20 Leprechaun Trap Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

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Making a Leprechaun trap is a fun way to enjoy the days leading up to St. Patrick’s Day with your kids.

Leprechaun traps can be as elaborate or as simple as you like. We love these creative ideas!

Have you ever caught a St. Patrick’s day leprechaun? Setting a leprechaun trap is a another fun way to enjoy St. Patrick’s day with your kids and bring a little fun into an otherwise holiday-free month.

20 leprechaun trap ideas

We love finding new St. Patrick’s Day ideas and this one was too cute to pass up.

I know I know, we don’t need a holiday for everything, but I love to celebrate and you can’t stop me!

We’ve had such a great response to our leprechaun hat template that I thought it was time to see if we can catch a peek at our very own leprechaun.

Unlike elf on the shelf, these little guys don’t report back to anyone. They’re just here for the St. Patrick’s Day snacks! I can get behind that.

What are Leprechauns?

Maybe you’re wondering what a leprechaun is and why should we trap them? Well, much like fairies, stories of leprechauns have delighted children for ages.

Leprechauns keep gold at the end of the rainbow and they are incredibly hard to find, which is why we try to entice them with these cute traps!

How to Catch a Leprechaun

Legend has it that if you do manage to catch a leprechaun, they have to tell you where the gold at the end of the rainbow is. Sounds good to me!

If you want to catch a leprechaun you should know they like kindness and creativity and maybe a few shiny things here and there.

And who doesn’t really? Good thing these leprechaun trap ideas have all three.

How to Make a Leprechaun Trap

To make a leprechaun trap you’ll need to use your imagination, some creativity and lots of shiny things!

Decorate your trap with bright colors and try to lure him over with treats like gold coins or shiny beads.

My friend Lisa has this down to a science. Check out this rooftop garden leprechaun trap she made from an empty cracker box!

We have lots of ideas on how to craft your leprechaun trap, but it’s up to you and your kids!

You never know if you’ll catch one, but it sure is fun to try!

Leprechaun Trap Ideas

Choose from these adorable leprechaun trap ideas and see what happens!

Will you catch one? Will you get the gold?

Maybe you can lure one with these St. Patrick’s Day treats shaped like leprechaun hats? Worth a shot!

While you wait, check out this rainbow color-by-number coloring page and break out the markers.


How To Build A Leprechaun Hat Trap by The Suburban Soapbox
Pot Of Gold Leprechaun Trap Craft By Premeditated Leftovers


Mason Jar Leprechaun Trap by Lia Griffith


Golden Resort Leprechaun Trap by Moms And Munchkins
Tissue Box Leprechaun Trap by 730 Sage Street
Shoebox Leprechaun Trap Craft by Buggy And Buddy
Lucky Charms Leprechaun Trap by Play Dr Hutch


Lego Leprechaun Trap by East Coast Mommy
Leprechaun Trap Motel by Sweet Metel Moments
Shadow Box Leprechaun Trap by Moms And Munchkins
Leprechaun Lego House by Pots And Pins


Rainbow Leprechaun Trap by Chica Circle
Golden Oatmeal Container Leprechaun Trap by Grey House Harbor
7-Up Bottle Leprechaun Trap by Dandelions And Dragonflies


Cereal Box Leprechaun Trap by Crafts By Amanda
Easy Clothes Basket Leprechaun Trap by A Mom’s Take


Leprechaun Trap Cake by Recipe By Photo
Bug Catcher Simple Leprechaun Trap by Busy Creating Memories


Easy Bucket Of Gold Leprechaun Trap by Hoosier Homemade

Rainbow Crayon Stairs Leprechaun Trap by The Night Owl Mama

Have you ever made a leprechaun trap? Tell us your secrets!

Post updated from 2019

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About Andrea Updyke

Andrea Updyke is a married mom of two boys living in Raleigh, NC. She is a published author and blogger of more than 18 years and loves to celebrate the little things that make life awesome.

Whether she's sharing tasty recipes, traveling or hanging with the family, Andrea's goal is to help make your days a little easier and a lot more fun! Email inquiries to andreaupdyke@gmail.com.

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