Do You Need a St. Patrick’s Day craft for kids? Quickly make the supplies for this Pot of Gold craft, with step-by-step instructions and Free Printable Template!
This St. Patty’s Day pot of gold is lots of fun! Plus, kids can write “My Treasure” on the shamrock and write some of their favorite things across the rainbow. (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information)
Just download the St. Patrick’s day pot of gold printable and follow the instructions below.
Did you know that in Irish folklore, a cauldron is where leprechauns keep their gold and treasure? Read more at Wikipedia.com.
Do you want more St. Patrick’s Day fun? These Printable St. Patty’s Worksheets are so much fun! They include 25 St. Patrick’s Day Themed Preschool Worksheets!
Here’s What You Need
Here’s your pot of gold craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):
- St. Patrick’s day pot of gold printable <– Get it here!
- colored copy paper, colored cardstock, or construction Paper
- white copy paper
- scissors (good pair)
- glue sticks
- crayons and markers
Make this St. Patrick’s Pot of Gold craft while reading these Fun Books:
Step 1: Download and Print the Free Pot of Gold Craft Template
Download and print the St. Patrick’s day pot of gold printable. In the next step, learn how to quickly cut out as many shapes as you need.
Each child will need one rainbow and one set of coins. So, print or copy the rainbow page and the coins page accordingly.
Step 2: Staple and Cut Cauldrons, Shamrocks & Clouds
Once you have the pot of gold template printed out, staple it to construction paper and cut out multiple shapes at a time.
Staple the cauldron template to multiple sheets of black paper, the shamrocks to multiple sheets of green paper and the clouds to multiple sheets of white paper. Then cut out lots of shapes at once!
If you want to make this craft with a group of kids, you can staple the template to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 6-10 sheets of construction paper.
So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting.
Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.
Step 3: Cut out Rainbows & Coins
Next, you will need to cut out the rainbows and coins. These are a bit more difficult because you want to keep the printed outline for the craft.
Print out as many rainbows as you need. The template has two per page. Staple the pages together and cut out multiple pieces at once.
Just make sure you line the paper up perfectly before stapling. It might help to hold the printouts up to the light and rotate the paper until they all line up.
So line up all those rainbows and coins get cutting!
Alternate Prep Steps
An alternate way to prep this craft is to print the templates directly onto construction paper.
Did you know you can print directly onto construction paper? Print or copy the template directly onto construction paper and have each child cut out the pieces on their own.
Just trim the construction paper to the 8×10 size using copy paper as a template (you should easily be able to trim multiple sheets at a time).
And if you can adjust your printer settings to “draft” quality or a setting that uses less ink, that might be helpful as well. Construction paper is pretty notorious for absorbing liquid.
Cut the templates apart and give each child the pieces they need. The children can cut the shapes needed for the craft.
Step 4: How to Assemble the Pot of Gold
The kids will just need to glue it all together and make it their own!
- color the coins and rainbow
- glue the coins onto the top of the cauldron
- glue the rainbow on the back of the cauldron so it looks it’s coming out from the gold
- glue the cloud onto the end of the rainbow
- glue the shamrock onto the cauldron
- optional: write “My Treasure” on the shamrock
- optional: write things you treasure on the rainbow
- don’t forget to write your name on the back
Color the coins yellow or gold
Color in the rainbow
glue the coins to the top of cauldron
glue the rainbow behind the coins
glue the cloud to the end of the rainbow
glue the shamrock onto the cauldron
Optional steps: write “My Treasure” on the shamrock and add your favorite things to the lines on the rainbow. Don’t forget to write your name on the back.
And you’re finished!
As I always try to make the classroom and party crafts: Fast, Easy & Inexpensive. Enjoy! This would be a great craft for a group of kids, girl scouts, boy scouts or just a fun school party idea.
More St. Patrick’s Day Crafts
If you liked this craft, check out our other St. Patrick’s Day crafts!
- Cute Paper Leprechaun
- Super easy rainbow craft
- Easy Leprechaun craft
- Scrap Paper Shamrock Craft
- Four-leaf clover hunt with free printable
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