Lucky trap decorations being made by two girls with materials scattered about the table

Lucky Trap Decorations

Increase your chances of catching those mischievous leprechauns this St. Patrick’s Day, by tricking out your trap with additional bait and decorations to help capture the little guys’ attention. (How can Lucky resist following a charm trail? It’s like a kid being drawn to something right after you tell them not to touch it!) Let your kids’ imaginations run wild while making the ultimate leprechaun trap this year.


  • Lucky Charms box with trap on back
  • Rainbow colored construction paper
  • Rainbow colored pipe cleaners
  • Popsicle sticks colored rainbow colors
  • Decorative balls
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun/tape
  • Markers
  • Safety scissors or exacto knife


Magical Rainbow

  1. Bend pipe cleaners into the shape of rainbow
  2. Apply hot glue at each end of the pipe cleaners so they stick together.
  3. Glue the pipe cleaners to your trap and add decorative cotton balls at the end to create clouds.

Rainbow Stairs

  1. Color popsicle sticks with markers.
  2. Cut popsicle sticks into small steps roughly the same size.
  3. Next, create riser steps that are slightly less wide. These will be positioned vertically, helping your steps go up.
  4. Glue the steps and risers together with the colored part of the popsicle sticks facing up.
  5. Finish by gluing the top step to your trap so it stays secure.

Rainbow Walkway

  1. For your rainbow, cut thin strips of construction paper the same length and width.
  2. Next, cut out two smaller strips the same length and width. These will serve as the base for your rainbow.
  3. Tape or glue the ends of your rainbow strips to your base strips lying flat.
  4. Tape or glue the base strips to your trap so the strips curve up like a rainbow.
  5. Hide your base strips by covering them with decorative cotton balls, which can be made to look like bushes or clouds.