DIY Mossy Maze Leprechaun Trap from From Scratch with Maria Provenzano. | Greater Lansing Area Moms

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Ready to go green on March 17th?

I’ve got all the fun crafts, DIY’s, and recipe ideas that’ll make your kids want to celebrate! St. Patrick’s Day is a fun way to talk about Ireland’s heritage and culture with your little ones. I know that my kids can’t wait to wear green and gold to school, so to help all those other parents out there, I’ve gathered some helpful tips that are the equivalent of a pot of gold to help you celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day with your kiddos.

Create a DIY Mossy Maze Leprechaun Trap



  • 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 ¼-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.

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