Want to catch a leprechaun? This free printable leprechaun trap is a great way to kick off your St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
I’ve looked for the best way to catch that sneaky leprechaun by enticing him with Leprechaun Bait, a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and gold coins along the way.
These St. Patrick’s Day free printables will make your leprechaun trap project simple.
Making this project the day before St. Patrick’s Day is a fun way to bond with kids and give them a little surprise on St. Patrick’s Day morning.
It’s a fun family project or classroom project to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day.
Plus kids will learn knowledge of simple machines, practice critical thinking and use their creativity.
Supplies You’ll Need To Make This Homemade Leprechaun Trap
- Free printable leprechaun trap (Found near the end of the post)
- Skewers, popsicle sticks, or straws
- Hot Glue, Craft Glue or tape
Other Optional Items To Make A Unique Leprechaun Trap
- Chocolate Gold Coins
- Printable Leprechaun Trap Signs
- Printable Leprechaun Footprints
- Leprechaun Bait Free Printable
- Lucky Charms
How To Make Your Own Leprechaun Trap Using The Free Printable Kit
Use the link near the end of the post to download and print your free printable leprechaun trap.
I recommend printing onto cardstock or posterboard for the best results.
Cut out the elements you want to use to catch the pesky leprechaun.
Fold the main part of the trap on the dotted lines to make what looks like a fast food burger box.
Use glue or tape to hold the sections in place.
Use the other printables to decorate your leprechaun trap.
Prop the lid open at the front of the box with a straw, skewer or popsicle stick. You can even use a pen or pencil if you don’t have any of those items handy.
This is how you will catch the leprechaun.
The rainbow path pieces can be glued or taped together to lead the leprechaun to your trap.
If you’d like to have some printable signs for your leprechaun trap, I have 12 free printable signs that will help you catch a leprechaun by leading him to pots of gold and straight into your trap. Some of the signs that are included are: FREE GOLD COINS, WELCOME LEPRECHAUN, and END OF THE RAINBOW MOTEL.
We all know leprechauns are attracted to shiny things. Place the printed gold coins or chocolate coins inside of the box to lure in the leprechaun and your trap is set!
You can use whatever household items you have that would work to make your DIY leprechaun trap awesome. Let your kids come up with some ideas as a critical thinking exercise.
Even small children can make this fun craft.
Please note that these free printables are for personal use and may not be sold or altered in any way for the purpose of sale.
What To Do If You Don’t Catch A Leprechaun
Your kids are going to be excited the next morning and want to see if they caught a leprechaun in their homemade leprechaun traps.
So make sure you’re prepared first thing in the morning.
You won’t need a great excuse because you can use my printable leprechaun footprints to make evidence that the leprechaun was there.
I have a printable page of leprechaun letters that are so much fun to surprise little ones. Leave the leprechaun letter inside the trap with the lid closed so it looks like the trap was tripped.
This little fun idea will have kids smiling from ear to ear even though they didn’t catch one of those sneaky little leprechauns.
You can also leave them a little treat from the leprechaun by using my printable leprechaun bait bag toppers or tags and putting some Lucky Charms in a treat bag or sandwich bag.
Good luck! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Other Fun Ideas For St. Patrick’s Day Fun
St. Patrick’s Day mazes are a fun game to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at school or at home.
St. Patrick’s Day bookmarks are a simple way to give a gift to the class without breaking the bank.
St. Patrick’s Day word searches or great for independent work.
Shamrock templates are great for fun crafts.
St. Patrick’s Day BINGO is a fun game for your Saint Patrick’s Day celebration.
Rainbow coloring pages are perfect for a number of St. Patricks activities.
Rainbow templates can be used to create a rainbow out of construction paper and add cotton ball clouds as a fun St. Patrick’s Day craft.
Four-leaf clover templates will bring luck to your St. Patrick’s Day crafts.
Pot of gold templates will guide the lucky leprechaun straight to you.
These free printable leprechaun trap signs will take your leprechaun trap to the next level.
Use the leprechaun footprint printables to surprise your kids in the morning.
These leprechaun bait printables make a cute goodie bag for the class for St. Patty’s Day.
Surprise your kids with a leprechaun letter on St. Patrick’s Day morning!
Use these pot of gold templates for St. Patrick’s Day activities.
Don’t forget the lucky four-leaf clover templates to complete your St. Patrick’s Day crafting.