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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.

Paper plate shamrock wand for St. Patrick’s Day

Sunday, March 15th, 2009
St. Patrick's Day wand

St. Patrick's Day wand

Let kids paint, color or use markers all over dessert-sized paper plates to make this fun clover wand for St. Patrick’s Day.

What You Need: 3 dessert-sized paper plates; green paint, crayons or markers; gold glitter; Stapler; drinking straw (green if available); green crepe paper streamers.

How to Make It: Color all 3 paper plates green. If paint was used, sprinkle gold glitter on while still wet. Otherwise, you’ll need a little glue. Adult staples paper plates together in shamrock shape and then staples to straw. Tie and/or staple green streamer to straw.

Coffee filter shamrock for St. Patrick’s Day

Saturday, March 14th, 2009
Coffee filter shamrock

Coffee filter shamrock

Preschoolers can experiment with how colors blend (“Yellow and blue makes green!”) as well as have fun squirting water and watching the coffee filter absorb the dye on this St. Patrick’s Day clover.

What You Need: 1 coffee filter; scissors; yellow and blue liquid food coloring; squirt bottle with water; small paintbrushes.

How to Make It: Put down several layers of newspaper or paper towels. Adult precuts shamrock shape on coffee filter (You can trace one and cut several layers at once). Provide children with yellow and blue liquid food coloring, slightly diluted. Children can use small paintbrushes, cotton swabs or eye droppers to combine yellow and blue dye on coffee filter. Once the child is satisfied with the result, allow him or her to squirt the coffee filter and watch the colors combine to make green as the coffee filter gets wet. Let shamrock dry.