My youngest daughter came home from school with a project to do together as a family. The project involved building a “Leprechaun Trap.” I read over the instructions and then slapped the piece of paper onto the refrigerator with a few pretty magnets. I was most likely going to wait until the last minute to complete this family project. However, my kids had other plans and they immediately went upstairs. I overheard them discussing how they were going to make their traps (my oldest daughter decided she wanted to make one, too!)
This morning, I went upstairs and found the traps that my girls created. They were set up in the hallway located outside of their rooms. It was the sweetest thing seeing how they built their traps! Their creativity amazes me and I wanted to share their Leprechaun Traps with you here in case you want to get your kids involved in this project this month! I have two different traps to share with you, all created by my girls.
How to Build a Leprechaun Trap
You’ll need any of the following items:
- green objects
- shiny objects
- construction paper
- empty boxes of any size
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Allow your kids to create their own Leprechaun trap! My girls added green construction paper around their traps and created ladders using straws. My youngest daughter added shiny coins in her box with beads. My oldest daughter created her coins from cardboard. Check out their creations below:
The first trap was created by my 9 year old. She originally used cardboard coins and then later switched them out to the shiny ones that we picked up at Dollar Tree.
I loved the little sign she added in the door way!
Check out this amazing ladder made with straws! I still have to find a miniature leprechaun for her trap because it’s smaller. You can see in the picture above that she made a little chair for her leprechaun!
The second trap was created by my 6 year old. She covered her box with green construction paper and made a ladder with straws.
She added shiny coins inside with some beads.
I found some St. Patrick’s Day items at Dollar Tree to put in her trap.
While you are here, check out this book How to Build a Leprechaun Trap on Amazon!
These were our very first ever Leprechaun traps that my girls made. I hope you enjoyed them.
How would you build a leprechaun trap?
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