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Pot Of Gold & Rainbow Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Make this cute pot of gold and rainbow craft this St. Patrick’s Day with the kids. Or see all our fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids here. 

Even though I really have no idea what St. Patrick’s Day is celebrating, I love all the kids’ crafts!

Everything is filled with glitter, rainbows, cute little leprechauns, and good luck charms.

If you haven’t been following along, we’ve made a few different St. Patrick’s Day crafts and activities for the kids. So far we created handprint crafts, leprechaun crafts, shamrock crafts and more!

Today, we’re making a 3D papercraft of a rainbow and the leprechaun’s pot of gold!

Read on below to see how simple it is to make at home with your kids.

Pot Of Gold + Rainbow Craft For Kids

rainbow and pot of gold

Supplies

Directions

Print the pot of gold template onto black card stock and cut out. Cut out a hill shaped piece from the green paper and glue onto the bottom of the blue paper.

Glue the pot of gold onto the top of the hill. Cut out circular coins from the glitter card stock and glue onto the top of the pot.

Using the extra strength glue dots, attach the pipe cleaners to the end of the gold coins and in a rainbow shape to the end of the blue paper. Trim off any excess.

Fluff out a few cotton balls and glue onto the end of the rainbow and in the sky.

That’s it!

Related: Minion Leprechaun Craft For Kids

Pot of Gold Craft Notes

Even though this craft is simple, there are a few things to know before making it.

First, you really need some extra strength glue for the pipe cleaner rainbow. I love using glue sticks because they’re less messy than regular glue, but it just wasn’t strong enough to hold them into place (believe me, I tried).

Glue dots are another non-messy way to hold them in place, but just make sure you use enough of them or add a bit of liquid glue to the ends because they have a tendency to pop up over time.

Another quick tip is to choose as thin glitter card stock as you can find. I didn’t think about this and grabbed some really thick glitter paper and it made it more difficult to glue to the pot of gold.

It wasn’t hard, but I did have to load up the back of the coins with a good amount of the craft bond glue stick.

All in all, this rainbow craft is a fun 3D paper craft I think kids will love making for St. Patrick’s Day.

If you want a template for the pot of gold, don’t forget to enter your email in the form at the end of this post.

More St. Patrick’s Day Ideas For Kids

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!

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!

Get Our Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Crafts!

3d paper craft of rainbow and pot of gold

Pot of Gold Rainbow Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this simple and fun pot of gold and rainbow craft for St. Patrick's Day!

Materials

  • Colored card stock (in sky blue, green and black)
  • Gold glitter card stock
  • Rainbow colored pipe cleaners
  • Cotton balls
  • Glue stick
  • Strong Glue Dots
  • Pot of gold template

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Print the pot of gold template onto black card stock and cut out.
  2. Cut out a hill shaped piece from the green paper and glue onto the bottom of the blue paper.
  3. Glue the pot of gold onto the top of the hill.
  4. Cut out circular coins from the glitter card stock and glue onto the top of the pot.
  5. Using the extra strength glue dots, attach the pipe cleaners to the end of the gold coins and in a rainbow shape to the end of the blue paper. Trim off any excess.
  6. Fluff out a few cotton balls and glue onto the end of the rainbow and in the sky.

Free Pot Of Gold Template

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Kathy

Sunday 15th of March 2020

Great craft

Sam T

Monday 16th of March 2020

Thanks so much!

Lauren

Tuesday 18th of February 2020

What an interesting idea! My children will be excited with this. Thanks for sharing.

Sam T

Thursday 20th of February 2020

Thanks! Hope they do like it!

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