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St. Patrick’s day is approaching and lately, I’ve seen DIY Leprechaun traps floating around the internet. I’m curious about how one truly catches a Leprechaun. Apparently for Leprechaun’s, it’s all about finding the Pot o’ Gold at the end of the rainbow. And whiskey, I hear.
Plus, it’s a great St. Patrick’s Day activity for the kids. Anything sparkly with rainbows will seal the deal with kids. So, let’s get a crackin.’
I did a little research on what Leprechauns are attracted to and found that they love shiny things, flowers, and dandelion tea. It seems to me that the modern day Leprechauns also like Lucky Charms. So now I had to figure out how to build an easy DIY Leprechaun Trap. And I don’t do complicated.
Catching a Leprechaun would take great thought. And time is all I have lately. Just kidding. Not really.
Basically, I realized that it was all about the path. I wanted to create a beautiful pathway to the trap. One filled with flowers, preferably dandelions and lucky charms. They (the Leprechauns) would be so bedazzled by the pathway, they would climb up the colorful ladder and head straight for the gold.
What You Need:
- Popsicle Sticks
- OOLY Chunkies (also available on Amazon)
- Gold Washi Tape
- Mini Corked Glass Bottles
- Gold Beads or Nuggets
- Lucky Charms
- Glue Gun
- Rainbow Lollipops
Here’s a tutorial on how to build an easy Leprechaun Plant Trap.
Get Your Leprechaun Trap Supplies
Instead of traditional paint, I used OOLY’s Chunkies Paint Sticks to paint the ladder. They are a perfect, no mess, easy way to paint and the colors are vibrant.
They also dry fast which is a plus since little people have no patience and are ready to use that glue gun!
Assemble the Ladder
With the kid’s it’s all about the glue gun, haha. After you have snapped the sticks in half, cut the edges and painted them, you can glue them to assemble a ladder.
Find a Plant You Like
You can get any plant. We chose the Hyacinth plant. It’s beautiful and smells amazing. You can also plant the bulb and wait for it blossom next year.
Assemble Your Pot O’ Gold and the Rainbow
Leprechaun’s love gold and shiny stuff, so instead on gold coins (which they are used to) I opted for gold beads that look like gold nuggets from afar and filled up mini glass bottle containers. I also used candy lolipop rainbows. They are sure to have a sweet surprise when they get there!
Build the Pathway
Just grab your favorite Lucky Charms and some flowers to lure those Leprechauns. Add some gold washi tape and they will come! I promise. They want to go down the gold pathway laced with Lucky Charms.
I think building this Leprechaun trap plant is probably the most fun I have had in a while. We can’t wait to catch some Leprechauns.
Every thing came together perfectly and the kids got to munch on some Lucky Charms. They definitely weren’t complaining. haha.
For more Leprechaun Trap ideas check them out HERE.