This is just one example of a simple Leprechaun trap that might spark a new idea for a trap of your own!
This is where the art of S-T-E-A-M comes into play. Get creative! Consider other types of bait that might work or other means to trap them!
- Cardboard Box
- Lucky Charms Cereal
- Crayons / Markers
- Glue or Glue Gun
- Assorted Colored Paper
- Assorted Card Stock
- Paper Plate
- Tissue Box
- Gold Coins
- Cotton Balls
- Green Paper Shreds
Take the cardboard box and cut the sides off to build a roof. Tape them back on the box on a 45 degree angle to make a roof. Once you see the angle of the roof, Cut the two remaining flaps into a triangle and tape them to the diagonal area. Make sure that you’re glueing/taping the box from the inside. Remember to cut a small hole underneath the base of the cardboard box (to set the trap!) Also, cut out a door for the front of the house and line it with the card stock paper. Don’t forget a doorknob!
You’ll need to cut the card stock into the shape of your house (4-sides for base, and 2 sides for roof) and glue on the card stock paper to the outsides of the house, and roof. We used a nice shiny stock for the roof, and a green glitter for the outside of the house. Also we got some wood paper for the door. Feel free to get as creative and colorful as you want with the paper!
Glue some Lucky Charms marshmallows for extra decor on the Leprechaun’s roof. (Don’t forget to eat a few on the way!)
Take the tissues out of the tissue box. Line the outside of the tissue box with green card stock paper.
Put the house on top of the tissue box and align it with the tissue box hole.
If you’d like to make a base for the Leprechaun house to sit on, you can always wrap additional cardstock over an old game board.
Now it’s time to decorate to start decorating the Leprechaun Trap!
Build a Lego staircase.
Create a path for the Leprechaun to go into the Leprechaun Trap. You can glue some cotton balls down for a festive walkway.
Add some green paper shreds for grass.
Create a few signs for the Leprechaun to see, such as “Free Gold Coins” and “Leprechauns Welcome!” Attach them to the toothpicks and stick them in the grass with a cotton ball.
Cut the paper plate in half, and cut out a small semi circle. Start coloring a rainbow! When finished you can glue the rainbow to the side of the roof with more cotton balls. You can even add a Leprechaun drawing above the doorway.
To take it further, you can add some Green Snow.
Now it’s time to set the Leprechaun bait! Place the gold coins at the far end of the house so the leprechaun will have to walk over the hole. Place one single tissue over the hole to cover it up.
Now the Leprechaun Trap is set! We have to patiently wait for St. Patrick’s Day Eve to set it in a spot in your home. Hope you had fun creating! Good luck!