How to Make the Best Leprechaun Trap with Lucky Charms
Crafts - February 14, 2022

If you’re looking to make the best Leprechaun Trap, look no more. I’ve got an easy homemade Leprechaun Trap that kids will love using fun craft supplies.

pink Hyacinth plant with rainbow lollipop and bottle of gold beads

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St. Patrick’s day is approaching and lately, I’ve seen easy leprechaun trap ideas 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 (pot of gold) at the end of a rainbow. And whiskey, I hear.

collage of DIY Leprechaun Trap

If you’re looking for the best Leprechaun Trap ideas, you’ve come to the right place. Catching a Leprechaun would take great thought. And time is all I have lately. Just kidding. Not really.

DIY Leprechaun Trap

The kids love Lucky Charms so inviting them into this St. Patrick’s Day Craft was easy. Making homemade leprechaun traps with Lucky Charms are so much fun and this one doesn’t’ need a secret trap door.

pathway of lucky charms going towards a leprechaun trap

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.

My hope is that they (the sneaky leprechauns) would be so bedazzled by the pathway, they would climb up the colorful ladder and head straight for the gold without going the wrong way.

Heading towards the end of the rainbow, they find the gold. Free gold is always a plus.

What You Need for Easy DIY Leprechaun Trap

Here’s a tutorial on how to build an easy Leprechaun Plant Trap.

Get Your Leprechaun Trap Supplies

Grab your Popsicle sticks, glass bottles with beads and rainbow lollipops. You will also need Lucky Charms, flowers and washi tape for the pathway.

Instead of traditional paint, I used OOLY’s Chunkies Paint Sticks to paint the ladder. They are a no mess, fun 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!

These supplies are great for fun leprechaun trap ideas.

mini ladder made with popsicle sticks with a glue gun next to it for DIY Leprechaun Trap

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.

pint Hyacinth plant for best Leprechaun Trap

Find a Plant You Like for your DIY Leprechaun Trap

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 of gold chocolate 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!

pathway of lucky charms with flowers for best Leprechaun Trap

Build the Pathway for your DIY Leprechaun Trap

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 of these mischievous creatures.

pathway of lucky charms leading to best leprechaun trap

Every thing came together perfectly and the kids got to munch on some Lucky Charms. They definitely weren’t complaining. haha.

ladder leading to leprechaun plant trap

I bet you didn’t think you could build your own leprechaun trap until now! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!~

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