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12 Fun Ideas for Leprechaun Mischief

If your kids are itching to believe in leprechauns, try these fun ideas for leprechaun mischief you can do around the house!

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Ideas for Leprechaun Mischief
We don’t formally celebrate St. Patrick’s Day around here (meaning no green or rainbow decor) mainly because my boys have been too little to truly have fun with the holiday.

That has changed a bit this year.

My 5 year old is suddenly interested in finding himself a leprechaun!

Apparently some of the boys’ blocks went missing recently and a leprechaun caught the blame.

Nevermind that one of the boys most likely didn’t put them away properly.

Since then, the hunt has been on to find out what other mischief the little guy has been into.

If you’re into encouraging the little trickster, like I am, then here are a few ideas for leprechaun mischief that he can take the blame for!

These are all kid friendly and fairly easy to do.


12 Fun Ideas for Leprechaun Mischief

Ideas for Leprechaun Mischief
1. Replace shoelaces with green shoelaces.

2. Dye the milk green.

3. Fill the sock drawer with green socks or rainbow socks.

4. Make leprechaun footprints around the house with washable finger paint.

5. Swap the bag of cereal in the Cheerios box with a bag of Lucky Charms.

6. Tattoo the kids with St. Patrick’s Day tattoos while they sleep (if they are heavy sleepers).

7. Sprinkle a gold glitter trail around where the leprechaun has been.

8. Turn the tap water green by inserting a color tablet in the faucet.

9. Replace the house plants with clover plants.

10. DIY a miniature leprechaun door.

11. Use glass markers to draw a rainbow on the windows or glass door.

12. Make rainbow Jello for kids to find in the fridge.


And my absolute favorite (and mine are absolutely obsessed with this one):

13. Leave a string light fuse from a set of Christmas lights where the kids can find it.

Mine had no idea what it was, and I told them is was a Leprechaun’s flashlight, and he must have left it behind when he visited.



Fun, right?

Let me know which of the ideas for leprechaun mischief you’ve tried!


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This post was originally shared March 2014.

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Monday 26th of February 2018

These things would be so much fun to amaze my grandchildren with! They would be sure there really was a leprechaun! Thank you for sharing on Party in Your PJ's. Pinned to my St. Patrick's Day board.


Tuesday 20th of February 2018

Hi Michele! My brother and his wife always do fun things for St. Patrick's Day. I feel a little sad that I don't. I'm so glad I read your post. It has so great ideas for my family. Thanks!


Wednesday 16th of March 2016

Love these ideas. Haven't been celebrating much St. Patrick's here either because my daughter is still too little, but your suggestion of dyeing milk green may be the start of it. Totally doing it tomorrow for breakfast! Thanks so much for sharing this with us on #SHINEbloghop last week. Happy to have you join us!


Wednesday 16th of March 2016

What fun ideas! Those pesky leprechauns! Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday!

Frugal Hausfrau

Wednesday 16th of March 2016

These are such great ideas! Thanks for sharing this with us on Throwback Thursday!


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