Kids’ Leprechaun Trap Activity for St. Patrick’s Day
Are you looking for a way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your kids? A leprechaun trap is an easy art activity that engages the young child’s imagination, builds fine motor skills and encourages creativity. Before you get started, take a look at these simple step-by-step directions!
Materials You’ll Need
- Shoe box
- Clear-drying school glue
- Green construction paper
- Green glitter
- Green pipe cleaners
- Draw a door on the side of the shoe box. Remember, the leprechaun is little—meaning your child needs to size the door accordingly.
- Cut the door out.
- Cover the box with the green paper, leaving a space for the door. Cut and glue the paper to the top and sides of the shoe box.
- Decorate the box (making it even more attractive to the leprechaun). Use glitter sprinkled over glue to make designs or write words.
- Create a path for the leprechaun. Build a ladder structure with pipe cleaners by twisting the ends together.
After the leprechaun trap is completely dry, leave bait. Open the shoe box’s lid, place a handful of cereal or anything else that your child thinks the leprechaun will love inside. After your child goes to sleep, remove the bait and leave a few chocolate coins behind. Check the trap the next morning to reveal the leprechaun’s bounty.
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