Leprechaun Trap Free Printable

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Published Date: 03/10/2022
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Ready for another St. Patrick’s Day craft?! I recently had a number of people asking us to create a leprechaun trap. While there are so many intricate options that could take hours to put together, I wanted to provide a quick and easy alternative for us Moms that don’t always have lots of time to devote to crafts. If this sounds like you, this leprechaun trap is perfect!

My teen drew a super cute leprechaun trap image and a ladder. Just print it out for your little ones and have them color it in using crayons, colored pencils, or markers. If you’re feeling extra, they can even use watercolors. It’s totally up to you and allows your kids to get super creative with their leprechaun trap. 

free printable leprechaun trap
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leprechaun trap made out of paper and a paper bag
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What is a leprechaun trap?

According to Wikipedia, a leprechaun trap is a craft used by families with small children, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Leprechaun trapping can be compared to leaving cookies out for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. 

Legend says that if you entice a leprechaun with gold coins, you can catch one. Though I can’t guarantee that you will since leprechauns are apparently sneaky and quick and may not fall for this.

Just put out your trap the night before St. Paddy’s Day and wait. I’ve heard that leprechauns leave footprints or shamrocks behind if they’ve been in your home. So keep an eye out!

Even if you don’t catch a leprechaun, a leprechaun trap is a fun craft idea and activity for your little ones that they will enjoy making for years to come. 

How to Make a Leprechaun Trap

paper bag, tape, scissors, colored pencils and a free printable on a counter
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Supplies Needed:

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Ready to Put it Together?

  1. Print out your free printable leprechaun trap. I like to print ours on card stock so that it’s more stable, but you can also use regular paper. Make sure that your printer settings say “actual size” so that the template pieces print out in the correct size.
  2. Have your kids color in both the free gold here area and the ladder.
  3. Cut out both pieces. If you are making this with a smaller kid, please use safety scissors or cut it out for them.
  4. Put a piece of tape (or glue) at the top and bottom of the free gold here area.
  5. Secure it to the front of the bag. The bag should be right side up with the bottom piece folded on the bottom, so you are taping on one smooth surface.
  6. Put a piece of tape on the backside of the top of the ladder and tape it to the side of the bag. You’ll want to make sure that the bottom of the ladder reaches the table so the leprechaun can reach it 🙂

free gold here with a rainbow and a pot of gold
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Free Printable Leprechaun Trap

It’s easy to download. Just click “free printable leprechaun trap” and enter your email. You’ll immediately receive an email with a link to the printable. I recommend printing it immediately and also saving it to your computer so you can print it out again on a later day.

If you love this leprechaun trap, make sure to check out our other free printables. Don’t forget to make a leprechaun paper bag too! I’ve included the template to make it easy. Have a SUPER time!

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This leprechaun trap is the perfect activity for St. Patrick's Day. Just print, color, cut, attach to a paper bag, and catch a leprechaun.
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This leprechaun trap is the perfect activity for St. Patrick's Day. Just print, color, cut, attach to a paper bag, and catch a leprechaun.
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  1. How cute is this! My kids would LOVE to do something like this for St. Patty’s Day! I love this idea!

  2. Such a fun looking craft to do with kids especially to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Thanks for the printables as well

  3. Awwdorable! This is such a cute and fun craft activity for kids 😍 My niece would love making this for sure!

  4. This is interesting, first time know about this. They have cool printables to use. Thank you for sharing!

  5. This is so fun. And so easy for me to guide my daughter to do. As I am not a pro in crafting but my daughter loves art and craft. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Hhhhmmm….I love the history behind the Leprechaun trap. It’s something I can assimilate here, for our fun days. Thanks for sharing about it.

  7. The idea of the trapping and the craft itself are so cute! There is probably good luck to be had if you do catch him. But if he leaves anything behind, that’s fun too!!

  8. This project is a great way to get kids excited about celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! Thank you as always for the printable.

  9. Oh, I’m so ready for another St. Patrick’s Day craft. The kids were so excited to make this when I showed them

  10. What a cute and creative idea! Not seen one of these before but I bet the kids will think this is really fun and a nice addition to St Patrick’s Day.

  11. Lol. I have never heard of a Leprechaun trap before. My question is, what happens if you catch them? Like what do you do with them if they do not escape?

  12. I am sure my youngest will have fun doing these crafts. This could be a great weekend bonding with her.

  13. I am sure my youngest will have fun doing these crafts. She is into girlie-girlie things and have lots of trinkets.

  14. That is so cute! My kids are always trying to catch the leprechaun, so we’ll have to try this trap this year!

  15. Oh it looks like something cool to do and that kids could appreciate. Just like you suggested I have to try the ohter ones for my little cousins.

  16. What a cute idea. We never did the traps. I usually end up forgetting it’s St Patrick’s Day and then am like “Oh crap, oops, is everyone wearing green?”

  17. This is the coolest thing ever!!! I love Irish tradition but had no idea the story of Leprechaun, I need to catch one asap lol…Awesome craft, love it.

  18. This looks like such a creative and fun little craft to do!! Me just wishing that I had this when I was younger

  19. This is SO cute! My 4 year old would love this!! Definitely know what we will be making this weekend!