This is the number one St. Patrick’s Day activity out there: Building a Leprechaun Trap! Have you ever wanted to catch a leprechaun? My son sure has! If you missed our post on easy Leprechaun Trap Ideas, make sure to check it out for inspiration. Kick off your leprechaun trap building session by putting together a Leprechaun trap kit! All this month we will be holding a STEM-inspired Countdown To St Patricks Day.
Build A Leprechaun Trap Kit STEM Activity
Get ready to add this simple STEM activity to your St. Patrick’s Day lesson plans this season. If you want to learn a bit about the STEM design process, let’s dig in. While you’re at it, make sure to check out these other fun St. Patricks Day STEM activities.
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We love to design, engineer, and build all sorts of things for all the holidays and seasons. Plus, you don’t have to just use recyclables either. We have tried even built a LEGO leprechaun trap!
Check out our Mini Leprechaun Trap and Garden in the video below:
LEPRECHAUN TRAP IDEAS
We’ve built a LEGO leprechaun trap kit but sadly we did not catch a wee little fellow as my son had hoped. He started asking early this year about a new Leprechaun trap design. We spent some time talking about ideas, and he came up with a new plan.
BUILD A LEPRECHAUN TRAP KIT
Once you have some ideas in mind, you need to get to work gathering supplies. This is where the leprechaun trap kit comes in handy!
I created a tray filled with materials to help get him started. Our leprechaun trap bait is skittles, but we will pick those up closer to St. Patrick’s Day eve. I imagine either my little leprechaun or big leprechaun (husband) will have eaten them all by then if I buy them too soon.
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LEPRECHAUN TRAP KIT SUPPLIES:
- You can also take a look in the recycling bin, junk drawer, or craft draws if you have one! I set out a few different size boxes for him to test out including a shoebox, a tissue box, and an oatmeal container.
- Leprechaun’s Black Pot
- Fake Gold Coins
- Rainbow Popsicle Sticks
- Shiny Green Craft Tape
- Zip Ties
- Small Clothes Line Pulley
- Washers and Nuts
- Measuring Tape
- Leprechaun Bait like Skittles
- Leprechaun Trap Pack (included in our NEW St. Patricks Day STEM Pack)
Build A Simple Leprechaun Trap Kit for Kids
This is an awesome STEM activity that kids of multiple ages can enjoy together. It also makes a fun family time activity or classroom project. We will set our trap out the night before St. Patrick’s Day and see what happens! Make sure to check out our easy Leprechaun Traps post for some very clever ideas to get in the mood!