Make a leprechaun trap with your kids to help decorate for St. Patrick’s Day. This is a sponsored post with Xyron.
My daughter has been giggling ever since we started this project. She was so excited to work on it together and to help add all the little details. She carefully placed each of the tiny gold coins on this leprechaun trap to “successfully” lure the itty bitty leprechaun in. I hope you and your kids will enjoy making this leprechaun trap as much as we did!
Supplies Used to Make a Leprechaun Trap:
- Cardboard round container
- Wood or paper plate
- Xyron Creative Station with 9” permanent adhesive
- Cotton balls
- Glitterific Glitter Paint
Trace the pieces of the “hat” onto the green felt and cut them out.
I removed the top of the container and am using the base as the top of the hat. Cut a small hole in the box for the trap.
Roll each of the felt pieces through the Xryon Creative Station using the 9′ permanent adhesive refill. I love to use my Xyron products when crafting with my kids because we don’t have to wait for glue to dry and I don’t need to worry about them getting burned using hot glue. They love to roll stuff through the Creative Station!
Press down firmly on the fabric before removing the cover sheet. Carefully lift the fabric off the backing. You will need to work more slowly and carefully with fabric than you do with paper when using your Xyron products, but the result is worth it!
Cover the plate and the cylinder with the adhesive backed felt.
Cut strips in the colors of the rainbow. The red strip is two inches wide and will be the base. The other thin strips are about 1/4 inch wide.
Roll the rainbow colors through the Creative Station.
Place the pieces adhesive side UP on top of the large red piece. It’s very important that the sticky side is facing you!
Sprinkle glitter on the adhesive. This is why I had the sticky side facing up! Shake off the excess glitter.
The rainbow is magical and glittery, as it should be!
Hot glue the rainbow to the top of the container. Hot glue cotton balls around the base to make the clouds.
Cut 1/4 inch pieces of brown cardstock and roll them through the Creative Station. These will be used for the ladder.
After placing the rungs on the ladder, cover the adhesive side with another strip of cardstock.
To make the tiny gold coins, spread Glitterific on a silicone craft mat. Let it dry completely.
Use a hole punch (I used my Crop-o-Dile) to punch small circles from the dried glitter paint.
They look just like tiny gold coins, don’t they? I love the shimmer on these itty bitty coins.
Trace and cut two shamrocks from light green cardstock. Place one smaller shamrock over the trap opening on top of the hat. Place the larger shamrock on the side of the hat inside a white felt trim to add a little more decoration to the leprechaun trap. All that’s left to do is wait and see if a little visitor falls for it! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!