These leprechaun trap ideas will help you brainstorm your own contraption to catch a leprechaun!
For St. Patrick’s Day as a kid, attempting to catch my very own leprechaun was my favorite activity. I would spend so much time planning and prepping my trap, sure that THIS would be the year I’d finally get one.
Of course, I never did catch a real leprechaun. If you want some ideas to inspire you and your kids, here are some of my favorite leprechaun trap ideas.
Make sure you also get a personalized letter to leave your kids from the leprechaun they almost caught!
Leprechaun Trap Ideas
Free Slide! No tiny green person could ever resist a free slide. (Grey House Harbor)
Lure them in with Lucky Charms! They are magically delicious, ya know. (Best Ideas for Kid)
No leprechaun can resist a rooftop garden with pretty green flowers. Once they go up, they will be trapped! (Funny Money Mom)
Free Gold! This is a sure fire way to catch a leprechaun. (Busy Being Kaylee)
Glowing Balloons will grab a leprechauns attention if they are out at night. (Superior Celebrations)
Every leprechaun will want to live in this cute little home! Check out the penny lane. (Giggles Galore)
Use a big green hat that will fall to trap the leprechaun once they come for the gold covered Rolos. (Hooiser Homemade)
A beautiful bright rainbow might be the trick to grabbing a leprechauns attention and trapping him for good. (Buggy and Buddy)
Use these free printables and a small trash can with a swinging lid to catch one for sure! (Just Add Confetti)
Make some really terrific DIY gold coins with the instructions from Pineapple Paper Co.
A quick leprechaun trap idea is a basic, small chipboard box with some fun stickers. Easy! (Modern Parents Messy Kids)
Personalized Leprechaun Note
Leave this letter behind along with a little bit of “gold”.
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.