I was anxious to post a great “how-to” article for making Leprechaun Traps (because, apparently, now even the St. Patty’s Day mascot brings goodies for the kids, whaaaaa?), and I quickly realized after all the Googling I did, Leprechaun Traps are just a good ‘ol happy craft-making-do-whatever-you-want type of gig.
What this translates to me is…scavenge the house for supplies and get creative without spending a dime. Awesome.
I mean, you can get all GLAM if you want (see cake below!), but I think we can make a pretty impressive trap with a shoe box, some paint and a stick.
Oh, and just a tip, if you want those gold chocolate coins, grab them now—they always seem to run out a week before March 17.
Another tip, some banks also carry gold $1 coins which actually might be more exciting for kids and won’t rot their teeth. Everyone wins.
Leprechaun Trap Ideas
These two requires a box, some Legos and some imagination. Awesome!
Here’s the one I personally made last year. I’m pretty proud of it. For the exception of the glitter clovers I bought at a dollar store, I had all other supplies at home already.
Here are a few cute ones made with recyclables and toys you already own!
This one’s actually a rainbow cake inside! Check out this link to see how to create the colorful layers.