Build your own Leprechaun Trap

Written by Supernova

Mar 16, 2023

Building a leprechaun trap is most likely not something you ever thought you would do. Luckily, the Supernova team is here to keep your life wacky and exciting! Look around your house for these items and add eco-warrior to your list of accomplishments for the day. Before we start, let’s have a look at how St. Patrick’s Day came to be!

The history of St. Patrick

St. Patrick’s Day marks the feast day of the Irish national patron saint. St. Patrick was a 5th-century missionary, who is credited with bringing Christianity into Ireland. He became a legendary figure by the end of the 7th century and is considered a patron saint of Ireland.

St. Patrick was born in Britain in the 4th century. He was taken as a slave to Ireland. He eventually escaped only to return later to convert Ireland to Christianity. Saint Patrick’s Day, the 17th of March, is the day that he passed away. Wearing green on that day means you celebrate all things Irish.

What you need

  • A4 coloured papers (Rainbow colours)
  • Glue stick
  • Wood glue
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Shoe Box
  • Gold paper
  • Decorations for your box
  • Glitter
  • Cotton
  • Thin stick
  • String/ribbon

How to make a leprechaun trap

Cutting rainbow strips.

Cut all the coloured paper into equal strips to paste onto another sheet.

Paste the colours in the order of a rainbow.

Pasting rainbow colours.
Cutting paper.

Cut a sheet of paper to fit over a quarter of the rainbow.

Spread wood glue on your sheet, placed on top of the rainbow colours.

Pasting the paper on the rainbow.
Pasting the cotton on the rainbow.

Paste the cotton on top of the glue to make some clouds.

Measure your stick by placing it under the lid of the box and cut it off at the length you like the best.

Cutting the stick.
Tying a string to the stick.

Tie the ribbon to the end of the stick.

Decorate your leprechaun box to make it look irresistible to the leprechaun. You can even use gold paper and glitter to make a pot of gold for the leprechaun.

Decorate your leprechaun trap.
Leprechaun trap, set up and ready to catch a leprechaun.

Set your trap in a quiet place and, who knows, maybe you’ll catch yourself a slippery leprechaun!

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