Cute DIY Leprechaun Trap Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day 2022

Leprechaun Trap Ideas Your Family Will Love

If your family loves to celebrate St. Patty’s Day, then we’re sure you’ve been scrolling through Pinterest looking for simple leprechaun trap ideas. Well, look no further! We’ve created the cutest DIY trap that you and your kids can create together. The leprechaun that pays a visit to your house will feel over the moon… I mean, rainbow! 😉

With our darling printables you can create a festive and simple leprechaun trap with your family! | The Dating Divas
Create a festive and simple leprechaun trap with your family!

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Free Printable Leprechaun Trap

When we decided to create a post all about how to make a leprechaun trap, it was our top priority to give our readers some EASY leprechaun trap ideas. We’re all busy! And let’s be honest, some of us forget to put a trap together until last minute… oops!

That’s why we have provided four pages of totally cute and totally FREE printables for you! Here is what you’ll find:

1. A yellow brick road. This will help lead your leprechaun straight to the delicious, chocolatey trap!

A yellow brick road printable that leads to a leprechaun trap | The Dating Divas
A yellow brick road leading to a festive leprechaun trap idea.

2. Two arrows. Just in case your leprechaun tries to stray from the road, we have two arrows to ensure he or she stays on the right path!

Two arrows will help keep your leprechaun on the right path... straight to the trap! | The Dating Divas
Two arrows to keep your leprechaun on the right path to the trap!

3. A beautiful rainbow. Legends say you’ll find a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow. What better way to lure a leprechaun to your trap than with a rainbow over a pot of gold?!

A beautiful rainbow totally enhances this leprechaun trap idea! | The Dating Divas
A beautiful rainbow enhances this leprechaun trap idea!

4. A “Free Gold” sign. Paste this on the front of the pot, and you’re all set! No confusion as to what lies at the end of the rainbow!

A Free Gold sign will lead your leprechaun straight to the pot of chocolatey gold! | The Dating Divas
A Free Gold sign will lead your leprechaun straight to the gold!

We hope you love these printables as much as we do!

How to Make a Leprechaun Trap

Here is what you’ll need:

We’re hoping most of these leprechaun trap items are already lying around your house. If you don’t have time to purchase a green pot, whip out last year’s Halloween witch cauldron!

Then, luckily, stores are stocked with chocolate coins this time of year, so they should be easy to find. If not, we’re sure your leprechaun will love any treats you have at home!

And as for the gold paper straws… your leprechaun won’t mind the plastic straws you already have in the pantry. 😉

Your kids will love this cute and simple leprechaun trap idea! | The Dating Divas
Cute and simple leprechaun trap idea that your kids will love!

Now it’s time to assemble the cutest leprechaun trap EVER! Here’s how:

  1. Print the free printables we’ve provided below! You’ll notice that the brick road only takes up one sheet of paper. If you want the path leading to the pot of gold to be longer, simply print the brick road page one or two more times!
  2. Scissor time! Cut out the arrows, rainbow, brick road, and “Free Gold” sign. Or, if your kiddos are old enough, have them do the cutting (with your supervision, of course)! Less work for you! 😉
  3. Time for cotton balls, glue, and tape! Glue the cotton balls onto the clouds on the rainbow. Now tape one gold straw onto each side of the back of the rainbow. This will prop up the rainbow in the pot! Do the same for the two arrows.
We've got the cutest, simple leprechaun trap you can easily make with your kids! | The Dating Divas
Simple leprechaun trap you can easily make with your kids!

Now you’re ready to set up your trap! Using the straws, stick the rainbow in the pot, and set up the brick road so it leads to the pot of gold. Fill the pot with the delicious gold coins, and set up the arrows.

Here’s a little tip: we used gold balloon weights from the Dollar Store to prop up the arrows! This is completely optional, but it worked really well!

Setting up the trap is where you can get creative. You can make this more simple leprechaun trap, or you can go ALL OUT! It’s completely up to you and your kiddos! Either way, your leprechaun will have no idea they’re walking straight into a delicious chocolate trap. 😉

We've got an easy leprechaun trap that you can make with your kids! | The Dating Divas
Easy leprechaun trap idea that you can make with your kids!

3 Additional Easy Leprechaun Trap Ideas

If you’re searching for other leprechaun trap ideas, you’re in luck! Check out our 85+ Cute and Clever Leprechaun Trap Ideas Your Kids Will Love. We hope it will give you some inspiration! There are several simple leprechaun traps that are cuter than rainbows!

Here are three of our favorites!

Here's an easy popsicle stick trap for your family's leprechaun! | The Dating Divas
Easy popsicle stick trap for leprechauns!
Who knew a cereal box could be used for an easy leprechaun trap? | The Dating Divas
A cereal box can be used for an easy leprechaun trap!
A soda bottle and a cute tag come together to make a cute, simple leprechaun trap idea! | The Dating Divas
A soda bottle and a cute tag make a cute, simple leprechaun trap idea!

4 Festive St. Patrick’s Day Family Activities

Before we wrap up this post, we thought it would be fun to include a few festive ideas for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with your family! We found four fun activities and one scrumptious treat!

  • Homemade Slime: If there’s one thing all kids love, it’s SLIME! Right? This recipe is easy-peasy, and you can choose any color you want! Green would be perfect for St. Patty’s Day!
Try this easy homemade slime for St. Patrick's Day! | The Dating Divas
Easy homemade slime for St. Patrick’s Day activities!
  • Rainbow Word Search: Here’s a fun, educational activity for the family! Maybe this is something the leprechaun can leave behind before he heads back to his home!
Use this rainbow word search for your St. Patrick's Day festivities! | The Dating Divas
Use this rainbow word search for St. Patrick’s Day!
  • Clover Rice Krispie Treats: Every holiday needs a yummy treat! These darling rice krispie treats are easy to make, and they’re delicious! Your family’s leprechaun will be green with envy if you don’t leave one or two for him.
These Clover RIce Krispie Treats are super yummy and perfect for St. Patrick's Day celebrations! | The Dating Divas
Clover Rice Krispie treats are super yummy and perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

And last but not least, check out this Rainbow Skittles Experiment video on YouTube. You can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without rainbows! Better yet, this is another educational activity for the kids! All you need is a plate, water, and a bag of Skittles. Try using different Skittles flavors to make all sorts of unique and colorful rainbows!

Have a happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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I am an avid DIY'er, a Disney lover, and an amateur foodie! Chips & salsa, chocolate, and Diet Dr. Pepper are a few of my favorite things. I'm married to my best friend who is literally my Prince Charming, and I'm a mommy to three darling kiddos! You'll often find me in the kitchen baking something chocolatey, or snuggled up on the couch listening to a good book or true crime podcast.

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