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7 Leprechaun Traps to Make for St. Patrick's Day

Catch a leprechaun this St. Patrick's Day with one of these homemade leprechaun traps!
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7 Leprechaun Traps to Make for St. Patrick's Day

Catching a classroom leprechaun sure can be tricky! We've rounded up our favorite leprechaun traps from Pinterest — have some fun this St. Patrick's Day by creating one with your students! Plus, make sure to check out our Pinterest board to see all of the creative submissions we received for our annual leprechaun trap contest, and find even more ideas to create your own trap!

Gold Bank Trap


Gold coins on top of a secret "trap door" will surely lure a leprechaun into this cereal box trap.

Get the directions to make a Gold Bank Leprechaun Trap

Photo Credit: Moms & Munchkins

Coffee Can Trap


Trap a leprechaun by cutting a hole in a coffee can lid, disguising the lid with green paper, and baiting it with candy.

Get the directions to make a Coffee Can Trap

Photo Credit: DLTK's Crafts for Kids

Golden Shoebox Trap


An entire shoebox lid covered in gold coins will definitely attract (and hopefully trap!) a leprechaun.

Get the directions to make a Golden Shoebox Trap

Photo Credit: Buggy and Buddy

Secret Slide Trap


Leprechauns love a little fun! The fun slide on this trap will help nab one of the little guys.

Get the directions to make a Secret Slide Trap

Photo Credit: Grey House Harbor

Mason Jar Trap


Entice a leprechaun to climb the ladder with the promise of golden coins at the top.

Get the directions to make a Mason Jar Trap

Photo Credit: Lia Griffith

Pot o' Gold Trap


What better to lure a leprechaun than a whole pot of free gold?

Get the directions to make a Pot o' Gold Trap

Photo Credit: Instructables

Leprechaun Bait


No leprechaun trap is complete without the perfect bait — try this sweet, 10-minute recipe!

Get the directions to make Leprechaun Bait

Photo Credit: The Suburban Soapbox


Related: Check out this St. Patrick's Day Sentence Builders resource for your classroom.