How to Trap a Leprechaun on St. Patrick’s Day!
This week my daughter was given a special assignment at school. She had to create a Leprechaun trap for St. Patrick’s Day. We came up with all sorts of ideas to set a trap, and we scoured Pinterest for more ideas. My favourite was this one by Katie Femia at Premeditated Leftovers.
All you need is a baby wipes container and a few other craft supplies. We already had an extra baby wipes container laying around, and we used our imaginations to decorate it!
Miss A. thinks it will be sooo funny when the Leprechaun climbs to the top to get the gold, and then falls in the hole and gets trapped!
How to make a Leprechaun Trap
- Baby wipes container
- Green paint
- Construction paper in colours of the rainbow
- cotton balls
- glue gun
- wooden skewers
How to make the Trap:
- Paint the baby wipes container. We chose green, since Leprechauns love to wear green!
- Cut out a rainbow out of construction paper and glue it onto the back of the little lid on the wipes container
- Get an adult to help make the ladder. We cut 2 wooden skewers to make the sides of the ladder (measure to make sure it is the right height to reach the top of the wipes container. Then cut the steps of the ladder and use a glue gun to glue them to the sides.
- Glue cotton balls to the top of the wipes container.
You can add whatever special touches you want! We added a little pot of gold by the rainbow, and I found little green coins from the dollarstore to help lure the Leprechaun to the top.
We can’t wait to catch a Leprechaun on St. Patrick’s Day!
I hope you enjoy this craft, and use your imagination with items you have laying around the house to make your own trap!