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Easy Leprechaun Traps: Brilliant Ways to Catch Him!

Brilliant and easy leprechaun traps that will get you that much closer to catching that tricky leprechaun!

If you want to have the luck of the Irish and get the gold at the end of the rainbow, then you must catch a leprechaun. To do so, you need an excellent trap.

Leprechauns are wee magical sprites that are not at all interested in sharing their gold with you. In order to get him to do so, you must trap him. Then he is required to give you a pot of gold.

Easy Leprechaun Traps to Make! What a fun Saint Patrick's Day activity!

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Now that doesn’t sound too hard, does it? Build a trap and catch him.

But, the thing is, they are tricky, mischievous, and magical so it isn’t a given that you will catch one.

However, we found some easy to make traps that are sure to help!

So easy! Make these leprechaun traps with your kids. Super fun activity for St. Patrick's Day.

Easy Leprechaun Traps

Enjoy looking through the choices here. I’m sure you will get a lot of ideas for the type of trap you want to make with your kids!

LEGO Leprechaun Trap

LEGO Leprechaun Trap

Of course, we have to include our easy LEGO Leprechaun trap!

Designing and making a trap out of LEGO is as simple as creating a square with an opening. Or, you can get more fancy if you like.

We actually have four different trap designs for you to see. Two on the page I link to, and two more  I link to on that page. That should will give you a lot of ideas to try and a great chance of catching a leprechaun 😉 LEGO Leprechaun Trap

Rainbow Path Leprechaun Trap

rainbow leprechaun trap
How cute is this one? You and your kids will have no trouble making it.

I love the rainbow path covered in gold coins leading to the trap. Rainbow Leprechaun Trap

Gold Bank Trap

Gold Bank Trap
Talk about simple! This one is perfect for younger trap builders as it is so simple to make.

All you have to do is cover a box with paper and decorate. Gold Bank

Large Decorated Trap

Large Leprechaun Trap
When building your trap you have to keep in mind that leprechauns are tricky.

This large trap is just right. You can hide away and pull the string when you see him! Large Decorated Trap

Charming Leprechaun Trap

charming trap for a leprechaun
This charming trap has a ladder built from sticks. Love that!  The trap is made from a box so it doesn’t require a lot of materials to make.

I find its simplicity lends to its charm. Charming Leprechaun Trap

Wooden Treasure Box

Wooden Treasure Box to Catch Leprechauns
Another way to go about things, is to use a wooden trap shaped like a treasure chest.

You know they will be attracted to that! Wooden Trap

Fun Trap Idea

Slide Trap
Kids are so imaginative! I wouldn’t have thought to put a slide in my trap but that is such a great idea.

A fun loving leprechaun is sure to want to give it a try and when he does . . . you’ve got him! Slide Trap

Fancy Hat Leprechaun Trap

hat leprechaun trap
Talk about a nice trap!  This one takes a bit more doing but it is still easy to make.

Instead of a box, you will need a round container. The rest is explained on her site.

What a neat idea! Hat Trap

I hope you found a easy leprechaun trap to make that you can use to catch a leprechaun. We could all use a pot of gold, right?!


Need to know how to make a leprechaun trap? We have some great ideas to share with you!

Make a 3D Perler Bead Leprechaun Trap. Such a fun Saint Patrick's Day project. Instructions and video on site.
Perler Bead Leprechaun Trap: A Fun Project for St. Patrick's Day
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