One of our St. Patrick’s Day Traditons is to make a Leprechaun Trap. We started this a few years ago and the kids LOVE it! We’ve never actually caught one, but every year Those Sneaky Leprechauns dance around our kitchen leaving little green footprints behind and a little bit of ‘gold’ for our troubles.

Last year I was a little behind and not my usual prepared self.  I forgot all about the trap until just a few days before. This left little for us to make a trap out of. What we ended up with was just as cute but easy enough for a 2 and 4 year old to make almost all on their own!

What you will need:

  • small shoebox
  • Green Duct Tape (we found ours at Michaels)
  • Rainbow printable
  • plain paper
  • glue
  • scissors
  • cotton balls


  1. cover the box with the green duct tape.
  2. Cut a star shaped slot in the lid of the box
  3. color the rainbow printable
  4. cut our two cloud shapes from the plain paper
  5. glue cotton balls onto the clouds
  6. tape finished rainbow to the side of the lid

DONE!  To see our more elaborate Leprechaun trap click HERE.

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