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Clever Leprechaun Trap Ideas

top-hat-gold-and-st-patricks-day-balloonsThe exciting day when green starts popping up everywhere —  in our milk, on our clothing and even in the toilets — attracting the leprechauns once again. Even though it’s been centuries since anyone has caught one, they snatch up our gold every year, leaving only tracks and footprints as evidence. But this year we have some clever leprechaun trap ideas that we want to share with you! Not sure how to make a leprechaun trap? Not to fear, we have the information you need right here!


How To Make A Basic Leprechaun Trap


What You’ll Need:

  • Empty cardboard box
  • Green construction paper
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • St. Patrick’s Day garland
  • St. Patrick’s Day embellishments
  • Rainbow paper
  • Cotton balls
  • Pot of gold

Just 6 Steps for Your Leprechaun Trap

Step 1: Cut out the door and cover the box with green construction paper

Step 2: Decorate with the garland

Step 3: Decorate the box with St. Patrick’s Day embellishments (we have lots in the store!)

Step 4: Cover the trap door with another piece of paper-covered cardboard

Step 5: Make a rainbow to lure the leprechaun across the trap door

Step 6: Add your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for a final touch!


And there you have it, your first leprechaun trap! Ready to step up your game with one of our tricks? Check them out below!

4-leaf-clovers-and-pot-of-gold-to-decorate-leprechaun-trapMake Your Leprechaun Trap Even Better


Add a Fun Sign

Leprechauns aren’t just tempted by gold; they also love a witty sign! Get crafty and make a sign to welcome the leprechaun — or offer up a little reverse psychology with a sign that says “Danger, don’t walk on the lawn!”

Dress Up Like a Leprechaun

The one thing a leprechaun won’t be expecting is a larger leprechaun saying hello as he arrives! Dress up with fun festive wearables like hats, necklaces and suspenders. You’ll catch him so off guard, he might faint with surprise!

Create A Maze Trap

This is so elaborate, it just might work! Map out a 3-D cardboard box maze, with construction paper walls. Be sure to include dead ends! Decorate the walls with embellishments and make a trap at the exit. The maze will give you more time to catch him, especially if he takes a nap from all that running around!

Invite Him To His Own Party!

Leprechauns are known for their arrogance, and that could be just the thing to trap him! Create a handmade invitation to a pretend party where he is the guest of honor. He’ll be so flattered, he might be blinded to the trap and walk right in!


There you have it! We wish you the best in capturing a leprechaun this year. If you want to find out more about our St. Patrick’s Day supplies, give us a call at 510-525-1799 or come on down to our Berkeley, CA store.


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