Leprechaun-Catching and St. Patty’s Day Sweets

Crafts and Games

Wee Leprechaun: Make-your-own leprechaun!

St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt: Follow fun all the way to a faux pot of gold.

To Catch A Leprechaun: Three clever traps for taking a stand against St. Patrick’s Day mischief: Leprechaun Hat Pit Trap, Rainbow Cage Drop, Tricky Trapdoor

Green Stamp: Spread the luck o’ the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day with a homemade shamrock stamp. Use it to decorate paper place mats, coasters, tablecloths, or anything else your little leprechauns wish to dress in green.


St. Patty’s Day Platter: Use a colorful variety of fruits for a rainbow platter. Marshmallows can act as the cloud at the end of the rainbow, and bananas for the pot of gold!

Clover Cookies: For St. Patrick’s Day (March 17), or any day you feel like you need a little extra luck, bake up a batch of these cheerful green shamrock cookies. Give some to your friends and classmates, so they will be lucky, too.

Taste a Rainbow Cupcakes: Here’s what little leprechauns look forward to on St. Patrick’s Day: a magical snack that can add color to the grayest March afternoon. Pot of gold not included.

Luck of the Irish Cupcakes: It’s not far to the gold at the end of this rainbow-topped Emerald Isle cupcake, just the thing for your lads and lasses on St. Patrick’s Day.

Shamrock Cupcakes: It doesn’t take the luck of the Irish to make these St. Patty’s Day treats look so sweet — just a clever baking technique.

St. Patrick’s Pot of Gold: Surprise your favorite little people on March 17th with these wee emerald pots filled with sweet, edible gold.

Ideas printed with permission from Disney FamilyFun Magazine.

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  1. I remember having to make leprechaun catching devices in elementary school. Even as a teacher, we still made them with our classes!

    Those rainbow cupcakes look AWESOME!

  2. I saw those cupcakes in the magazine. We have a subscription. I am making the piggy ones (from the farm) that were in this months magazine for Gavin’s snack day! He’s so excited about it. I wish I could think of another idea to use for the ears other then starburst. I don’t sending harder candies into the preschool.

  3. Thanks for the tips! We will be trying some of these fun games!

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