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Easy Pot Of Gold Card Craft [Free Template]

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When you think of St. Patrick’s Day and leprechauns, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

For us, it’s the elusive pot of gold! That’s exactly why we created this pot of gold card craft. It’s an easy St. Patrick’s Day craft for kids to make at home or at school.

Watch our quick video tutorial below or read our step by step directions to see exactly how we created this project.

We’re also sharing a free printable template so it’s simple for kids to make at home or at school.

Fun St. Patrick’s Day Craft For Kids

pot of gold card craft image collage with the words st. patty's day pot of gold card craft in the middle

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock
  • Gold glitter cardstock (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pot of gold template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the pot of gold template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding pot of gold card craft template

Fold a piece of black paper in half hamburger style, then place the pot of gold on it so that the flat part of it lines up with the fold line. Trace it and cut it out, leaving the flat part uncut.

hand tracing pot template onto black paper

Glue the top portion of the pot of gold on the top of the pot.

hand gluing top of black pot for pot of gold card craft

Open the card up and glue the white insider portion on the bottom flap.

hand writing message on pot of gold card craft

Finish by gluing all the coins to the top of the pot of gold.

hand gluing coins to pot of gold card craft

This is a quick craft that kids can give to friends or family! We’re sure they’ll have making it too!

More St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

Want more ideas to keep the St. Patrick’s Day theme going? We’ve got tons of ideas to help you fill the day or week!

If crafts are your child’s favorite activity, you have to check out this paper plate leprechaun craft. It’s super cute, but also allows your child to get creative.

Another craft that’s very easy is this shamrock preschool craft or this shamrock leprechaun craft. Both have printable templates and are great for younger children.

hand holding pot of gold card craft

We always recommend starting any theme with books! These St. Patrick’s Day books are fun and will definitely keep the kids engaged. Grab them from the library or buy them to add to your home collection.

Pete The Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase is a must have for Pete the Cat fans! Join Pete as he tries to catch an elusive leprechaun.

How To Catch A Leprechaun is a silly book that’s, you guessed it, about catching a leprechaun! Read this book and then let your kiddos build their own trap and start a family tradition.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover is another book kids can’t get enough of. See what the old lady is doing this St. Patricks’ Day!

pot of gold card craft

Have some fun sensory play with this St. Patrick’s Day sensory bin; it’ll help encourage independent playtime and it’s great for exploration!

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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pot of gold card craft

Pot Of Gold Card Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this simple pot of gold card craft with the kids for St. Patrick's Day! Give it to friends, family, or a teacher!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pot of gold template

Instructions

  1. Download the pot of gold template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Fold a piece of black paper in half hamburger style, then place the pot of gold on it so that the flat part of it lines up with the fold line. Trace it and cut it out, leaving the flat part uncut.
  3. Glue the top portion of the pot of gold on the top of the pot.
  4. Open the card up and glue the white insider portion on the bottom flap.
  5. Finish by gluing all the coins to the top of the pot of gold.

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