Feelin’ Lucky? Try Your Hand at This Leprechaun Trap!

Hi, friends! I hope you are happy and safe wherever you are while reading this.

As we gear up for both Spring Break and St. Patrick’s Day, my little one was given a homework assignment to make a Leprechaun Trap. This project has seen many iterations in recent years, and I have seen several kits in various stores to make one. This option to purchase a kit may have been more time-effective, but it felt a little lacking to me with regard to creativity, so we opted to use the resources we have at home (I may or may not have a craft supplies hoarding problem—don’t judge).

Being an Occupational Therapist, and most importantly, a mom, it is always important to me that we put good effort into the tasks that my son is given from school. After all, I am confident that the goal of the assignment is to incorporate a variety of skills, as children of his age (Kindergarten) are learning how to master these skills. Cutting, coloring, glueing, and using creative thinking are vitally important, afterall. So, with this in mind, we set out to make our trap.

My son came up with his concept, and we got to work. Some of the materials we used include:

  • a small cardboard box
  • cardstock
  • glue
  • scissors
  • embellishments
  • tape
  • paint

While these were the materials he chose, the options are truly endless. I encourage you to make your own Leprechaun Traps at home, as we really enjoyed this project. And, who knows—you may just catch one of the little sprites! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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