I wanted to do something fun for St. Patrick’s Day for my preschooler and oldest child, so we took 2 containers and transformed them into a Pot of Gold Craft.
Keep in mind the fun doesn’t end with the project though, it continues until the actual holiday.
Here is what is needed to recreate this craft:
-1 Coffee Ground Container or Peanut Container
-1 piece of Black construction paper
-1 piece of Green construction paper
-1 piece of Yellow or Gold construction paper
FYI, I made one in advance as an example for my 5-year-old daughter, and then prepared the parts by cutting them out for her. She was in charge of the pasting. Depending upon your child’s maturity they may be able to do less or more.
Here is the step by step:
First, clean out the containers and dry. Second, line up the black construction paper and cut the extra paper off. Paste this to the container.
Third, trace a 4 leaf clover from the green construction paper and cut it out. I made sure it was taller than the container.
Use this to cover any gap from the black construction paper or place anywhere on the side of the container. Paste this on as well.
Finally, use the top to trace a circle on the yellow or gold construction paper. Discard the tops.
After you cut it out, you will need to shave off additional pieces to make it fit into the lip of the container.
This will just lay on top so it can be easily removed.
As a reminder, the fun doesn’t end with the craft. The night before, I am going to put goodies from the Dollar Store inside the containers along with some coins.
On St. Patrick’s Day, the kids open up their Pot of Gold and get a surprise!
My daughter has already told me that she wants me to dress up like a Leprechaun when I put the goodies in!
Do you do anything similar for your kids? How do you set up your craft? If you make one, let me know how it goes!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!