Looking for a fun and easy leprechaun trap to make? This printable leprechaun trap is perfect for the occasion!
Looking for a fun St. Patrick's day craft? If so, get ready to go on an awesome leprechaun-catching adventure with this printable leprechaun trap!
Building leprechaun traps are a great way to get creative and have some fun with your kids.
This printable provides everything you need to create your own unique and awesome trap.
It features all the St. Patrick's Day leprechaun goodies. Gold coins, shamrocks, a rainbow!
And building a leprechaun trap is a great activity for you and your kids to bond over!
Plus, if you're super lucky and catch the little creature before it can get away, you may just get their pot of gold! (You can print out your own pot of gold template here!)
The awesome thing about this printable is that it makes building a unique leprechaun trap super easy and fun.
Most of the materials are included in the template, (except for some basic craft supplies plus a q-tip) so all you have to do is print out the pieces, cut them out, and assemble them together - it's really that simple!
With its vibrant colors and intricate designs, this printable is sure to make your children’s eyes light up with excitement.
So let's get started on this magically fun adventure - grab your supplies and let’s start building!
Table of Contents
To make this trap you'll need:
Our Leprechaun trap printable: Grab it at the end of the tutorial!
Glue: Craft glue or a glue stick will work.
Q-tip: 1 Q-tip to let the "trap" work.
You'll also need some basic supplies like:
- Clear tape
- Small sharp scissors
- A scoring knife (the sharp end of a scissor will work)
- Hole punch
How to Make a Leprechaun Trap
Our printable trap comes with a 4 page PDF. Start by grabbing the pdf file and downloading it.
This project works best when cut out on very thick paper, like cardstock.
Step 1: Print out the Template
When you grab the printable, it will come with 4 pages. The first page is the instructions, so it's optional to print.
If you want to save ink, just print the last 3 pages. It includes the leprechaun house and roof, a rainbow and clouds, and a page with gold coins, shamrocks, a ladder and a leprechaun!
Step 2: Cut out the House
Star by cutting out the leprechaun house and roof.
Step 3: Assemble the House
Score the edges of the house and start folding it together.
Glue it together long the tabs to create a 3D house base.
Make sure to punch holes into the house in the two areas indicated. If you don't have a hole punch, cutting a small X in the circle will allow you to insert your q-tip without creating a hole.
Step 4: Make the Roof
This leprechaun trap works because of this moveable roof. To make the roof moveable, turn it over to the white side.
Attach the Q-tip in the very center of roof and tape it down.
Step 5: Attach the Roof
Attach the roof to the top of the leprechaun trap by inserting the fluffy part of the Q-tip through each hole in the top of the house.
Don't glue or tape it down, or the trap won't work.
Step 6: Cut out the Accents
Cut out the rest of the pieces from the other two pages.
Step 7: Attach the Rainbow
Once all the pieces are cut out, decorate your rainbow with a gold coin and a shamrock like our photo shown above.
Then put glue in the spots indicated on the cloud, and attach to the leprechaun trap.
Of course, the trap wouldn't be complete with out a few gold coins in it!
Step 8: Finish the Trap
Finish adding any decorations to your trap that your heart desires. Make sure to add the ladder so your leprechaun can climb up onto the roof!
How the Trap Works
The trap works by having the curious leprechaun climb up the ladder. I mean, the house says FREE GOLD. And what leprechaun can resist the lure of adding more gold to his stash?
As he steps onto the roof, the roof slips, revealing a secret trap door! And the leprechaun comes tumbling down into the house. Then he's trapped!
Or at least, that's the goal. Leprechauns are super tricky, and to catch a leprechaun is not easy! Of course, finger's crossed you'll get to trap one and get your three wishes!
Grab the Free Printable Trap
To grab our printable leprechaun trap, put your email in the box below. Then you can build your own leprechaun trap!
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This is for personal or classroom use only, please. Not for commercial use. Thank you!
Will you be building this fun little leprechaun trap? And fun ideas to add? Let us know in the comments.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!