Keep your kids entertained and happy this coming St. Patrick’s Day celebration with this timely kid’s craft idea: the Pot of Gold Rainbow Craft. This pot of gold craft is a great way to keep them busy and involved in your celebrations.
This beautiful craft idea will not only keep them engaged, but will also help with color recognition, fine motor skills, scissor skills, and a lot more.
Why You’ll Love This St Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids.
- It's easy to make
- You can make it anytime
- It’s colorful and fun
- Easy to find supplies
- Can help with color recognition, fine motor skills, and scissor skills
Did you know that rainbows aren't just in the sky? You can find them on Earth too! And you don't need a pot of gold to find one. Just follow the colors and you'll be there in no time.
Today, we're going to show you how to make your very own rainbow craft out of some simple supplies. So get ready to have some fun!
The printable card below shows you the full craft with materials and instructions.
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Supplies Needed to Make This Rainbow Crafts
- Empty toilet paper tube
- Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple popsicle sticks
- Cotton balls
- Mini black pot
- Gold coins
How to Make the Pot of Gold Rainbow Craft
Step 1. Glue the popsicle sticks to the toilet paper tube in rainbow order. Cut off the extra end of the tube.
Step 2. Glue cotton balls to the top of the popsicle sticks.
Step 3. Glue the other end of the popsicle sticks to the inside of the pot (I used hot glue for this step).
Step 4. Place the end of the toilet paper tube that you cut off inside the pot to hold up the coins, then put the coins on top.
Note: All supplies for this craft were purchased at Dollar Tree.
Pot of Gold and St. Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Feast Day was a solemn Irish celebration. Nowadays, St. Patrick’s Day, also known as St. Paddy’s Day, has evolved into a celebration of Ireland, its culture, and mythos.
Common characters of this mythos include four-leaf clovers, fairies, and leprechauns.
The leprechaun is Ireland’s national fairy. While they are cobblers by profession, the leprechauns are hard-workers, known for their solitary and surly qualities.
These made the leprechauns the ideal candidate for guarding the fairy treasure.
This Irish leprechaun is a little man dressed in green, who is said to wait at the end of the rainbow for his pot of gold.
This Irish folklore says that the fairies put a pot of gold at the end of the rainbows and the leprechauns stand guard to it.
According to this folklore, a coin of gold is added to his pot for each year that he has lived. Legend says that if you can catch a leprechaun, you should never let him out of your sight as he will lead you to his pot of gold hidden at the end of the rainbow.
But since you can never catch the end of a rainbow, you must first catch a leprechaun.
Many other myths and traditions are celebrated during St. Patrick’s Day, which is a national holiday in Ireland and is usually signified with dancing as leprechauns in green, dressing up as these mythic characters, and drinking copious amounts of beer.
St. Patrick’s Day Crafts Questions
What can kids make on St Patrick's day?
Here are some easy and delicious St. Patrick’s Day recipes that kids can do (or help you make):
- Irish Stew Slow Cooker Recipe
- Shamrock Soup
- Easy St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Recipe
- Mini Shepherd’s Pie
- Green Cinnamon Rolls
- Irish Potatoes
- Bailey’s Pot of Gold Cocoa Cups
- Traditional Irish Soda Bread
- Avocado Devilled Eggs
- Irish colcannon recipe
- Slow Cooker Cabbage and Potatoes
- St. Patrick’s Day Shake
- Irish Cream Cake
- Green Punch Recipe
- St. Patrick’s Sugar Cookie Tutorial
- Andes Chocolate Brownies
- Green Jello Parfait
- St. Patrick’s Day Trifle
- Rice Crispy Treat Shamrock Snack
- St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes
- Irish Pastries
- Green Smoothie Recipe
- Irish Soda Muffins
- St. Patrick’s Day Bark
What are some DIY crafts for St. Patrick’s Day?
- Shamrock Toilet Paper Roll Stamp
- Shamrock Footprint Craft
- Shamrock Wand
- Leprechaun Craft with a Fork Print Beard
- Rainbow Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars
- Carrot Shamrock Stamps
- Apple Shamrock Stamp
- Paper Plate Leprechaun Craft
- Cupcake Liner Shamrocks
- Pom Pom Leprechaun Craft
- End of the Rainbow Twirler
- Crayon Resist St. Patrick's Day Craft
- 3D Over the Rainbow Craft
- Paper Plate Shamrock Sun Catcher
- 3D Paper Shamrock Craft
- Leprechauns Hat Toilet Paper Roll Craft
- Q-Tip Shamrocks
- Rainbow Wind Catcher
- Leprechaun Handprint Craft
- Rainbow Chain Necklace
- Toilet Paper Roll Shamrock Craft
- Puffy Paint Shamrock Craft
- Popsicle Stick Leprechaun Puppet
- Fingerprint Rainbow & Pot of Gold Craft
- Leprechaun Toilet Paper Roll Craft
- Mickey Mouse Paper Craft
- Wine Cork Shamrocks
- Pom Pom Rainbow Craft
How do you make St. Patrick’s Day special?
Here are fun St. Patrick’s Day Activities that you can do to make your celebration special.
- Enjoy a Shamrock Shake
- Play Some St. Patrick’s Day Bingo
- Have a Costume Contest
- Drink Green Beer
- Plan a Scavenger Hunt
- Celebrate Mass
- Recite an Irish Blessing
- Enjoy a Family Brunch
- Plant Shamrocks
- Bake Soda Bread
- Make Some St. Patrick’s Day Crafts
- Test Your Luck Playing a St. Paddy’s Game
- Watch an Irish Movie
- Sip on Green Drinks
- Bake Festive Desserts
- Watch a Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Parade
- Learn the History Behind St. Patrick’s Day
- Make a Traditional Irish Meal
- Learn How to Stepdance
- Learn a Bit of Gaelic
What is the legend of the pot of gold in this St. Patrick’s Day Craft?
The legend has it that leprechauns are mistrustful creatures that guard these pots of gold.
It is said that they found these gold and buried them again so no human can ever find them.
Other St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids You’ll Love
- DIY St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun House
- DIY Plaid Shamrock Door Hanging
- Paper Cup St Patrick's Day Windsock Craft
- Marbled Shamrock Art
- Shamrock Puppets
- Shamrock Slime
- Rainbow Shaker Wand
- Rainbow Bracelet
- Mosaic Paper Shamrocks
- Pots o' Gold and Rainbows
- Handprint Rainbow Painting
Whether you’re looking for a fun St. Patrick’s Day craft to keep the kids busy, or you want to add some extra decoration to your home this year, we hope you give our Pot of Gold Rainbow Craft a try!
If you do make it, be sure to share a picture with us on social media, we love seeing what our readers create.
Pot of Gold Rainbow Craft
- Empty toilet paper tube
- Red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple popsicle sticks
- Cotton balls
- Mini black pot
- Gold coins
Glue the popsicle sticks to the toilet paper tube in rainbow order. Cut off the extra end of the tube.
Glue cotton balls to the top of the popsicle sticks.
Glue the other end of the popsicle sticks to the inside of the pot (I used hot glue for this step).
Place the end of the toilet paper tube that you cut off inside the pot to hold up the coins, then put the coins on top.
All supplies for this craft were purchased at Dollar Tree.
Don’t forget to come back and let me know how your Pot of Gold Rainbow Craft turned out!
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