Those sneaky leprechauns are at it again!
Every year my kids build a leprechaun trap at home to catch the trouble making leprechauns who show up on St Patrick’s Day.
This year I created fun printable signs for adding to DIY Leprechaun Traps so kids can finally get lucky and catch a leprecahun.
Scroll down to download and print yours.
Time to catch a leprechaun!
St Patrick’s Day 2022 festivities!
Green and rainbow treats for all my little leprechauns!
Check out this St Patrick’s Day Green Charcuterie Snack Tray !
Here’s how to use the fun and free printable signs!
To start: print out a color sheet of Leprechaun Trap signs (link below). There are two sizes available. I used the small size.
Now cut out the signs and using tape attach them directly to your trap or tape on popsicle sticks or like I did, try cut in thirds paper colored straws.
Once you tape them to a stick you can use them anywhere!
I added mine inside, outside, and on the top of our trap.
Be sure to have a hidden “trap” part of your creation and add lots of signs nearby to trick the leprechaun!
They also make cute decorations from the leprechaun if he visits and leaves treats!
Our leprechaun takes whatever my girls leave for him, usually some change and candy, and leaves a bag of gold coins!
Comment below and let me know how your kids leprechaun traps turned out!
Hope they get lucky and catch him!
Leprechaun Trap Ideas from My Kiddos!
Last year Stella made a scavenger hunt all over our living room for the leprechaun to follow and at the end she left him some pennies!
This wasn’t a trap- she was more excited for him to leave her a treat- and he did!
My crafty Ava loves making leprechaun traps with her Dad every year! This one was a covered cereal box propped up with paper gold coins underneath.
She propped it up and hoped it would drop on him when he went for the coins. But the leprechaun was too fast and got away!
Over the years Ava has gotten more and more elaborate with her traps.
I loved her crayon stairs and paper towel tube slide on this one!
This top hat trap is my favorite. It was a kit from Target two years ago and we added the printable signs and a bucket of gold coins.
Even better, I kept it and use it as decor on our mantle for St Pat’s Day!
The leprechaun out smarted our traps again! But he left a note and treats. The girls loved it!
Last year Ava made a box trap with a drawbridge. So many traps- yet no leprechaun yet! Maybe this year!
Download and print your leprechaun signs!
Each page features 8 images that can be made into signs or decor for your own DIY Leprechaun Trap!
Click here: Small Leprechaun Signs (as featured above)
Click here: XSmall Leprechaun Trap Signs
That is such an adorable craft! Doing things like this with the kids is a great way to make the holiday even more fun, and I love being able to promote their creativity, too.
Marie Cris Angeles
Wow! This is the best activity for kids and the best time to bond with them. It teaches the kids how to be creative.
I adore people’s creativity, especially the ideas associated with the kid’s life. This type ofthe craft makes life more fun.
Eileen M Loya
Your daughter sure has that creative streak in her. I love how she makes traps and they get better every year. I would love to introduce this idea of trapping leprechauns to my grandson. I am positive he’d come up with some cool trap ideas too.
These printables are the best, thank you so so much!!! I love St. Patrick’s day and we’ve all excited about it.
I’ve not heard of people making leprechaun traps before. That sounds like it would be fun to do with my son.
So cute! What a wonderful way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! The girls are adorable 😀
These are so adorable and perfect for Saint Patrick’s Day. Such a nice holiday-inspired craft!
These are so cute! I wish I would have done something similar to this with my kids when they were younger.
These crafts are so adorable – great for decorating! I love the fact that they use paper straws – I feel like I have so many of those lying about, and they’d be so easy to put together with the adorable prints.