are very useful for both parents and children. These ideas are cute thus, it guarantees it will fascinate the child as, much as possible.

Sources

funmoneymom.com/10-easy-leprechaun

https://beddys.com/blogs/zipper-beds/leprechaun-trap-ideas-your-kids-will-love

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