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Pot of Gold with Rainbow for St. Patrick’s Day

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Pot of Gold

Pot of Gold

This easy craft — a “pot of gold” complete with rainbow handle — is perfect for preschool or daycare. And kids can bring theirs home (filled with St. Patrick’s Day treats or cards, perhaps) and hang it on a door handle. All you need is paper plates, adhesive and crayons, markers, or paint.

What You Need: 2 standard paper plates; scissors; crayons, markers or paints; tape or stapler.

How to Make It: First, an adult will need to help little kids cut out part of each plate to create a handle shape. Then, children color a rainbow pattern (great way to practice colors!) on the handle. The rest of the paper plate is colored black, serving as the leprechaun’s pot of gold. Finally, join the two plates together using Scotch tape or staples. Kids could also add shamrock stickers if they’d like.

St. Patrick’s Day pot of gold craft

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Pot of Gold craft

Pot of Gold craft

My son was at the local gymnastics place for a party last night and the kids did a pot of gold craft in anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day. However, my son was excitedly anticipating running and playing, so his pot of gold is a little under-done. Plus, he ate the gold. Still, a fun craft!

What You Need: small Styrofoam bowl; black paint; black pipe cleaner; shamrock stickers; candy or gold coin chocolates; paintbrush.

How to Make It: Use end of paintbrush or other tool (safety first!) to poke two holes in sides of foam bowl and insert pipe cleaner for handle. Paint pot black. Let dry. Add shamrock stickers.