This pot of gold craft is the perfect project for kids to make for St. Patrick’s Day. It starts with a couple of paper plates and turns into a pouch that they can carry all of the favorite treasures in. Use the free printable to add seasonal decorations to your pot of gold. And skip the paint if you want a little less mess in your crafting. Just use markers or crayons instead.
If you like this pot of gold craft, you’re also going to love making this rainbow mask, this paper bag post of gold, this March weather craft or these simple lucky clover crafts. And be sure to download the free St. Patrick’s Day coloring pages.
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Fun Facts about Leprechauns
- Leprechauns are considered to be part of the fairy family.
- There are no girl leprechauns.
- The word leprechaun is a variation of a Middle Irish word that means “small body”.
- Leprechauns may be green or red.
- They are known to be sneaky.
- It’s believed that they get their wealth from crafting fine shoes.
To learn more interesting things about leprechauns, check out this article from Kids Play and Create.
Combine Reading with Crafting
The best way that I can think to elevate the crafting experience is to combine it with reading a good book. Here are some of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day themed books for kids…
SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- 2 Paper plates (9-inch coated)
- Black paint
- Stapler with staples
- Glue stick
- Construction paper
- Hole punch
- Markers or crayons
- White yarn
- Printable St. Patrick’s Day decorations
Just like very craft that we make here, this pot of gold takes just a few supplies that are part of our master list. It’s a list of just 27 basic craft items that fit into one bag. Once you fill your bag, you’re ready to mix and match what you already have to create all of the fun projects that you see here. It’s like have a capsule wardrobe, but for your kids’ crafts instead of outfits.
What are you waiting for? Fill your bag and craft along! You will love how much it frees you up to really spend quality screen-free time with your kids.
Save this St. Patrick’s Day Craft for later. Pin it to your favorite Pinterest board…
How to make a Pot of Gold Craft
Step 1: Paint the Plates
- Lay out some newspaper on your crafting surface.
- Place the 2 paper plates on the newspaper, bottom side up.
- Pinch a pompom with a clothespin to form your “paint brush”.
- Paint each plate black, leaving the top 1 inch or so unpainted.
*If you really do not want to both with the mess of paint, simply use crayons or markers to color your plates instead.
Step 2: Cut Off the Top
- Once the paint has dried, cut off the top 1 to 2 inches of your plates so that you’re left with the pot shape.
Step 3: Add the Gold to the Pot
- From a piece of yellow construction paper, draw lumps, like a pile of gold and cut it out.
- Use black construction paper to cut out 2 small legs for your pot of gold.
- Glue the gold onto the top of the back of one of the plates so that it is poking out the top.
- Also glue the feet of the caldron in place. Press firmly so that they stick well.
Step 4: Decorate It
- Download and print the free St. Patrick’s Day decorations.
- Choose what decorations you would like to use and cut the out of the paper.
- Glue the decorations in place on the front of your pot of gold.
Step 5: Assemble the Pot of Gold Craft Together
- Now sandwich the 2 plates together to form your pot.
- Staple all around the outside round edge, leaving the top open.
Step 6: Add a Yarn Handle
- Punch a hole in each side of the top of the pot.
- Cut 5 lengths of white yarn, about 1 yard long each.
- Gather up the pieces of yarn and tie them together in the center with a knot.
- Now put a couple of more knots in the length of yarn to hold it all together.
- Lace each end through holes that you punched and tie knots to hold it in place.
- Trim up the ends so that they are nice and neat.
Now that you have created your very own pot of gold craft, fill it with some of your favorite treasures. Maybe you’ll use it for some yummy snacks, small toys, pencils or other craft supplies…or whatever you would like. It’s yours to use for whatever treasures make you happy that you want to take along with you. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!