DIY Leprechaun Trap

Are you looking for a little luck until next St. Patricks’s Day? Then it’s time to make a DIY Leprechaun Trap.

This fun trap was made out of items around the house and printables from Whimsically Wonderful. It also was fun to creatively collaborate with Mila and keep the magic of St. Patrick’s Day going.

If there was a classified ad for this DIY Leprechaun Trap, I think it would read something like this…

If you’re a weary leprechaun looking for a comfy place to rest for the night… or next year… You have to stay at The Rainbow Hotel!

Filled with a comfy bed, free gold, and magical decor, you’ll love your stay. You won’t miss The Rainbow Hotel because all you have to do is follow the rainbow exterior and the shamrock on the door.

Plus, it’ll only cost you a little luck.

Honestly, I’d want to stay in The Rainbow Hotel too. I just don’t have too much luck to give.

Anyways, here’s what we used for our DIY Leprechaun Trap:

Putting this together was really easy, but took some time.

It was a lot of cutting, gluing, and making sure everything looked cute in the right place.

It took us about an hour to cut and glue everything on, but it looked so cute. The best part of making leprechaun traps is everyone’s is going to look different and unique. I think this one celebrates how Mila and I are and view life.

Now it’s time to catch our leprechaun. You can only catch them on St. Patrick’s Day, so make sure you have yours ready!


Do you ever make leprechaun traps? If you do let me know how you made the next day special in the comments.

St. Patrick’s Day Drink: Shamrock Punch

If you’re looking for a tasty drink to draw in leprechauns, tiny humans, and adults.. you’ll need this Shamrock Punch recipe.

With its bright green appearance and sweet taste, it’ll be a hit at any St. Patrick’s Day party!

Mila suggested that leprechauns might like a drink when they’re getting into their shenanigans. She told me it had to be green and it needed rainbows.

Since we’re always down for punch, I had a magical idea. Here’s all you’ll need:

  • Green Juice – we used hugs but would’ve used Bug Juice if Mila hadn’t drank it first.
  • Sprite
  • Lemon-Lime Sherbet
  • Rainbow Candy (Airheads Xtreme Bites)
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Vodka – *Optional for Adults*

Just like any punch recipe I’ve talked about on this blog, this one is just as easy and good.

First, start off putting lemon-lime sherbet in a cup or punch bowl. I like to put extra because I’ve always been the person to want the sherbet in my cup!

Add some Airhead Xtreme Rainbow candies too! This is optional, but it amps up the magic.

Then, pour your green juice in. You could easily use Hawaiian Punch, but we used Hugs since it was just for a single cup.

To get the BRIGHT green color, put a few drops of green food coloring in Sprite. Add this to your cup or bowl too.

Then you’re all ready to attract some leprechauns or have a fun time! You can make it extra fun by adding your favorite choice of vodka to the adult drinks!

Fingers crossed this will help us catch our leprechaun. If not, we still have a few tricks up our sleeve.


What do you like to drink for St. Patrick’s Day? Let me know in the comments.

DIY Color Changing Shamrock Sign

The magic of St. Patrick’s Day keeps flowing, especially with this DIY Coloring Changing Shamrock Sign.

Littles will be amazed watching blue and yellow make green! You can also use this sign to help trap those pesky leprechauns. They’ll be attracted to the magic.

Mila has been super curious in two different things: leprechauns and how to make colors.

To be able to give her both in one day, we did a magical craft that we’ll use to bait leprechauns. It’s really been fun to hear all her ideas of how to catch a leprechaun. She had fun making magic like them!

Plus, we love an activity with a simple set up! This one gives you just that with some leprechaun magic too! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Blue Paint
  • Yellow Paint
  • Black Paint
  • Gold Paint
  • Canvas
  • Plastic Wrap

All you need to do is pour some blue and yellow paint on a blank canvas. I actually had the canvas in a sensory bin to keep the mess at bay.

Then, I had Mila place plastic wrap on top and told her to mix all the colors.

For that part, I really had to tell her it was okay to get messy. She was really moving the plastic wrap around which mixed it up quicker. At first I think she was afraid of the messy paint!

Once it’s combined, take the plastic wrap off and let it dry.

To add a little more magic, I painted on a shamrock, ‘lucky,’ and splattered gold paint. I think it turned out as magical as a leprechaun would like.


What’s your favorite St. Patrick’s Day saying to put on signs?

Easy Leprechaun Parfait

If you’re in the midst of leprechaun hunting this year, you might be able to tempt one with this Easy Leprechaun Parfait.

With only a few tasty ingredients, your little ones won’t be able to resist the temptation of trying this magically delicious treat.

Mila is on a full fledge hunt for a leprechaun before St. Patrick’s Day. The one in our house has already turned all our milk green and is hiding things of her’s. We have a few tricks up our sleeve to capture him.

One tasty way we came up with was getting our leprechaun to try a tasty parfait. Of course filled with all a leprechaun’s favorite things…

Here’s what you’ll need to charm a leprechaun with this treat:

  • Lucky Charm Cereal
  • Vanilla Pudding
  • Food Coloring

The first thing for the sweet treat is to have littles separate the Lucky Charm’s cereal and marshmallows. Mila loves doing this and sneaking a few to eat too!

While they’re doing that, put green food coloring in the vanilla pudding. Of course leprechauns LOVE the color green. Mix it up until it’s consistently green. I tried to make it a lighter green, but it all depends on the amount of food coloring you put in.

Once you and your little are done, it’s time to start layering.

Our layering went like this: cereal, pudding, cereal, pudding, marshmallows. Personally, I think it was a pretty good decision.

The best part was, Mila was super excited to try this since it was for the leprechaun. She ate SO much for it, but left a little bit to catch one. They’re small anyways!

We’ll keep you updated on our catching adventure… until then, you have to try this sweet treat.


What are your tips and tricks to catch one of those sneaky leprechauns? Let me know in the comments.