DIY Mossy Maze Leprechaun Trap
Oh that tricky leprechaun!
I have to tell you, the thought of a “leprechaun trap’“ sounded a little aggressive when my son came home from school and told me what his assignment was. I was a little apprehensive, but after starting the project…there is a chance I got a little too into it! I mean, I was literally having conversation with my son about what we thought would entice the leprechaun to come through our mossy maze! Ha Ha! It actually ended up being really fun…and cute, might I add.
The base of this bad boy is a simple wood tray I got at the craft supply store. I came up with the idea of a “mossy maze” because I spend too much time on Pinterest and “moss wall art” is trendy right now. When I was at the craft supply store trying to look for green inspiration the light bulb went off when I saw the moss and thought I could create something similar…for the leprechaun.
The moss will either come as a sheet or as loose moss. I recommend getting a sheet of moss to cover the bottom of the tray and then create your maze design with the loose moss. All you need to do is use a hot glue gun to secure it in!
I added some fun things like rainbow sprinkles, gold coins, and a little rainbow for some elements of fun! Then, I decided to trap the leprechaun by using a paper cup held up by a lollipop stick. Get as creative as you like!
hot glue gun
paper in rainbow colors
paper cutter; optional (scissors can also be used)
paper cup and lollipop stick for the trap
Optional additions: wood rounds, rainbow sprinkles, gold pieces
Measure out the sheet of moss so that it will fit into the tray
Hot glue the moss sheet into the bottom of the wood tray
Add the loose moss into the tray with your hands and create your own maze
Once you plan how you want your maze to look, glue the loose moss in with a hot glue gun
You can add extra details like wood rounds, fake pieces of gold, and sprinkles along the trail to entice the leprechaun
To create the rainbow simply cut red, orange, yellow, green, purple, and blue strips of paper approximately 1 inch wide
You can make them as long as you like depending on the size of your tray
Glue the 1-inch strips of paper together with a hot glue gun
Once the glue has dried fold the bottom of each end of the paper under about 1/4 inch and add some glue to the ends, then glue the rainbow into the tray on top of the moss leading to the end of the maze
To create the trap I simply cut a small white paper cup and held it up with a lollipop stick so that when the leprechaun enters the rainbow and sees the gold then he will be trapped by the cup