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a fun St. Patrick’s Day craft for kids


Leprechauns are very tricky and really sharp, so if you want to know the mystery of where their gold is hidden you will have to set a leprechaun trap, Once you catch them they are bound to tell you the truth, but you must take action immediately. Try this home remedy Cereal Box Leprechaun Trap To check out if you are luckiest.

Leprechaun trap made from cereal box

Cereal Box Leprechaun Trap

This leprechaun trap is a fun St. Patrick’s Day craft to do with kids, and most of the supplies you probably already have on hand. This also makes a great classroom project!

Connected Another fun classroom project are these craft stick leprechaun hats. And for an even easier way to celebrate in the classroom, check out our Printable St. Patrick’s Day Bingo!

Leprechaun Trap

what you’ll need

Seal the open end of the cereal box with tape. Cut off the front (or back) of the cereal box. Cover the box with green construction paper.

Leprechaun Trap Cat Step 1

parents pay attention – I used glitter for this project. If you don’t want to use glitter there are alternatives. there is glitter glue, but it will take time to dry, just as glitter paint will take time to dry. you can also use golden craft painOr if you’re lucky enough to get them, use plastic gold coins that can sometimes be found at the dollar store.

Leprechaun Trap Cat Step 2

Using the piece of cardboard you just took out of the cereal box, cover one side with a glue stick. Sprinkle glitter on the glue and let it set for about 5 minutes. Tape the excess glitter to a piece of paper and pour the excess glitter back into the glitter container.

Leprechaun Trap Cat Step 3

Cut shiny cardboard into squares. Use scissors to round the corners of the squares to make gold coins. Keep the coins aside.

Leprechaun Trap Cat Step 4

Cut red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple construction paper into 2-inch-wide strips. Starting with the red, stick the orange strip on top of the red overlapping by 1 inch.

After this, add yellow color, overlapping the orange by 1 inch. Continue this process with green, blue and purple. Cut 1 inch off the last (violet) strip so all visible colors are 1 inch wide. This is your rainbow path.

Leprechaun Trap Cat Step 5

Cover a piece of white construction paper with white craft glue. Add cotton balls to craft glue to create clouds.

Leprechaun Trap Cat Step 6

To attach the rainbow path to the cloud, run a stick of glue along the bottom edge of the path and stick it to the white paper, just below the cotton balls. Pile some gold coins on the cloud, then make a “bread crumb” type trail of coins down the rainbow path from the cloud.

Cereal Box Leprechaun Trap Craft

Ask your children to set up a trap by placing a cloud and a path on the table or floor. Tie yarn to one end of the dowel. Prop the cereal box up with dowels and hide it!

When the leprechaun follows the trail of gold and ends up inside the box with a pile of gold, pull the yarn which will pull the dowel out and collapse the box, trapping the leprechaun inside! Be sure to remind your kids that they are very fast. So fast that they won’t even be able to see him run away!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

If you’re looking for more St. Patrick’s Day craft ideas, our End of the Rainbow Loot Buckets are great for filling parties with goodies. For a craft that’s easy for younger kids, these 3D Tissue Paper Shamrocks will keep them busy, and if they’re a slime fan, our St. Patrick’s Day Slime is always a fun option!

Cereal Box Leprechaun Trap

print project

Cereal Box Leprechaun Trap

Make a fun and magical leprechaun trap from recycled cereal boxes!

age category: kids crafts

Project Type: St. Patrick’s Day

supply

  • recycled cereal box
  • gold glitter
  • construction paper green red, blue, purple, yellow, orange, white
  • cotton balls
  • 12- inches dowel or stick
  • 36- inches piece of string
  • white craft glue
  • glue stick
  • Scissors
  • tape

Instruction

  • Seal the open end of the cereal box with tape. Cut off the front (or back) of the cereal box. Cover the box with green construction paper.

  • Using the piece of cardboard you just took out of the cereal box, cover one side with a glue stick. Sprinkle glitter on the glue and let it set for about 5 minutes. Tape the excess glitter to a piece of paper and pour the excess glitter back into the glitter container.

  • Cut shiny cardboard into squares. Use scissors to round the corners of the squares to make gold coins. Keep the coins aside.

  • Cut red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple construction paper into 2-inch-wide strips. Starting with the red, stick the orange strip on top of the red overlapping by 1 inch. After this, add yellow color, overlapping the orange by 1 inch. Continue this process with green, blue and purple. Cut the last (violet) strip by 1 inch so that all visible colors are 1 inch wide. This is your rainbow path.

  • Cover a piece of white construction paper with white craft glue. Add cotton balls to craft glue to create clouds.

  • To attach the rainbow path to the cloud, run a stick of glue along the bottom edge of the path and stick it to the white paper, just below the cotton balls. Pile some gold coins on the cloud, then make a “bread crumb” type trail of coins down the rainbow path from the cloud.

  • Ask your children to set up a trap by placing a cloud and a path on the table or floor. Tie yarn to one end of the dowel. Prop the cereal box up with dowels and hide it! When the leprechaun follows the trail of gold and ends up inside the box with a pile of gold, pull the yarn which will pull the dowel out and collapse the box, trapping the leprechaun inside! Be sure to remind your kids that they are very fast. So fast that they won’t even be able to see him run away!

This post was originally published on this blog on March 6, 2014.

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