Nothing says March like tiny green donuts and cute little Leprechaun traps, right? Well, a few years back, when my older two kiddos were in Kindergarten (different years, same school) all the kiddos were assigned the cutest project ever! They were asked to make a Leprechaun trap to bring in to show the class. Then, on St. Patrick’s Eve all the traps were put to the test to try and catch one of the tricky little guys (or gals).
Well, I’ll show you how to make these easy little donuts and also a couple of trap ideas….in case you want to try to score yourself a pot o’ gold this year too.
Melting chocolate~We used dark and white
Sprinkles~ The smaller, the better
Start off by melting some chocolate….go crazy here and use whatever colors your kiddos want. You just need a teeny bit. Dunk your Cheerios into your chocolate. I needed to use my tweezers for this (cleaned off, of course)
Then, dip them into the sprinkles of your choice. The smaller, the better.
Ta~da! Super cute, right? I even found some adorable miniature props to use for this post…..Just couldn’t help myself LOL
Here are some we made 2 years ago using frosting. I like the chocolate better, though, since it dries and you can handle it easier afterwards.
And now for the cute traps the kids invented. They used the donuts as bait in these since everyone knows Leprechauns can’t resist tiny donuts.
This one is simply a cereal box dressed up with pretty paper and embellishments….and signs to make sure the little buggers know there are donuts for the taking.
The Leprechaun is supposed to climb the rope ladder and try to get the treats. Then, he will fall down inside the box because the “plank” won’t hold his weight.
This trap is a little more complex…
….with comfy furniture inside for your miniature visitor.
Hope these ideas kindle your imagination for some fun this St. Patty’s Day. This is also a great activity to keep your kids busy for awhile because creating tons of tiny donuts takes time.
Don’t forget to run by my Etsy store to see all the new and fun items I’ve added.