Do something different this St. Patrick’s day by making this kid-friendly leprechaun trap. Watch the video below to get the how-to!


  • Cardboard box
  • Decorative paper
  • Scissors
  • Gold paint
  • Foam paintbrush
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue stick
  • Mini decorative ladder
  • Gold coins
  • Small black pot
  • Wooden dowel
  • Foam stickers (optional)


Step 1: Paint the border of the cardboard box with gold paint. Let dry.

Step 2: Use a glue stick to glue strips of decorative paper around each side of the cardboard box.

Step 3: Decorate the sides of your box as desired.

Step 4: Use a hot glue gun to glue the ladder to one side of the box.

Step 5: Use pipe cleaners to create a rainbow. Use a hot glue gun to glue the rainbow inside the front of the box.

Step 6: Use a hot glue gun to glue one end of a wooden dowel to the inside of the cardboard box.


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