Lucky Leprechaun Donuts and Tricky Leprechaun Traps

Lucky Leprechaun Donuts and Tricky Leprechaun Traps By: NotSoIdleHands.com

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.

Lucky Leprechaun Donuts and Tricky Leprechaun Traps By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Supplies

Cheerios

Melting chocolate~We used dark and white

Sprinkles~ The smaller, the better

Lucky Leprechaun Donuts and Tricky Leprechaun Traps By: NotSoIdleHands.com

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)

Lucky Leprechaun Donuts and Tricky Leprechaun Traps By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Then, dip them into the sprinkles of your choice. The smaller, the better.

Lucky Leprechaun Donuts and Tricky Leprechaun Traps By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Ta~da! Super cute, right? I even found some adorable miniature props to use for this post…..Just couldn’t help myself LOL

Lucky Leprechaun Donuts and Tricky Leprechaun Traps By: NotSoIdleHands.com

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.

Lucky Leprechaun Donuts and Tricky Leprechaun Traps By: NotSoIdleHands.com

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.

Lucky Leprechaun Donuts and Tricky Leprechaun Traps By: NotSoIdleHands.com

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.

Lucky Leprechaun Donuts and Tricky Leprechaun Traps By: NotSoIdleHands.com

This trap is a little more complex…

Lucky Leprechaun Donuts and Tricky Leprechaun Traps By: NotSoIdleHands.com

….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.

Have fun!

Comments

  1. Jessica says:

    Those are so cute! I love the plank one! The one with the furniture is kind of creepy! Lol

    • emilie30 says:

      Haha! Thanks….yeah, the “dungeon” one is weird. She made it and then I think she felt bad that it wouldn’t be comfy for the leprechaun. LOL

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