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Pot of Gold Paper Craft For Kids on St. Patrick’s Day

For children, this pot of gold paper craft helps celebrate the fantastical elements of St. Patrick’s Day!

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St. Patrick’s Day. You may know it as that awkward pinching holiday. Or you may recall its convenient position right in the middle of Lent. You may even squabble about whether you are supposed to wear green or orange on St. Patrick’s Day. Any or all of these thoughts may run through your mind every March 17th along with visions of Leprechauns, Rainbows, and pots of gold. There is so much folklore and mythology regarding this date nestled among the esoteric lesser holidays between Christmas and Easter. And it’s one that children and adults look forward to albeit for different reasons.

The End of the Rainbow

What child doesn’t love to speculate about that fabled pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Part of the mystery and magic of rainbows is that you can’t touch them. They are visions only with no substance, thus the elusive pot of gold remains a dream, much like catching a wish-granting leprechaun. Although the pot of gold and the rainbow are totally intangible, this very textural pot of gold paper craft adds touch and feel to one of the greatest holiday legends we love to tell our kids. It’s a lot of fun to make and an excellent way for kids to pass the time while learning about St. Patrick’s Day.

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The Real St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day, like most religious holidays, is actually a feast; and yes, it is conveniently positioned in the midst of the fasting period Lent, which leads up to Easter. Many who practice Lent have a big celebration called Fat Tuesday, which is all about getting “it” out of their system before heading into the somber 40 day stretch toward Easter Sunday. St. Patrick’s Day comes along as a day of remembrance for the patron saint of Ireland. St. Patrick was a slave in Ireland near the end of the Roman Empire at the beginning of the 5th Century. He escaped and later returned to convert the Irish to Christianity

Find out more about the facts and the myths of St. Patrick’s Day at National Geographic Kids.

Pot of Gold Paper Craft For Kids

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List of Supplies for the Pot of Gold Paper Craft

  1. Coloured craft papers (1 sheet of each: light blue, purple, orange, red, yellow, green, grey, and 1 larger size coloured paper of your choice for the background)
  2. White embossed paper
  3. Craft foam sheet
  4. Golden glitter paper
  5. Craft glue
  6. Pencil
  7. Scissors
  8. Printable template

How To Make The Pot of Gold Paper Craft

Step 1

  • Select coloured craft papers for the rainbow, pot and shamrock patterns; and trace the patterns on the papers.
  • Trace the cloud patterns on the white embossed paper and the coins on the golden glitter paper.
  • Cut out 2 small pieces of craft foam.
  • Cut a slit along the yellow line of the pot pattern.
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Step 2

  • Grab the largest rainbow layer and stick the 2nd largest rainbow layer on the largest one.
  • Align each layer along their straight sides.
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Step 3

  • Stick the next small layer each time until reaching the smallest one.
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Step 4

  • Prepare a piece of paper for the background.
  • Stick the paper rainbow pattern on the middle of the background paper; you could place the rainbow near the top side of the paper to keep space for the pot on the bottom side of the paper.
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Step 5

  • Attach the small craft foam pieces on the backside of the cloud patterns.
  • Stick the large cloud on a side of the rainbow, near the bottom end.
  • Stick the small cloud on the top of the large cloud.
  • Use a sharpie to trace outline on the pot cutout.
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Step 6

  • Stick the pot cutout on the bottom side of the rainbow pattern.
  • Keep the slit part free from glue.
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Step 7

Insert golden glitter coins inside the pot through the slit. Stick 1 or 2 shamrock cutouts to the craft.

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St. Patrick’s Day CRAFT IDEAS

If you are looking for more DIY St. Patrick’s Day craft ideas, you can make one of these:

  1. Edible St. Patrick’s Day Jello Playdough Recipe
  2. 20 Saint Patrick’s Day Crafts

I hope you enjoyed my Pot of Gold Paper Craft For Kids as much as I did! If you make it, please share your photos with us on Facebook or Twitter! Also, check out all of our other crafts!

Pot of Gold Paper Craft For Kids on St. Patrick's Day

Pot of Gold Paper Craft For Kids on St. Patrick's Day

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

Although the pot of gold and the rainbow are intangible, this pot of gold paper craft adds touch and feel to a St. Patrick Day legend.

Materials

  • Coloured craft papers (1 sheet of each: light blue, purple, orange, red, yellow, green, grey, and 1 larger size coloured paper of your choice for the background)
  • White embossed paper
  • Craft foam sheet
  • Golden glitter paper
  • Printable template

Tools

  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Instructions

STEP 1

  1. Select coloured craft papers for the rainbow, pot and shamrock patterns; and trace the patterns on the papers.
  2. Trace the cloud patterns on the white embossed paper and the coins on the golden glitter paper.
  3. Cut out 2 small pieces of craft foam.
  4. Cut a slit along the yellow line of the pot pattern.
Pot of Gold Paper Craft in process 1Pin

STEP 2

  1. Grab the largest rainbow layer and stick the 2nd largest rainbow layer on the largest one.
  2. Align each layer along their straight sides.
Pot of Gold Paper Craft in process 2Pin

STEP 3

  1. Stick the next small layer each time until reaching the smallest one.
Pot of Gold Paper Craft in process3Pin

STEP 4

  1. Prepare a piece of paper for the background.
  2. Stick the paper rainbow pattern on the middle of the background paper; you could place the rainbow near the top side of the paper to keep space for the pot on the bottom side of the paper.
Pot of Gold Paper Craft in process 4Pin

STEP 5

  1. Attach the small craft foam pieces on the backside of the cloud patterns.
  2. Stick the large cloud on a side of the rainbow, near the bottom end.
  3. Stick the small cloud on the top of the large cloud.
  4. Use a sharpie to trace outline on the pot cutout.
Pot of Gold Paper Craft in process 5Pin

STEP 6

  1. Stick the pot cutout on the bottom side of the rainbow pattern.
  2. Keep the slit part free from glue.
Pot of Gold Paper Craft in process 6Pin

STEP 7

  1. Insert golden glitter coins inside the pot through the slit. Stick 1 or 2 shamrock cutouts to the craft.


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Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. I’ d like to make Pot of Gold Paper Craft For Kids on St. Patrick’s Day because kids are looking forward to this day celebration and I want them to do something with their hands!

  2. Oh my goodness….so cute! And it just reminded me I have a little bag of those chocolate coins to give that I forgot about. I’m going to try this craft and use those! But not tell our Jax until after the picture is made. Love this! 💕

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