St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Craft

St. Paddy’s Day is a big deal in our family. As a child it was celebrated with a rare trip to McDonald’s for a Shamrock Shake. My Mimi would send us St. Patrick’s Day cards with four leaf clovers and enough dollar bills to buy our delicious treats. As an adult, I still look forward to St. Patrick’s Day and the folklore stories of leprechauns and pots of gold. This fun St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Craft is perfect for little ones.

St. Patrick's Day Pot of Gold Craft

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St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Craft


  • 1 Paper Plate, cut in half.
  • Glue. 
  • Gold Coins or yellow construction paper.
  • Green paint and paint brush.
  • Scissors.

My niece wanted to make two pots of gold, so we painted a full paper plate. You could cut the plate in half before you paint it if you only want to make one pot of gold.

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Once the paint fully dried, we cut the plate in half. You could also use the second half and glue each half together to create a pocket style pot of gold.

Now, it’s time to add the gold! We went to the dollar store and bought a few packages of gold coins for this project, and St. Paddy’s Day counting games and even decor. But, you could very easily cut out coins from yellow construction paper. If you have a cutting machine, it would be even easier! If you use plastic gold coins for your St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Craft, I would suggest using a hot glue gun and glue or other heavy duty glue to add the coins to the pot. However, regular school glue or a glue stick will work perfectly for construction paper coins.

That’s it! I really hope you enjoyed making your St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold Craft. Bless your little Irish heart and every other Irish part.

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