50 Best Leprechaun Trap Ideas

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with these fun and easy Leprechaun Trap Ideas. There are DIY box traps, top hat traps, and more for kids of all ages including kindergarten and preschool.

collage of leprechaun trap ideas

Most of these homemade leprechaun traps use everyday household items and Dollar Tree supplies, they are fairly cheap and simple to make. These traps make great St. Patrick’s Day crafts to make with your kids. They will have those little leprechauns running for the hills! Don’t forget to make your home extra festive on Saint Patrick’s Day with these DIY St. Patrick’s Day decorations to help you set the mood for the holiday.

What are Leprechaun Traps and How Does it Work?

Similar to Elf on the Shelf, it’s a fun holiday tradition to start with your kids. “How to Catch a Leprechaun” is a great book for children to read before making the traps!

The traps are set up the night before St. Patrick’s Day. Your kids will wake up the next morning to discover signs that leprechauns have visited the trap  (letters, tricks, and more. See the bottom of the post for ideas). There will be chocolate coins or other treats left for them as a reward for their efforts.

Usually, they feature items such as rainbows, gold coins, shamrocks, top hats, and four-leaf clovers to lure the leprechauns in and have secret holes or trap doors to trap them with.

Make your own leprechaun trap today using these ideas for inspiration:

Leprechaun Trap Ideas

Top Hat Traps

top hat with lucky charms trap

Lucky Charms Top Hat Trap from The Best Ideas for Kids

Paper Top Hat Trap

Construction Paper and Poster Board Top Hat Trap from Who Arted?

Top Hat and Pot of Gold Trap with Rainbow Walkway

Top Hat and Black Pot of Gold Trap with Rainbow Walkway from Crafty Little Gnome

Paper Top Hat Trap

Green Poster Board Top Hat Trap from The Suburban Soapbox

top hat with pulley leprechaun trap idea

STEM Trap from Little Bins for Little Hands

under the rainbow top hat trap

Under the Rainbow Trap from Fun Money Mom

top hat trap made out of oatmeal container with ladder on the side

Empty Oatmeal Container Top Hat Trap from Love Sweet Love

plastic top hat and stick trap with gold coins

Plastic Top Hat and Stick Trap from A Little Bit of This & That

top hat leprechaun trap idea

Top Hat Leprechaun Trap from Etsy

Leprechaun Box Trap Ideas

3 story platform trap with free gold sign

Platform Box Trap with Green Paper and Free Gold Sign from Pinterest

Traditional Box and Stick Trap

Traditional Box and Stick Trap from DIY Inspired

cereal box trap with rainbow

Cereal Box Trap from Crafts by Amanda

free slide leprechaun trap idea

Free Slide Trap from Grey House Harbor

Glitter Box Traps from B-Inspired Mama

shoe box filled with moss and pot of gold under a rainbow sticker

Shoe Box Trap from The Crafting Chicks

DIY leprechaun trap idea

DIY Leprechaun Trap from Etsy

green tissue paper covered shoe box trap with rainbow crayon ladder

Green Tissue Paper Shoe Box Trap with Rainbow Crayon Ladder from Night Owl Mama

green box trap with rainbow ladder

Green Box Trap from Mom Wife Busy Life

leprechaun trap kit

Leprechaun Trap Kit from Etsy

shoe box trap with paper rainbows

Shoe Box Trap from Homeschool Preschool

shipping box trap

Shipping Box Trap from Oh Rubbish

shoe box leprechaun trap idea

Easy Shoe Box Trap from Fave Crafts

large box leprechaun trap idea

Welcome Inn Paint Chip Rainbow Box from Molly Moo

Other Leprechaun Trap Ideas

pot of gold leprechaun trap idea

Pot of Gold Trap from Simple Creative Easy

lego leprechaun trap idea

Lego Trap from Pots and Pins

sprite bottle trap with rainbow ladder and dangling gold coin above

Sprite Bottle Trap from Pinterest

golden resort leprechaun trap idea

Golden Resort from Moms & Munchkins

rainbow popsicle stick leprechaun trap idea

Rainbow Popsicle Stick Trap from Chica Circle

end of the rainbow motel leprechaun trap idea

End of a Rainbow Motel from Sweet Metel Moments

leprechaun cake trap

Leprechaun Cake Trap from Not Martha

gold slime with pot of gold

Gold Slime Trap from Little Bins for Little Hands

outdoor leprechaun trap idea

Outdoor Leprechaun Trap from Laura Kelly’s Inklings

donut leprechaun trap idea

Donut Trap from The SITS Girls

gold wipes container trap with rainbow on top

Wipes Container Trap from Premediated Leftovers

bug catcher trap

Bug Catcher Trap from Busy Creating Memories

Rewards, Treats and Printables for Traps

leprechaun letter

Printable Leprechaun Letter from Toys in the Dryer

leprechaun bait treats

Leprechaun Bait Printable from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

leprechaun letter

Leprechaun Printable Letter from Etsy

Tiny Donuts from What Will We Do Today?
Get the box printables from Etsy

Leprechaun Wish Bracelet

Leprechaun Wish Bracelet from Etsy

leprechaun letter

Personalized Leprechaun Letter with Gold Keepsake from Etsy

personalized leprechaun letter with faux gold

Personalized Letter with Faux Gold from Etsy

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